Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe: 2
Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
  • Calories 190.3
  • Total Fat 2.2 g
  • Saturated Fat 1.3 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 0.3 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 0.3 g
  • Cholesterol 38.8 mg
  • Sodium 695.1 mg
  • Potassium 384.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 11.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber 0.6 g
  • Sugars 7.4 g
  • Protein 32.5 g
  • Vitamin A 2.4 %
  • Vitamin B-12 50.8 %
  • Vitamin B-6 18.7 %
  • Vitamin C 13.1 %
  • Vitamin D 0.0 %
  • Vitamin E 2.8 %
  • Calcium 14.6 %
  • Copper 3.9 %
  • Folate 7.3 %
  • Iron 7.9 %
  • Magnesium 8.9 %
  • Manganese 2.6 %
  • Niacin 48.4 %
  • Pantothenic Acid 6.6 %
  • Phosphorus 28.3 %
  • Riboflavin 17.1 %
  • Selenium 96.0 %
  • Thiamin 5.5 %
  • Zinc 9.8 %
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Calories in The BEST Tuna Salad

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Submitted by: GORGEOUS26

Calories per Ingredient

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Calories per serving of The BEST Tuna Salad

83 calories of Cottage Cheese, Nonfat, (2.65 oz)

60 calories of Tuna, Canned in Water, drained, (2.50 oz)

36 calories of Yogurt, plain, low fat, (0.25 container (4 oz))

3 calories of Onions, raw, (0.13 small)

3 calories of Celery, raw, (0.50 stalk, medium (7-1/2" - 8" long))

3 calories of Lemon Juice, (0.25 lemon yields)

3 calories of Grey Poupon Dijon Mustard, (0.50 tsp)

0 calories of Dill weed, dried, (0.07 tsp)

Nutrition & Calorie Comments  

Skip the cottage cheese and just use non-fat yogurt with all of the other ingredients for a lower calorie, practically zero fat version, but do not use an entire "stalk" of celery, just a few "ribs." Submitted by:

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This is not anywhere near the best tuna salad recipe and I'm shocked by all of these positive reviews. If you are looking for a less fat, lower calorie tuna salad, then this one is just OK. Otherwise, stick to regular mayo instead of the chalky tasting cottage cheese. Barely edible. Submitted by:

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People seem confused about the tuna can size for the full recipe. It is a 5 oz can, so the amount per serving is 2.5 oz since the recipe makes two servings. I do agree with the suggestion of using Fage non-fat Greek yogurt instead of the low fat yogurt (excellent flavor & texture). Submitted by:

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I use thinly cut slices radish in my tuna fish a healthy nice crunch on wheat berry bread, with low fat miracle whip,my own special light seasoning and hard boil eggs.
Even my grandchildren love this sandwich serve with a dill pickle and chips and fruit juice.
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Very good with some addition. I doubled the Dijon, and lemon juice. I also added a good bit of dill and a dash of sea salt and coarse black pepper. I like lots of flavor. I think next time less cottage cheese though it seems to be a bit much and overpowers the tuna. But I don't miss the mayo!! Submitted by:

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It's not for everyone, but personally I liked it and it's awesome that it's so filling, high in protein, but low cal. Needs some flavoring so I just added salt. Submitted by:

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This is absolutely brilliant. When blended/food processed, the mixture of cottage cheese and yogurt produces something texturally very similar to mayo, with none of the fat and a huge dollop of protein. Submitted by:

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For Diane7786: Your comment about the 2.5 oz. tuna put me on a hunt. Star Kist has tuna in packets, but theirs is 2.6 oz., so the calorie count would be slightly more. Didn't check up on the "lunch kits", but those cans look pretty small. Perhaps this is what was used for the recipe? LONIANNE Submitted by:

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AMAZING! I used to only like tuna if it was smothered in Mayo but not anymore! I used 1/2 cup 4% cottage cheese and 1/2 cup nonfat plain greek yogurt and it was still only 166 calories per serving. I also love that a serving gives me a heaping sandwich full so it feels really indulgent :) Submitted by:

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Just added a little salt and pepper and it was great! Amazing taste! Submitted by:

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I looked at the nutritional breakdown of this recipe because the recipe says "1 can tuna." The size is 2.5 oz can. I don't thnk I've ever found a can that small. The dressing is great. I'm using it as a veggie dip. Submitted by:

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I use unsalted cottage cheese or Trader Joe's fat-free mayonnaise to reduce the sodium and I like to add a hint of chopped pickles for a bite along with chopped onions or chives, also. Submitted by:

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Great recipe. I added water chestnuts, orange pepper and Kohrabi which gave me lots of mix to extend the recipe to 4 sandwiches. Also tried it in my Foreman Grill with 1 oz of reduced fat cheese. Yummm Submitted by:

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I used low fat ricotta cheese instead of cottage cheese to reduce the sodium, and it's not as lumpy!! Really tasty! Submitted by:

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I too lessened the cottage cheese due to sodium. Submitted by:

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I used part-skim ricotta cheese instead of cottage cheese and non=fat greek yogurt instead of plain yogurt. Also added a few carrots(just because).Used regular mustard because i didn't have Dijon.Still delicious I have been looking for a alternative for tuna salad and this is it! Thanks GORGEOUS26! Submitted by:

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I was skeptical, but this was fantastic! I did not use dill or onion b/c I didn't have any. I used ff cottage cheese and fage 0% greek yogurt and added pepper. Threw it in a Joseph's wrap (5 net carbs) and added some lettuce - can't wait to eat the leftovers! Submitted by:

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I LOVED this tuna salad! I doubled the recipe for lunches for the week. I didn't have dill, so I left it out. I did add salt and pepper, but wish I would've skipped the salt. I used 0% Fage greek yogurt. Submitted by:

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Beautiful! Delicious, super-easy, healthful. At first missed lemon juice & accidentally heavy on cottage cheese & onion. After tasting, splash (~tsp) lemon juice, more dill (total 1.25 tsp), seasoned salt & fresh black pepper. Extraodinary. Strongly recommend start w/ original (dill!) THANKS Submitted by:

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