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5 from 3 votes

Classic Tuna Salad - Clean and Simple!

This simple tuna salad is a classic that is sure to satisfy and even better, it's clean eating, gluten free and incredibly customizable! Enjoy it in a sandwich, with pasta or just by itself!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Rest Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Appetizer, Dinner, Entree, Lunch, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 275kcal
Author: Kitrusy



  • In a bowl, add your drained cans of tuna along with all other ingredients and mix everything together. Taste and adjust your seasoning to your preference.
  • For the best results let your salad rest in the fridge for at least 20-30 minutes to allow the flavors to fully combine and meld together.
  • Store your salad in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3-5 days. It is not recommended to freeze tuna salad.


  • Feel free to adjust your tuna salad's flavors and seasoning to suit your personal preference.
  • If you like a creamier salad, add more mayonnaise.
  • If you like a touch of sweetness in your salad, consider adding either a tsp of finely blended raw cane sugar, or small diced bits of apple or even raisins.
  • If you'd like a lighter version, ensure you're using tuna in water, and swap the mayonnaise for Greek yogurt.


Calories: 275kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 654mg | Potassium: 316mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 233IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 3mg