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How To Make Tuna Salad



Prep Time:

10 mins

Cook Time:

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How To Make Tuna Salad


Base Ingredients

  • 1 Can Safe Catch Elite Wild Tuna
  • 1½ Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Clove Garlic (or ½ tsp garlic powder)
  • ¼ Cup Sliced Scallions or Green Onions
  • 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Customizable Ingredients

Choose Your Acid

  • 1 – 2 Tbsp will add brightness: lemon juice, red wine vinegar, sherry vinegar, or vinegar of preference
  • 1 – 2 Tbsp Diced Pickled or Brined Goodies: olives, pickled vegetables (pickles, sauerkraut, beets) or caper berries

Add Some Crunch

  • ½ 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 of classic Mayonnaise or Paleo/Keto/Whole30 Alternatives
  • ½ A Ripe Avocado (Diced or Mashed)

Tools you'll need

  • Medium Mixing Bowl
  • Chef’s Knife
  • Cutting Board
  • Measuring Spoons & Cups


  • 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
  • Knife Work: Rinse and slice scallions or green onions into slivered rings, peel and finely chop garlic; place into mixing bowl
  • Add all remaining base Ingredients to mixing bowl (no stirring just yet)


  • 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
  • Add any liquid ingredient you’ve selected, along with herbs & spices
  • 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!
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