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Tuna Salad with Greek Yogurt Recipe (High Protein)

This tuna salad with Greek yogurt recipe is an easy high protein lunch recipe – serve as a salad or in a sandwich or wrap! It’s light, crunchy, and flavorful made with canned tuna, chopped celery, spices, and a creamy Greek yogurt dressing.

This high protein tuna salad makes a great lunch time sandwich that is ready in just 5 minutes! It’s work-from-home friendly, and a great recipe to make when you are short on time.

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Tuna salad has been a favorite of mine from when I was young – I loved whipping up a batch to eat with crackers or to enjoy with lettuce wraps!  I used to eat canned tuna mixed with sweet relish and mayo, but I wanted to make a better grown-up version of this classic recipe.

By adding the Greek yogurt, you get a high protein tuna salad that tastes amazing. The Greek yogurt replaces mayonnaise in this dish, and gives the tuna salad a creamy and tangy flavor. 

This Tuna Salad with Greek Yogurt Recipe Is

  • Bright
  • Fresh
  • Crunchy
  • Salty
  • Creamy
  • High in Protein
  • A Great Versatile Recipe
  • A Good Option for Lunch
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What’s Traditional Tuna Salad Made With?

Tuna salad is traditionally made with mayonnaise, which gives it a creamy base and tangy flavor. This recipe substitutes mayonnaise with plain Greek yogurt, which gives the tuna salad a similar flavor but with a better option.

You can use non-fat Greek yogurt, 2% or even 4% yogurt in this recipe depending on your preferences. You can even opt for a soy yogurt for a dairy-free option. Plain Greek yogurt has fewer calories than mayo, and tastes great. Either way, the Greek yogurt makes a really great substitute for mayo in this easy recipe!

A No-Cook  Canned Tuna Recipe That’s Perfect Any Time

This no-cook tuna salad with Greek yogurt is a quick and easy lunch recipe.  There are so many different ways to enjoy this delicious tuna salad – as a sandwich, a dip, spread, served on a green salad, in lettuce cups, or as a tuna melt. I have a whole collection of recipes that require zero cooking at all, check them out here!  

This tuna fish salad comes together in about 5 minutes, and doesn’t require the stove or microwave to make. Just use a few pantry staple ingredients and you have a simple meal ready in no time.  And very little to clean up afterwards… an added bonus!

What’s In This High Protein Tuna Salad Recipe?

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  • Canned Tuna – I like using a no-salt-added tuna, which really helps to bring out the flavor of the fish. I like delicious flaky tuna, so getting a good quality can of tuna matters. Skipjack tuna or albacore tuna are great options.
  • Celery
  • Greek Yogurt – make sure it’s plain and unsweetened!  You can use a fat free Greek yogurt like this one (it’s our favorite!) or a full fat yogurt too. Make sure you get Greek yogurt and not plain yogurt, the thickness really makes this dish fantastic!
  • Sweet Relish – to give this dish a little extra sweetness. I love this classic sweet relish which has a nice crunch and a sweet and tangy flavor. 
  • Red Onion – for a savory flavor and a hint of crunch.
  • Whole Grain Mustard – for a really nice flavor and texture. Using a really good whole grain or Dijon mustard makes all the difference, so don’t use the basic yellow stuff for this recipe.
  • Lemon Juice
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Is Tuna Salad Sweet or Savory?

This recipe is a little bit of both! I like using sweet relish to give the salad a tangy kick, but the other ingredients in this basic recipe are savory.

You can make this recipe with dill pickles or dill relish instead for a more savory bite. I find the sweet relish adds a nice complexity to this dish, so I recommend you give it a try.

Inexpensive and Affordable Lunch Recipes For Everyone

I love how inexpensive this Greek yogurt tuna salad sandwiches are to make! I always stock up on canned tuna when it’s on sale, so I can make easy and cheap lunches anytime. All you need are a few staples, and some bread and lettuce for this sandwich. 

Eating simple means that are high in protein doesn’t have to cost a ton!  Use ingredients you have, and stock up on things like canned tuna, mustard, or spices when they go on sale.

Browse all our lunch recipes here to find your next favorite!

How Do I Make Tuna Salad with Greek Yogurt?

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine tuna, celery, yogurt, relish, red onion, mustard, and lemon juice.
  2. Mix well to combine. Taste, and add salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Scoop the tuna salad on toast or bread to make a sandwich, add to lettuce for a salad, or enjoy as a dip with crackers!
  4. Store leftovers in an airtight container and refrigerate. Enjoy within 2 days.

One of the Best Pantry Lunch Recipes

This easy tuna salad recipe is a fantastic pantry-staple meal!  It uses many staple ingredients kept in a dry pantry or cupboards – most of which you may have on hand. Keeping a well-stocked pantry makes it easy to come up with delicious and tasty meals using a few staples you can rotate. 

More Easy No Cook Lunches You’ll Love!

Chopped Salad with Chickpeas Recipe

7 Layer Dip Burrito Recipe

Salted Fig and Honey Ricotta Toast 

Ramen Noodle Salad Recipe

Mediterranean Cucumber Salad with Feta Cheese 

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Tuna Salad with Greek Yogurt

Kelly Jensen
This tuna salad with Greek yogurt recipe is a high protein lunch recipe – serve as a salad or in a sandwich or wrap! It's light, crunchy, and flavorful made with canned tuna, chopped celery, spices, and a creamy Greek yogurt dressing. No mayo!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 88 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 2 5-ounce cans tuna drained
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery about 1 large stalk
  • 1/2 cup Greek Yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon sweet relish
  • 1 tablespoon chopped onion
  • 2 teaspoons whole grain mustard or Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

Instructions
 

  • In a mixing bowl, add the tuna, celery, yogurt, relish, onion, mustard, and lemon juice.
  • Mix well to combine. Taste, and add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Scoop the tuna salad on toast or bread to make a sandwich, add to lettuce for a salad, or enjoy as a dip with crackers!

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Notes

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Nutrition

Calories: 88kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 16gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.2gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 228mgPotassium: 186mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 117IUVitamin C: 0.4mgCalcium: 47mgIron: 1mg
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