Healthy Tuna Salad Recipe with Greek Yogurt

This Healthy Tuna Salad recipe – with greek yogurt (no 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!)

healthy tuna salad recipe with greek yogurt

Healthy Tuna Salad Recipe with Greek Yogurt (No Mayo!)


  • 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. 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 and ENJOY! :)

I’m a huge fan of avocado in tuna salad, so feel free to add some avocado slices to make it even creamier!

healthy tuna salad recipe no mayo


  1. 4

    What is brocolli slaw? I don’t think I’ve ever seen that/heard of it.

  2. 6

    Yum! How many servings is this recipe?

  3. 8

    This morning I wanted to make my husband a tuna fish sandwich using what we had in our fridge….I specifically wanted to use my broccoli slaw before it went bad. I KNEW I’d be able to find a recipe! I even did a happy dance when the first entry that popped up on Google was one from your page!

    • 9

      Aw yay! This is an old favorite – hope you love it! :) Broccoli slaw is great on all sandwiches – adds nice bulk/fiber and crunch, and doesn’t impact the flavor!

  4. 10

    Random question Anne, but how do you toast your pitas?

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