Tuna salad in a bowl
Tasty Substitutions For Mayo In Your Tuna Salad
Greek yogurt offers a creamy, tangy, and nutritious substitute for mayonnaise in tuna salad. It has a thicker texture than regular yogurt and contains more protein​​.
Greek Yogurt
To make the salad, combine canned tuna, a tablespoon or two of Greek yogurt, celery, red onion, lemon juice, and your favorite herbs or spices. Add grapes for a sweeter version.
Avocado is a delicious substitution that adds a rich, buttery texture and provides a substantial nutritional boost due to its high fiber, protein, and healthy fat content.
Simply mash the avocado in its skin, then add the drained canned tuna, a squeeze of lemon, and seasoning​​. For more spice, include red onion, tomato, lime juice, and jalapeño​​.
The garlicky, savory flavor of hummus pairs well with tuna, and due to its protein, fiber, and healthy fat content, it also enhances the nutritional profile of the salad.
Use a plain hummus or make your own for customized flavors. For a light, fresh salad, combine canned tuna with hummus, sliced cucumber, cherry tomatoes, and chopped fresh parsley.
Olive oil adds rich flavors and enhances the texture of tuna salad, resulting in an indulgent dish with nutritional benefits from the oil's antioxidants and healthy fats.
Olive Oil
Use a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil per can of tuna. Mixing the oil and tuna with Dijon mustard, capers, and lemon will produce a delicious, vinaigrette-like tuna salad.
If you enjoy spicy flavors, Dijon mustard is an excellent substitution for mayonnaise in tuna salad. The mustard is available in coarse and silky smooth varieties.
Dijon Mustard
Choose a brand that contains only essential ingredients, like white wine, vinegar, and mustard seeds​​. Dijon mustard pairs well with diced shallots, parsley, and lemon juice​​.