This healthy Greek Yogurt Tuna Salad recipe (without mayo!) is one of my favorite lunches. It’s a lighter version of traditional tuna salad, but it tastes even better. And it’s so easy to make!
If you are packing it to go, try packing the tuna mixture in a tupperware container and bringing the pita separately. Then, combine them at work so it doesn’t get soggy. Or – toast your bread first.
Tuna is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, protein, and Vitamin D, making it a nutritious lunch option. (Not to mention this recipe is packed with yummy veggies!)
(Pssst: you may also like my Healthy Tuna Salad Recipe with Avocado!)
Greek Yogurt Tuna Salad Recipe (No Mayo)
Drain tuna and place in a bowl. Add a squirt of dijon mustard and a spoonful of yogurt, in the ratio of about 2 parts yogurt to 1 part mustard. Drizzle a little balsamic vinaigrette on top (about a teaspoon).
Next, add the chopped celery and broccoli slaw (LOVE this stuff… makes any sandwich instantly more awesome and crunchy) and mix it all up.
(Packing your tuna salad to go? Place the mixture into a tupperware container, then put the rest of the ingredients – spinach, cheese, and pita – into separate containers.)
If you’re ready to eat it now, heat or toast a pita and place the tuna mixture inside. (If you can’t find whole wheat pita bread, a whole wheat or spinach tortilla works great for a tuna salad wrap).
Add a few crumbles of feta cheese on top, and then cover with a huge handful of spinach.
Lastly, close it up!
No Mayo Tuna Salad Ingredient Variations
Pretty much any crunchy veggie can go great in tuna salad: celery, broccoli slaw, cucumbers, grated carrots, chopped bell pepper, you name it! Sliced tomatoes make a great addition, too.
I’m also a huge fan of avocado in tuna salad, so feel free to add some avocado slices to make it even creamier.
You can also change up the flavors by adding different herbs and spices. For example, curry powder or chili powder/paprika gives it a unique kick.
If you’re making a tuna melt (which I highly recommend!), sprinkle cheese on top and broil it in the oven for a few minutes until the cheese is bubbly. I love cheddar or mozzarella, but most types of cheese work great here.
The full Greek yogurt tuna salad recipe is below. Enjoy!
Looking for more healthy packed lunch options? Check out these recipes:
- Mason Jar Kale Salad
- Feta Chicken Salad
- Two-Minute Mexican Bean Salad
- Healthy Egg Salad Recipe with Avocado
- Quinoa Taco Salad
- Healthy Tuna Salad Recipe with Avocado
And now, here’s the full Greek Yogurt Tuna Salad recipe!
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- 1 small (2.6 oz) packet chunk light tuna (packed in water)
- Greek or regular plain yogurt
- Dijon mustard
- Balsamic Vinaigrette (optional)
- 1 celery stalk, chopped
- Broccoli slaw
- Feta cheese (optional)
- Fresh spinach leaves
- 1 whole wheat pita
- Place tuna in a bowl. Add a squirt of dijon mustard and a spoonful of yogurt, in the ratio of about 2 parts yogurt to 1 part mustard, and drizzle a little balsamic vinaigrette on top (about a tsp).
- Add the chopped celery and broccoli slaw (LOVE this stuff… makes any sandwich instantly more awesome and crunchy) and mix it all up.
- Heat or toast a pita, place the tuna mixture inside. Add a few crumbles of feta cheese on top, and then cover with a huge handful of spinach.
- Close it up and ENJOY! 🙂