The BEST Tuna Salad

The BEST Tuna Salad

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 2
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 190.3
  • Total Fat: 2.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 38.8 mg
  • Sodium: 695.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 11.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.6 g
  • Protein: 32.5 g

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This flavorful tuna salad is made with cottage cheese and yogurt, not mayo. This flavorful tuna salad is made with cottage cheese and yogurt, not mayo.
Number of Servings: 2


    1 can albacore tuna
    2/3 cup non-fat cottage cheese
    4 tablespoons plain low-fat yogurt
    1/4 small red onion, chopped finely
    1 stalk celery, chopped finely
    1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
    splash of lemon juice
    pinch or two of dill


To change up the flavor, swap the dill for tarragon or thyme.


This beats the socks off any and all tuna salads I have ever had. And it's healthier too! By the way, I make lunches for my whole week of work so I usually triple the recipe and it makes six sandwiches.

Just throw into a bowl, give it a good mix and ENJOY!

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    76 of 79 people found this review helpful
    I make this recipe with normal tuna instead of albacore. I've also made it with water chestnuts & green onions instead of celery. I decreased the cottage cheese (because of the sodium) & I use non-fat plain greek yogurt. This is fabulous on cucumber rounds instead of bread! - 1/23/11

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    36 of 36 people found this review helpful
    I blended the cottage cheese first to make it more was great! - 8/22/09

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    28 of 30 people found this review helpful
    I love mayo-based anything, so I was a bit skeptical of this, but it was SO DELICIOUS, super healthy, so much protein! I used lime juice instead of lemon, apples instead of celery, no dill, and a tiny bit of Lawry's seasoned salt. OMG Yummy!! - 2/25/11

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    23 of 23 people found this review helpful
    Awesome! I did not have dill so I added minced dill pickle. I started with 2 TBS of FF Greek Yogurt and 1/3 C FF cottage cheese and found it to be more than sufficient. Thanks so much for this recipe--it is a keeper! - 10/13/10

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    22 of 22 people found this review helpful
    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 - 3/30/12