Greek Yogurt Tuna Salad


No mayo, no problem. This healthy tuna salad uses probiotic-rich strained yogurt as its creamy, tangy base. Crunchy celery, earthy chives and delicate microgreens keep this easy lunch recipe fuss-free, so you can customize it with your own healthy ingredients. Give it a spin with chickpeas, cucumber and Kalamata olives—or add a little sweetness with sliced grapes. Spread this tuna salad over a slice of whole-wheat bread, stuff it into an avocado or spoon it into crisp lettuce cups for a low-carb version.

Greek Yogurt Tuna Salad recipe on a plate for serving
Photo: Jamie Vespa
Active Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins


  • ¼ cup 2% plain strained yogurt, such as Greek-style

  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

  • Juice of 1/2 lemon

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • teaspoon Kosher salt

  • teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 2 Unit (3 oz.) pouches solid white tuna in water (such as Wild Planet No Salt Added Albacore Wild Tuna)

  • 1 stalk celery, finely diced

  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped chives

  • 1 cup loosely-packed microgreens (such as radish or basil)


  1. In a small bowl, combine yogurt, Dijon, oil, salt and pepper. Set aside.

  2. In a medium bowl, combine tuna, celery and chives. Add yogurt mixture; mix until well-combined. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

Chef's Notes

If your celery stalk includes the leaves, don't toss them! Chopped up or left as-is, they make a delicious addition to this healthy tuna salad.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

100 Calories
5g Fat
1g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size about 1/3 cup
Calories 100
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 12g 24%
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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