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Easy Mediterranean Tuna Salad {No Mayo}

This Mediterranean Tuna salad is full of tasty goodness, made with white albacore tuna, onions, and capers tossed in a flavorful lemon dijon dressing. You won’t miss the mayo in this light and delicious tuna salad recipe!

tuna salad in a flatbread with bowl of tuna salad in the background

This Mediterranean tuna salad is full of amazing flavor and very quick and easy to make. It would be perfect for lunch or an easy dinner. We love it in a wrap or topped on salad greens for a lighter low-carb meal option.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Diet Friendly. It’s made with nutritious ingredients and perfect for a healthy meal prep!
  • Quick and Easy. This tuna salad comes together in just 5 minutes for a quick and easy lunch.
  • Good Source of Protein. It’s high in protein making it easier hit your daily protein goal!
  • No Mayo. Unlike classic tuna salad, this healthier tuna salad recipe is made with a blend of olive oil and Greek yogurt.

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • Canned Tuna- in water. Drained and rinsed.
  • Lemon- you’ll need fresh lemon juice and lemon zest for adding delicious citrus flavor.
  • Dijon Mustard- adds a subtle earthy heat to the vinaigrette dressing.
  • Olive Oil-use a good quality extra virgin olive oil for this recipe.
  • Greek Yogurt- go with full-fat plain Greek yogurt for best flavor and texture.
  • Spices-you’ll also need oregano, basil, salt and pepper to spice up the flavor.
    Feel free to use fresh herbs.
  • Sweet Onion– very finely chopped for flavor and crunch.
  • Capers-add a nice salty kick. Make sure they are drained well.
  • Fresh Dill- this garnish is optional, but adds great flavor!

How To Make Tuna Salad without Mayo

Step 1: Prepare Tuna. Drain tuna and place in a medium-size bowl.

Step 2: Make The Dressing. Whisk dressing ingredients in a separate bowl. Toss with tuna.

dressing ingredients mixed in a bowl

Step 3: Stir in onion and capers and garnish with fresh dill, if using.

Mediterranean tuna salad in a white bowl with fresh herbs and a lemon slice

Make It A Wrap!

This tuna salad makes a delicious wrap sandwich! If you use a high protein and high fiber wrap, you give this recipe a nice nutrition boost. Here’s what you need to make our favorite mayo-free tuna salad sandwich.

  • Whole grain artisan flatbread wrap
  • Prepared hummus
  • Marinated artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
  • Roasted red peppers (from a jar, drained and sliced)
  • Kalamata olives, pitted and sliced
  • Red onion, thinly sliced
  • Bib lettuce

Spread the hummus on the wrap, top with tuna salad, then remaining ingredients. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

mayo-free tuna salad on a wrap with olives, lettuce, peppers, and onions with bowl of tuna salad in the background

Storing & Freezing

Store tuna salad in a sealed container in the refrigerator and use it within 3 days. It’s not recommended to freeze tuna salad.

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Mediterranean Tuna Salad

Tuna salad with a Mediterranean twist tossed in a lemon dijon dressing.
4.50 from 2 votes
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Course: Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 3 servings
Calories: 215kcal
Author: Amee

Ingredients

  • 10 oz canned white albacore tuna in water, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp Greek yogurt 5% full-fat recommended
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano can use fresh
  • 1/4 tsp dried basil can use fresh
  • 1/2 tsp salt can do less, to taste
  • freshly cracked pepper to taste
  • 2 tsp capers drained
  • 2 tbsp Vidalia onion very finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp fresh dill weed *optional finely chopped

Instructions

  • Drain tuna and place in a medium size bowl.
  • Whisk together: lemon zest, lemon juice, dijon, olive oil, yogurt, oregano, basil, salt, and pepper.
  • Pour over tuna, stir, then add capers and onion and stir to combine. Garnish with fresh dill, if desired.

Notes

This tuna salad makes a delicious wrap sandwich! If you use a high protein and high fiber wrap, you give this recipe a nice nutrition boost. Here’s what you need to make our favorite mayo-free tuna salad sandwich.
  • Whole grain artisan flatbread wrap
  • Prepared hummus
  • Marinated artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
  • Roasted red peppers (from a jar, drained and sliced)
  • Kalamata olives, pitted and sliced
  • Red onion, thinly sliced
  • Bib lettuce
Spread the hummus on the wrap, top with tuna salad, then remaining ingredients. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Nutrition

Calories: 215kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 804mg | Potassium: 259mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 26IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1mg
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