Crunchy egg-free tuna salad you can make in minutes. Paleo and keto-friendly.

Kcal: 550 • Protein: 22 g • Fat: 47 g • Net Carbs: 8.5 g

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  • Preparation Time

    10 minutes
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  • Serves



  1. 1 5-oz / 140 g can tuna in olive oil
  2. ¼ cup / 40 g onions, minced
  3. ½ cup / 50 g celery, chopped
  4. ½ cup / 60 g water chestnuts, drained and chopped
  5. 2 Tbsp / 70 g full-fat yogurt, preferably organic pastured or:
    • mayonnaise, preferably omega-3, olive oil, or flaxseed type
    • avocado, mashed
  6. 1 tsp / 5 ml lemon juice
  7. ½ tsp garlic powder
  8. ¼ tsp / 1 ml ground black pepper
  9. 2 tablespoon olive oil


  1. Place tuna (including oil) and all other ingredients in a medium bowl and stir/toss to combine.
  • Exchanges per Serving: ½ Carb, 1½ Protein, 7½ Fat
  • Serving Size: 1 cup / 240 ml

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  1. So far, the recipes have been good, easy to follow and tasty.. but..
    My menu items are a little weird.. I have tuna salad (and a few other lunch items)in the breakfast lineup, only a dozen lunch items and there are only 2 choices for snack.. kale chips and broccoli with bacon.

    • Hi, GranJan66. It’s not that eggs aren’t allowed, they simply are not part of this particular recipe. If you would like to add chopped hard-boiled egg, we recommend to choose the omega-3 type (unless you have access to pastured eggs, which are great, too).

    • Hi, Denise. Other than bookmarking it in your web browser, note that this recipe will always be an option for you in the Menu Planner – even if it doesn’t appear, you can always click on a different item that is in your menu, then select this recipe as a replacement. Once you do that and generate a grocery list (click on the icon on the far right of the toolbar above your menu), the ingredients will appear on the list.

    • Hi, ceilypooh101mtry. The main principle of the keto diet is for there to be as much or more fat compared to protein and carbohydrate combined, but with enough protein to meet your body’s needs – so essentially, it is a very high-fat, low-carbohydrate plan that can be composed of a either entirely plant foods, or a combination of meat and plant foods. It is preferable to do the plan with whole foods rather than relying on fat or protein supplements, because those supplements often contain ingredients that can interfere with healthy weight loss an maintenance. Other reasons for gaining weight may be portion sizes being larger than your nutritional needs, your body not reacting well to high amounts of fat, and/or physical activity levels being too low.
      Our Menu Planner application can help guide you with portion sizes – just click on “My Menu” on the home page, and you will see how a typical day would look (note that you can swap out the foods to ones that you prefer – see the instructions there). If you would like more guidance with this or with physical activity, please repost here or in the forums, and I would be happy to help as best I can.

    • Hi, carm160. A shopping list is provided for menus that are generated through the Menu Planner application – link through the “My Menu” panel on the home page. Once you have a menu, click on the “Grocery List” icon (a shopping cart) in the toolbar above your menu .

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