With minimal steps and a handful of fresh ingredients, this Easy Tuna Egg Salad will keep you full and satisfied. Served overtop a garden of fresh greens, this recipe will give regular salad a run for its money.Jump to Recipe
This flexible and Easy Tuna Egg Salad makes for a quick lunch you can throw together in a pinch. Serve it overtop a bed of greens, take it to go in a portable Weck Jar, or include it in a wrap. No matter how you enjoy it, this is a high-protein and keto-friendly option that will keep your body nourished all day long.
What kind of tuna is best?
There are a handful of tuna options you could use in this salad, but it will come down to your personal preference and desire for quality. My personal favorite is a high-quality albacore tuna with sea salt. With a dolphin-safe label and no added water or oil, I highly recommend using this or a similar option.
Albacore vs. Chunk Light Tuna
While this recipe calls for albacore tuna, you could use chunk light as an alternative. Albacore offers large, meaty pieces and has an excellent texture. If you’re looking for a large forkful of meaty tuna while enjoying your Easy Tuna Egg Salad, then albacore is where it’s at.
The alternative is a lighter, softer option. Canned chunk light has more water and the pieces are significantly smaller and flakier. It’s a cost-effective option that will still produce a delicious salad.
How to Make Easy Tuna Egg Salad
Lucky for you, there are only a handful of simple steps to create this Easy Tuna Egg Salad.
If you fall in love with this dish and want to make it all the time, it’s a great idea to keep a few hard boiled eggs on hand in the fridge. Once these are prepped, the hard work is basically over.
This is a creamy salad with healthy fat from avocado and mayonnaise, and protein from the eggs and tuna. To really elevate this dish, I’ve included some great additions to include in the salad, with my favorites being avocado, cornichons, and green onion. To the greens, add fresh tomatoes and bell peppers for crunch and a pop of colour. Consider finishing the salad off with fresh dill or paprika in addition to lemon juice for an extra savoury meal.
Once you have everything chopped and mixed in a bowl, you’re done and ready to eat!
Serving your tuna egg salad
This is a beautiful, fresh meal that I personally love to prep and pack for lunches for my husband and I throughout the week.
If you opt to pack up your Easy Tuna Egg Salad for school or work lunches, grab a mason or Weck jar. Add a couple scoops of the tuna egg salad, then top with fresh greens and vegetables. I personally love arugula for its peppery flavor and ability to withstand moisture, unlike romaine or spinach.
If you want to mix it up throughout the week, use the tuna egg salad in wraps or sandwiches, or enjoy with crackers for a low-carb, protein-full snack.
Avoid the panic of whipping together a subpar lunch and quickly prep this delicious, nutritious EASY TUNA EGG SALAD instead!
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Easy Tuna Egg Salad (Keto & Gluten-Free)
Tuna Egg Salad
- 5 oz can of Wild Planet albacore wild tuna or tuna of your choice drained
- 2 hard boiled eggs peeled and chopped
- 1/2 avocado cubed
- 2 tbsp mayonaise (store bought or use my homemade recipe)
- 1/2 tbsp dijon mustard
- 5 conichorns or dill pickle finely chopped
- 2-4 cups arugula
- 4-8 baby tomatoes halved
- ¼-½ bell peppers sliced
- lemon wedge
- Everything But The Bagel seasoning
- Once all of your ingredients are prepped, add them to a large bowl and mix.
- If serving all at once, add the arugula to a serving bowl and top with the finished tuna egg salad. Add the chopped tomatoes, bell peppers, and Everything But The Bagel seasoning.
- Add a lemon wedge and squeeze overtop right before serving.