Tuna salad is a healthy meal for pregnant moms because it supplies protein, good fats and essential Omega-3s.

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Easy Tuna Salad Recipe

The best tuna salad starts with simple ingredients, allowing you to build flavors from there. Tuna salad can also be customized to easily fit Paleo, Keto, and Whole30 diets. Key to making your best tuna salad is the balance of texture and taste, herbs, spices and acids to complement the clean protein of wild tuna, and remembering to only stir enough to combine ingredients.
Print Recipe
CourseMain Course, Salad
Prep Time10 minutes
Servings2 People


  • Medium Mixing Bowl
  • Chef’s Knife
  • Cutting Board
  • Measuring spoons and cups


Basic Ingredients

  • 1 can Safe Catch Elite Wild Tuna
  • 1-1/2 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove Garlic
  • 1/4 cup Sliced scallions or green onions
  • 1 tbsp Lemon juice
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste

Customizable Ingredients: Choose Your Acid

  • 1-2 tbsp Lemon juice, red wine vinegar, sherry vinegar or vinegar of preference Will add brightness
  • 1-2 tbsp Pickled vegetables (pickles, sauerkraut, beets) or caper berries Diced Pickled or Brined Goodies

Add Some Crunch

  • 1/2 cup Diced Veggies: celery, radish, fennel, carrot, jalapeno, cabbage or any crunchy vegetable

Flavorful Herbs and Spices

  • 1 tbsp Minced Fresh Herbs or ⅛ tsp Dried Herbs: parsley, cilantro, oregano, basil, thyme, red chili powder or sriracha

Add Some Depth

  • 1 tbsp Classic Mayonnaise or Paleo/Keto/Whole30 Alternatives
  • 1/2 Ripe avocado Diced or mashed


Base Instructions

  • 1. Open can of Safe Catch Elite Wild Tuna (Do not drain), then flake with a fork until all liquid is absorbed by the tuna, and empty into a medium mixing bowl
  • 2. Knife Work: Rinse and slice scallions or green onions into slivered rings, peel and finely chop garlic; place into mixing bowl
  • 3. Add all remaining base Ingredients to mixing bowl (no stirring just yet)


  • 1. Knife Work: Dice your acid and/or crunch ingredients into small enough pieces to be easily eaten, but large enough to maintain texture (between ⅛ & ¼ Inches) and add to mixing bowl
  • 2. Add any liquid ingredient you’ve selected, along with herbs & spices
  • 3. Gently mix all ingredients together, until combined, being careful not to over-stir to keep texture and prevent mush


The best tuna salads are versatile and a nutritious addition to your weekly healthier eating choices. You may wonder, how long is tuna salad good for? If refrigerated, 2-3 days, but your new wild tuna salad recipes surely won’t be around that long.
Tuna Salad Eating Occasion Ideas
● Keep it Classic: Serve between two slices of multi-grain (or gluten-free) bread or on top of the healthy cracker of your choice
● Wrap in romaine lettuce leaves and eat like a taco for a Paleo/Keto/Whole30 Friendly alternative to the classic tuna salad sandwich
● Put a heaping scoop on top of mixed greens and you instantly have an entree salad
● Tuna salad is fantastic along side cottage cheese or avocado
● Serve small scoops inside radicchio with extra lemon wedges on the side
● Serve like a dip: Add a Tbsp of additional olive oil or mayo, or half a mashed avocado, or a dash of acid to thin out the salad and serve in a bowl surrounded by celery sticks, endive spears or anything you’d like to dip!
Recipe Credit
My Longevity Kitchen

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