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This easy, yet delicious Keto Tuna Salad is a classic turned up a notch! It’s flavorful, crunchy, and creamy. Serve on a lettuce wrap, on your favorite low-carb bread, or with some veggies for the perfect, hearty meal.
Why Make This
Most tuna salad recipes are low-carb as is, so you might be wondering why you should make this recipe.
First, it includes a no sugar added way to include sweet relish.
Second, it’s packed with flavor, by including more than just salt and pepper.
You could absolutely make tuna salad in a more basic way. But, there’s no need for me to share that sort of recipe.
This keto tuna salad has tons of flavor with spices, red onion, dill pickles, mayo and smoked paprika.
- Albacore Tuna: I prefer this because it has more bite and chunk than other “chunk light” tuna.
- Dill Pickles & Keto Sweetener: I’m using this along with keto sweetener to mimic sweet relish without added sugar. You can use any relish you prefer. Just add it at the end in an amount you prefer.
- Keto Sweetener: any granular or powdered keto sweetener works
- Mayo: My favorite mayonnaise is Hellman’s/Best Foods because I love the flavor. However, if you’re on Whole30 or Paleo, you can skip that for either Avocado Oil Mayo or Classic Avocado Oil Mayo.
- Hard Boiled Eggs: I prefer to make eggs in my air fryer because it takes less than 15 minutes and doesn’t use or require water.
How to Make This
Add the eggs, pickles, and spices to a large bowl (photos 1-3).
Add enough mayo to suit your preference and stir (photo 4).
Top Recipe Notes & Tips
- Onion Powder vs. Regular Onions: in place of fresh onions in this recipe, you can use ¼ – ½ teaspoon of onion powder.
- Adjust the mayo to your taste: I’d recommend starting with ¼ cup of mayo and adding more to taste. More mayo results in additional creaminess so simply stop when it’s creamy enough for you. You’ll definitely need to use less mayo if you use chunk light since it has more water.
- Storage: I keep this in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. You can use either plastic, or a glass meal prep container.
What to Serve This With
My favorite way to eat this keto tuna salad recipe is inside a lettuce wrap. Boston bib lettuce and or butter lettuce make for the perfect wrap.
You can also serve this with keto or low-carb bread, such as Golden Wheat. There are also popular options available at stores such as Aldi.
Serving with chopped vegetables, such as celery or cucumber sticks, is also a delicious option.
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Keto Tuna Salad
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- 10 oz solid white albacore tuna, in water and drained, two cans
- 4 large Eggs, hard boiled, click for Air Fryer Hard Boiled Eggs tutorial
- ¾ cup dill pickles, diced small – this is about 4 spears
- ¼ tsp celery seed
- ¼ tsp garlic powder
- ½ tsp black pepper
- ¼ cup red onion, diced thinly
- ¼ tsp Smoked Paprika
- 1 tsp Granular Sweetener
- ½ tsp Natural Ancient Sea Salt, you can start with ¼ tsp and add more to taste
- 1/4 cup Mayonnaise, you can start with 1/4 cup and add more to taste for additional creaminess
- Add all of the ingredients to a bowl and mix well
- Serve with a lettuce wrap, keto bread, or with chopped vegetables
The nutrition facts come from entering the recipe ingredients into Spoonacular API, a database of food ingredients. They may vary for any recipe based on the exact product used. The keto sweeteners I use have 0g net carbs & are not included because sugar alcohols do not impact most people. This is provided as a courtesy, but you can do your own calculations if you wish!