This simple Healthy Tuna Salad is perfect for spreading on raw veggies, crackers or toast. Made with greek yoghurt, it is a lighter alternative to the mayo-loaded classic version.
I always have a few tins of tuna in the pantry for when I haven’t been to the store in a while, and don’t have the time (or want) to drag two kids around a supermarket.
I find it a great ambient product that can be used to whip up an evening meal really quickly. I often serve it with rice, quinoa or pasta.
Another way I like to use tuna is to make this healthy tuna salad. My eldest is always so hungry after school and this is great spread to eat with a plate of cut up veggies.
What to Serve Healthy Tuna Salad With
I love how versatile tuna salad is. Here are a few suggestions on how to serve it, based on the ways that my kids love to eat it.
- Load onto cucumber rounds (see photo)
- Fill celery sticks
- Fill lettuce leaves
- Fill halved mini capsicum peppers
- Fill avocados
- Stuff tomatoes
- Spread on crackers
- Spread on toast
- Sandwich filling
Healthy Tuna Salad Variations
Tuna salad can easily be customised to suit taste. If you, or your children, are used to the traditional mayonnaise version, but are wanting something lighter, then perhaps you may want to start with
- 50% mayonnaise & 50% yoghurt.
Other alternatives to yogurt include
- cottage cheese
- mashed avocado
What you chose to add to your mixture is up to you too. Perhaps your children would be put off with the spring onion or chives. You can easily miss them out or replace with other ingredients such as
- minced onion
- minced celery
- grated / chopped apple
- chopped capsicum
- grated carrot
- chopped pickles
- chopped olives
- chopped parsley
Healthy Tuna Salad Recipe
A healthy, high protein spread that can be used to top various vegetables, toast, crackers or used as a sandwich filling.
- 1 Can (185g) Tinned Tuna in water, drained
- 1/4 cup (65g) Greek Yogurt
- 1 small Spring Onion, finely chopped
- 1/2 Lemon (juice only)
- 1 tbsp Chopped chives
Place all the ingredients in a small mixing bowl and mix until combined.
Serve with raw veggies, crackers or toast (see above post for serving suggestions)
Nutritional information is a rough GUIDE only, calculated using an online calculator. Values are for the spread alone.