Protein-Packed Very Veggie Tuna Salad

Growing up, tuna salad was a can of tuna mixed with mayo.  That’s it.  Maybe if my mom was feeling crazy, she’d put a little grated onion or diced celery in there, but that was rare.  So when my husband made tuna salad for me for the first time, I was AGHAST at how involved it was.  Carrots, celery, eggs, and…RELISH???  I’d never even tasted relish before.  But then I tried it, and I was hooked.  He makes a mean tuna salad.

I’ve tweaked his recipe slightly over the years to make it a little more healthful, but it’s still just as delicious as always.  Please forgive the slightly blurry photo.

Here’s how I make it.

Protein-Packed Very Veggie Tuna Salad


  • 1/4 cup diced carrots
  • 1/4 cup diced celery
  • 2 5-oz cans solid white tuna in water, drained and flaked
  • 2 Tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup fat-free plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup sweet relish
  • 1 hard-boiled egg + 1 hard-boiled egg white (2 eggs; discard one of the yolks)
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  1. Combine everything into a large bowl and mix well.

So complicated, right?  Enjoy!

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  1. Kelley @

    Hi! Visiting from two yellow birds decor! I love tuna and crackers! Never thought to add greek yogurt! Ill have to try it 🙂

    New follower! Would love for you to share this at my party that starts tonight! And follow back if you like my site too 🙂

  2. Firehousecrafts

    I’m going to try this recipe out because I have been eating a lot of tuna lately. I usually just use the old mayo recipe and sometimes add a bit of spicy mustard to it. Your way is a much better way to add some flavor, get the protein and get the extra veggies. I never would have thought of using the yogurt. I would love it if you would link your Cars project up to my linky party at Look forward to seeing you there!

  3. Sherry

    It sounds delicious, I have to try this one weekend! Thanks so much for sharing. I found you on Happy Hour Projects and I’m now a follower; would love if you could follow back. Tx

  4. Becolorful

    Yum. I use miracle whip lite and relish with grapes, and celery and I saw one today on that was tuna with white beans. I will be filing yours away now too for another change up on a a regular on our lunch rotation. Thanks for sharing this week on BeColorful

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