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Red and green Bell pepper halves filled and green tortilla wraps filled with no mayo Greek Yogurt Tuna Salad.
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Healthy Tuna Salad Recipe

A healthier Tuna Salad loaded with crunchy celery, creamy avocado, basil, capers, kalamata olives, pepperoncini's, and sun-dried tomatoes. One of my favorite things about this recipe is it can be rolled up in a tortilla wrap, scooped in colorful bell pepper bowls, or put inside lettuce leaves for low carb lunches! The mayonnaise is swapped out for avocado and Greek yogurt which becomes a more creamy texture than just mayo. Each bite is full of crunchy little tasty pops of Italian flavors, and it is so fresh and clean.
Prep Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Lunch & Picnic
Cuisine: American
Keyword: tuna salad, tuna salad Greek yogurt, tuna salad no mayo, tuna wrap
Servings: 6
Calories: 200kcal

Ingredients

Skinny Italian Tuna Salad

  • 1 whole tortilla wraps Garden Spinach Mission Tortilla Wraps brand
  • 1 whole bell pepper Red, Green, Orange. Core, clean of seeds, sliced in half.
  • 4 small 7 oz cans albacore tuna water packed
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 2 tablespoons Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons Italian parsley chopped
  • ½ cup green onions scallions, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons capers chopped
  • 4 tablespoons kalamata olives chopped
  • 3 tablespoons basil diced
  • 3 tablespoons sun-dried tomatoes in olive oil, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons pepperoncinis chopped
  • 2 tablespoons dill pickle relish
  • 2 cups celery small dice
  • 1 teaspoon celery salt try my recipe!
  • 1 teaspoon fresh cracked pepper

Instructions

  • Remove the pit from the avocado and scoop the avocado halves into a small bowl. Add the Greek yogurt, and press the avocado with a fork to combine yogurt and blend them together. This is your creamy "mayo".
  • Drain the water from the tuna, place the drained tuna into a medium bowl and break into smaller pieces of tuna using a fork.
  • Next, add all the ingredients into the bowl: parsley, green onions, capers, kalamata olives, basil, sun-dried tomatoes, pepperoncini's, dill pickle relish, celery, celery salt, and cracker pepper.
  • Mix using a large spatula and combine tuna with all the ingredients.
  • Scoop Italian Tuna Salad into half a large bell pepper, on lettuce wraps, or spread on a tortilla wrap and roll, and slice. Store leftovers in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Notes

Healthier Tuna Salad Swaps

To make a healthy tuna salad, here are some more perfect substitutes to try that have fewer calories than traditional tuna salad recipes.
  • The most important thing to lower the fat and calories that are loaded into a traditional recipe is to avoid ingredients like olive oil, sour cream, that cup of mayo some recipes call for, and miracle whip in typical mayo tuna salad.
  • The cup of mayo that you would normally use, is not needed as the avocado and small amount of Greek yogurt adds all the creaminess and good fats without as many calories!
  • Spinach tortillas are so pretty, you can also try the garden tomato ones, or regular plain ones work great. Or go for the low-carb wraps you prefer.
  • One serving of this recipe has 28 grams of protein!
  • This is a healthy meal that works any day of the week as a better option.
  • With a little bit of time, this meal prep recipe will have you set up to eat right for quick lunches.
  • Another one of my personal go-to healthy recipes is to add this tuna recipe right onto a big green salad with a light Citrus Vinaigrette dressing.
  • You can serve in large colorful bell pepper halves, or the colorful mini bell peppers would be fun for lunch and the perfect substitute for bread.
  • Swap out each piece of bread and create lettuce wraps. Wrap this tuna salad into iceberg lettuce cups, for a crisp fresh snack.
  • Many of the ingredients in this basic recipe have an Italian flair, you can add or swap things you have on hand or prefer like a finely chopped red onion, some Dijon mustard, onion powder, or fresh dill would all be great!
  • Take this to work or have it with celery sticks for a clean healthy lunch.
  • Swap in canned chicken and make a healthier chicken salad with the same ingredients!
  • Add some hard-boiled eggs and make a tuna egg salad recipe.
  • Use this recipe for a tuna melt sandwich! There are so many different ways to use tuna fish salad.

Nutrition

Calories: 200kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 1002mg | Potassium: 622mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 585IU | Vitamin C: 13.1mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 3mg