No Mayo Tuna Salad

No Mayo Tuna Salad


"This is my Mom's recipe for tuna salad which happens to contain no mayonnaise. Being Catholic, we had it every Friday night for dinner."


30 m servings 172 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 172 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 5.5 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs:
  • 8.8g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 20.7 g
  • 41%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 203 mg
  • 68%
  • Sodium:
  • 525 mg
  • 21%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place egg in a saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring water to a boil and immediately remove from heat. Cover and let eggs stand in hot water for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from hot water, and cool under cold running water. Peel.
  2. Place the eggs and pickles into a food processor, and pulse until roughly chopped. Transfer to a medium bowl, and stir in tuna and celery. Season with salt and pepper, and stir in the pickle juice until thoroughly blended. Serve on bread or lettuce.
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  1. 19 Ratings


This was pretty good, a basic tuna salad. I added a little table spice blend to give it some zing. To the reviewer who was disappointed because this recipe was missing the mayo: The whole point ...

I had this for lunch today only I modified it a little bit. Instead of bread and butter pickles I used Mt.Olive Dill Salad Cubes and omitted the salt. It was very good on whole wheat bread. I wi...

This was a great, easy, healthy recipe! I just made one serving for lunch and it was filling and satisfied all of my cravings. It would have been just as easy to make the entire salad and feed...

Put it on a bed of spinach and eat as a "salad" (hence the name of this thing) if you have a hard time keeping the ingredients together. If you're goal is eating healthier you could skip the br...

Ok, this was missing something MAYO. Seriously this needs some kind of "glue" to hold it together.

I think this is a great, healthy alternative to the fat-laden mayo versions, especially since I don't care for the low-fat or fat-free varieties. I sometimes add lemon pepper and green onion, j...

I thought this was lacking a bit of flavor, so I added more chopped pickle and mustard. i did not have any problem with not having a binder bc I accidently processed the egg and pickle a bit to...

very good! I added some onion for extra flavor. Will make it again.

Pretty good for a no mayo tuna salad. I did use a couple dollops of thick greek style plain yogurt tho as a kind of glue. I also didnt use sweet pickles, as they had a bit to much carbs (sugar...