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  

Cottage cheese what a great idea. I used a little low fat cream cheese instead of yogurt. An added a little pickle juice an garlic salt an pepper. Very good:) thanks Submitted by:

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not a fan of cottage cheese, to much sodium, next time I'll do what other commented on..
I added a bit of dill pickle and a splash of pickle juice for more flavor...
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It happens that I have been making just this mayonnaise-less version for years; thought I invented it! It's phenomenal, isn't it! Sometimes I add hard-boiled eggs, or egg whites, just for the flavor and texture--not because it needs any more protein; and scallions, parsley, herbs and chopped pickl Submitted by:

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It was okay to me but I think because I hate cottage cheese and couldn't get past that. Also it seems like an awful lot of sodium to me! Submitted by:

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I found the flavor of this to be very sharp/sour, so I had to had a tablespoon of mayo to calm it down. I think the next time, I'll leave the lemon juice out. The finished product tasted just like regular tuna salad; good for the added protein, but not mind blowing. Hubby never noticed the diff. Submitted by:

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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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