By/ Last Modified On April 5, 2023
Tuna Salad with Greek Yogurt is a healthier way to make tuna salad, packed with crunchy vegetables and simply seasoned.
I think this version is even better than the traditional mayonnaise recipe. It's tangy, light, and absolutely delicious on a sandwich or mixed into a green salad.
If you like tuna salad with Greek yogurt, you will love our recipe for Keto Chicken Salad too.
In this post we're covering what ingredients are needed to make tuna salad with Greek yogurt, how to store tuna salad with Greek yogurt, tuna salad with Greek yogurt variations, and benefits of eating tuna.
Want an easy weeknight dinner idea? Try our Gluten-Free Tuna Casserole!
TUNA SALAD WITH GREEK YOGURT RECIPE
Like many of you likely did, I grew up eating tuna salad on white bread for weekend lunches or simple warm weather dinners. This meal usually included a side of potato chips and a glass of milk.
I still enjoy a good tuna salad sandwich, although as an adult I like to amp up the flavors a bit and make tuna salad something special.
Making tuna salad with Greek yogurt adds tons of flavor, gives it a thick, creamy texture, and adds protein to the dish.
INGREDIENTS IN GREEK YOGURT TUNA SALAD
Tuna - Canned or pouch tuna in water works perfectly in this recipe. Tuna in oil won't give the right texture.
Celery - Slice the celery into thin slices. You want a bit of celery in each bite, and no huge pieces.
Red Onion - Diced finely, this adds crunch and a bit of heat to the mix.
Salt and Pepper - Add to taste.
Greek Yogurt - You can use full fat or low fat for this recipe. Both are tasty!
Dijon Mustard - This is my secret ingredient to really delicious tuna salad.
Lemon Juice - This is optional, but I really love the brightness that a squeeze of lemon adds. Lemon always goes so well with fish
If you have any questions about this tuna salad with Greek yogurt, please leave a comment below and I will get back to you.
HOW TO MAKE TUNA SALAD WITH GREEK YOGURT
If you're looking for a tuna salad without mayonnaise, this recipe for tuna salad with Greek yogurt is very simple and involves no cooking.
- Drain water from tuna.
- Add all ingredients to a small mixing bowl and mix until combined.
- Chill until ready to serve.
That's it. I've included a video showing you how simple it is to make tuna salad with Greek yogurt.
HOW TO SERVE TUNA SALAD WITH GREEK YOGURT
My favorite way to enjoy this tuna salad with Greek yogurt is still on a sandwich. Serve on your favorite gluten free bread with some crunchy lettuce.
You can even toast the bread for extra texture.
Tuna salad works well as a take to school or work lunch. Pack it up with some crackers and you can eat it like a dip.
Just make sure to include an ice pack to keep everything cold.
HOW TO STORE TUNA SALAD
Store this tuna salad with Greek yogurt in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to two days. I like to make this right before I eat it, or sometimes I'll make it the night before.
It comes together so quickly that it's really no trouble either way.
TUNA SALAD WITH GREEK YOGURT VARIATIONS
In place of the Greek yogurt in this tuna salad with Greek yogurt recipe, you can use mayonnaise or a regular full fat yogurt.
If you don't enjoy the onions and celery used here, just leave them out, or replace with other veggies such as green onion, bell pepper.
Dill or sweet pickles add a nice acidity and crunch to tuna salad too.
Make this tuna salad with Greek yogurt with canned salmon instead, for a different twist that's packed with flavor.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF EATING TUNA?
Tuna fish is a economical way to get the benefits of eating fish without the price of buying larger cuts of more expensive fish varieties.
Tuna supplies Omega-3 fatty acids to the body, which is good for heart health.
It also is high in potassium which can lower blood pressure, and contains many vitamins and minerals that can boost the immune system.
Overall, tuna is healthy for you, and delicious to eat.
To get some more fish in your diet try my recipe for Gluten Free Teriyaki Salmon Cakes, which uses canned salmon to create a tasty and healthy meal.
SIDES FOR TUNA SALAD WITH GREEK YOGURT
Just like any sandwich, chips and a crispy pickle spear go amazing with tuna salad. But if you're looking for a few more non-traditional sides to go with tuna salad, here are a few of our favorite.
White Bean Salad - A simple yet refreshing white bean salad that's healthy and full of flavor. This white bean salad is perfect for pot lucks, BBQ's, and dinner parties.
Roasted Potatoes and Broccoli - Make this easy recipe for roasted potatoes and broccoli as a side dish to go with any meal.
Instant Pot Broccoli - If you're looking for a quick and easy way to make broccoli, you'll want to make instant pot broccoli.
Crockpot Black Beans - An easy recipe for Crockpot Black Beans with pre-soak and no-soak instructions. You're going to love the taste and texture of these homemade slow cooker black beans.
More Recipes We Love:
Instant Pot Beef Short Ribs - Tender, and fall-of-the-bone good, these Instant Pot Beef Short Ribs are going to be a new favorite Pressure Cooker Ribs. It's the best pressure cooker beef short ribs recipe, in my opinion.
Instant Pot Beef Tips - Instant Pot Beef Sirloin Tips that are savory, tender, and perfectly seasoned. Serve these Pressure Cooker Beef Sirloin Tips with your favorite sides for a simple, yet delectable meal.
Instant Pot Carnitas - If you’ve never tried your hand at making homemade versions of your favorite restaurant dishes, that will change after you make Instant Pot Carnitas.
Hawaiian Chicken - This sweet, juicy, Gluten-Free Hawaiian Chicken is the perfect chicken to whip up on a weeknight and throw on the grill. This gluten-free chicken recipe is super healthy and flavorful, and you can enjoy it guilt free.
Gluten Free Chicken - This crispy Gluten-Free Baked Oregano Chicken is an easy weeknight dinner. Quick to whip up, and definitely a crowd pleaser.
Gluten Free Sweet and Sour Chicken - Satisfy your cravings with this amazing and healthy version of Gluten Free Sweet and Sour Chicken. You're going to love the incredible flavors in this gluten free sweet and sour sauce.
Did you make this Greek Yogurt Tuna Salad? Please leave a comment below letting me know what you thought.
- 1, 7 oz. can tuna in water
- 1 stalk celery, cut into thin slices (about ¼ cup)
- 2 tablespoons diced red onion
- Salt and pepper to taste
- ⅓ cup Greek Yogurt (full fat or low fat)
- 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
- Lemon juice from half a lemon (optional)
- Drain water from tuna.
- Add everything to a small mixing bowl and mix until combined.
- Chill until ready to serve.
- Serve with salad or as a tuna salad sandwich.
- Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
- You can substitute mayo or plain full fat yogurt in place of the Greek yogurt.
- This recipe is also delicious with canned salmon.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 84Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 22mgSodium: 344mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 14g
This nutrition info is based on the exact ingredients and brands that I used a the time. It may not be 100% accurate. Please check your ingredients nutrition labels.