Healthy Tuna Salad with Hummus

This healthy tuna salad makes a filling, easy lunch or snack. Instead of mayonnaise, we’re using hummus and adding celery and red onion. You can serve it on its own, on crackers, sandwiches or toast. It’s a delicious dairy and egg-free tuna salad.

This healthy tuna salad makes a filling, easy lunch or snack. Instead of mayonnaise, we're using hummus and adding celery and red onion. You can serve it on its own, on crackers, sandwiches or toast. It's a delicious dairy and egg-free tuna salad.

Where are my tuna salad fans at? I’ve always enjoyed tuna salad. Growing up, tuna salad sandwiches were a staple lunch and tuna melts made a quick and delicious dinner.

While I often enjoy traditional tuna salad with mayonnaise (news flash: its still nourishing!), my boyfriend Pat actually introduced me to hummus tuna salad. He would swap out the mayo for hummus and the result was always equally delicious and flavourful.

Since then, I’ve perfected my own healthy tuna salad recipe with hummus, dijon mustard, celery, red onion, and more! If you like tuna salad, you have to give this recipe a try.

Since then, I’ve perfected my own healthy tuna salad recipe with hummus, dijon mustard, celery, red onion, and more! If you like tuna salad, you have to give this recipe a try.

This healthy tuna salad makes a filling, easy lunch or snack. Instead of mayonnaise, we're using hummus and adding celery and red onion. You can serve it on its own, on crackers, sandwiches or toast. It's a delicious dairy and egg-free tuna salad.

Healthy Tuna Salad Ingredients

Tuna, of course. I like to use flaked white tuna in water, which I drain before using.

Hummus. This is used in place of mayonnaise. This recipe calls for original hummus, but feel free to use your favourite hummus flavour!

Dijon mustard.

Dill pickle juice. Just a little bit! Feel free to omit if you prefer.

Celery, red onion and a dill pickle. To add some veggies, flavour and crunch! Again, you can omit something if you don’t like it.

Salt and pepper. Just a little bit of each!

Nutrition Benefits of Canned Tuna

I love using canned tuna because it’s an affordable, high quality protein source. Canned tuna is also a source of long chain omega-3 fatty acids which are important for heart health, brain function and normal growth and development.

If you’re looking to increase your omega-3 consumption, canned tuna is a great way to do so because it’s convenient, affordable and has a long shelf life.

How to Serve Healthy Tuna Salad

Tuna salad is quite versatile! Here are some ways you can enjoy it:

Spread on crackers or cucumber slices as a snack.

On toast with lettuce and tomato.

In a sandwich or tuna melt. Don’t forget the potato chips on the side!

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Healthy Tuna Salad with Hummus

Although I enjoy mayonnaise, this healthy tuna salad uses hummus instead! It's light yet filling and full of yummy flavour.

Course Lunch, Salad, Snack
Keyword dairy-free, Egg-free, Healthy, hummus, Tuna salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author hannahmageerd

Ingredients

  • 12 oz flaked light tuna two 170g cans, drained
  • 1 stalk celery finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp diced red onion
  • 1 medium dill pickle finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup original hummus
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp dill pickle juice optional
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper or to taste

Instructions

  1. To a medium mixing bowl, add drained tuna, celery, red onion, and dill pickle. Stir to combine.

  2. Add remaining ingredients and mix again until well-combined.

  3. Serve on its own, with crackers, in a sandwich or on toast.

  4. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge up to 4 days.

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