Healthy Tuna Salad Without Mayo


This Healthy Tuna Salad recipe is flavorful and is super quick and easy! You won’t miss the mayo in this healthy sandwich-filler!

a sandwich filled with Healthy Tuna Salad

Why you will LOVE This Tuna Salad

One of the BEST, quickest and most delicious lunches is a salad– if you keep it fun, that is! And what’s better for meal prep and a nourishing lunch at the office on a busy day than good ol’ tuna salad? NOTHING! If you are into paleo mediterranean tuna salad with olives and healthy tuna salad stuffed avocados, then you are going to LOVE this healthy tuna salad recipe without mayo. It’s got all those flavors you know and love about tuna salad, but we said adios to the mayo and used greek yogurt instead! This salad is creamy, zingy, and bursting with so many flavors that are balanced perfectly. 

Ingredients Needed

This is a fantastic recipe to whip up if you’re wanting some healthier lunch options, because the ingredients are all whole, healthy foods that you will feel good about feeding yourself and your family. Let’s go ahead and pull together everything we will need to make easy and healthy tuna salad without mayo:

  • Tuna 
  • 2% Greek Yogurt
  • Celery
  • Red Onion
  • Fresh Lemon Juice
  • Capers
  • Dried Dill Weed
  • Salt
  • Lettuce or Bread
Healthy Tuna Salad spread on 2 pieces of bread

How to make Healthy Tuna Salad


In a bowl, add the tuna and fluff it with a fork. Add in the greek yogurt and mix to combine. Add in all remaining ingredients, stirring until everything is well incorporated.


Serve your tuna salad on bread or on a piece of lettuce and enjoy!

How to store Healthy Tuna Salad Without Mayo

This quick and easy tuna salad is absolutely PERFECT for meal prep lunches throughout the week. I recommend storing it in the fridge in an airtight container, where it will last up to 5 days. Since it is enjoyed cold, simply scoop it onto bread or lettuce whenever you are ready to enjoy it!

Healthy Tuna Salad being made in a large bowl

Healthy Tuna Salad without mayo FAQ

Is canned tuna healthy?

Absolutely, yes! Canned tuna is a healthy choice. It is a very nutritious and inexpensive way to get your protein intake. Tuna also has quite a long shelf life so you can stock up on tuna to enjoy whenever you’d like.

What can I mix with tuna instead of mayo?

If you’re wondering what on earth is in a tuna salad that doesn’t contain mayo, it’s greek yogurt! It has similar texture, richness, and brings all the flavors together beautifully. You will love the substitution!

What can you eat with tuna salad instead of bread?

If you’re trying to cut down on carbs, you can leave out the bread and serve your salad on lettuce instead. Butter lettuce is perfect for tuna lettuce wraps, but you can use any type of lettuce that you have on hand.

Can you freeze tuna salad?

While you technically can freeze tuna salad, I don’t recommend it. When thawing, the yogurt can become separated and will affect the creamy texture that it has when it is fresh.

How long does tuna salad keep?

In the fridge, when stored properly, tuna salad will last for about 3-5 days.

Healthy Tuna Salad in a whole wheat sandwich

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Healthy Tuna Salad

This Healthy Tuna Salad recipe is flavorful and is super quick and easy! You won’t miss the mayo in this healthy sandwich-filler!
Course lunch
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 People
Calories 90kcal
Author Taylor Kiser


  • 1 Can Tuna, drained (5oz)
  • 3 Tbsp 2% Greek yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp Celery, diced
  • 4 tsp Red onion, diced
  • 1 1/2 tsp Fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp Capers
  • 1/4 tsp Dried dill weed, or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp Salt, or to taste
  • Lettuce or bread, for serving


  • In a small bowl, flake the tuna with a fork.
  • Stir in the Greek yogurt until well mixed.
  • Stir in the remaining ingredients.
  • Serve on lettuce or bread and DEVOUR!



Calories: 90kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 543mg | Potassium: 215mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 88IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 1mg
Healthy Tuna Salad collage photo


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