Tuna Salad Recipe

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This tuna salad recipe is easy, traditional, and downright delicious!

I’m not sure what it is, but lately, I just can’t seem to get enough tuna. I’m starting to think there is something in it that my body needs. Or, it could just be that it’s darn delicious.

Clean Eating Traditional Tuna Salad

A good, traditional tuna salad goes well with a lot of things. It’s versatile and often pairs well with salads and other veggies, or even bread for a sandwich. My little guy loves his on a brown rice cracker. In fact, I’ve done this for his dinner a few times when he wants something a little lighter for dinner.

In fact, I would say that lately, with three blogs, culinary school, a 6-year-old and a new part-time job, this dish is becoming a little more regular around here than I’d like to admit. Thankfully, we’re enjoying it, and I hope you will too! It’s quick and easy to put together and makes for a great lunch as long as you stick an ice pack in your lunch for it. Enjoy it as a snack with crackers or as a full meal on a salad or in a sandwich.




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Clean Eating Traditional Tuna Salad

Tuna Salad Recipe

A delicious, traditional tuna salad that can be enjoyed by itself, as a side or in a sandwich.
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Course: Seafood
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 413kcal
Author: The Gracious Pantry


  • 2 cans water packed tuna
  • 1 large celery stalk (thinly sliced)
  • ¼ cup diced red onion (fine dice)
  • cup mayonnaise (see link to make your own above)
  • salt to taste


  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients together.
  • Mix well and server as you like. 


Please note that the nutrition data given here is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.


Serving: 0.5the recipe | Calories: 413kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 683mg | Potassium: 417mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 241IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 3mg
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  1. Merryanne says:

    Clean eating like less fat?
    Just courious thank you merry

  2. Connie Tolbert says:

    Can you tell me what brand of Tuma you use? Thanks!!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Connie – I get mine at Whole Foods. I don’t know the name off hand (I’ll look next time I pick up a can), but it’s a blue label with a pull tab top. It has far less mercury and is sustainably caught (or something like that).

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Connie – My pleasure! 🙂

  3. This tuna salad looks SCRUMPTIOUS! I think I have a can in the pantry. I may have to make this for lunch this weekend. Thanks for linking up with #FoodieFridays! Make sure to stop by this Thursday night 9ET to see if you are featured!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Christie – Thanks! I’ll do that!

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