Healthy Tuna Recipes

Find healthy, delicious tuna recipes including canned tuna, tuna melts and tuna salads. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

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Mediterranean Pasta Salad

Rating: 5 stars 1
You might not think to use hummus as a pasta sauce, but the creamy dip makes the perfect backdrop to the bold flavors of this healthy Mediterranean-inspired pasta salad.
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By Sara Haas, RDN

Mediterranean Tuna-Spinach Salad

Rating: 4 stars 14
This tuna salad recipe gets an upgrade with olives, feta and a tahini dressing. Served over baby spinach, this is the perfect easy and light lunch or dinner salad.
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By Sara Haas, RDN

Easy Tuna Cakes with Greens & Lemon Dressing

Rating: 3.5 stars 3
Dried herbs, white beans and canned tuna come together in these easy tuna cakes served over greens. A lemony dressing ties this quick dinner together.
Julia Levy
By Julia Levy

Tuna Casserole with Peas

Maya Feller, M.S., RD, CDN, of Brooklyn-based Maya Feller Nutrition, has worked with many low-income families and is well-versed in the realities of putting food on the table that is healthy, tastes good, isn't time-prohibitive and is affordable. "A traditional tuna casserole provides both protein and carbohydrates to keep you full, and is kid-friendly and easy to make," she says about this tuna casserole recipe. (This recipe was part of a feature story, "The Real Cost of Healthy Food," in EatingWell magazine and has not been tested by our Test Kitchen.)
By Maya Feller M.S., RD, CDN

Chickpea Tuna Salad

This chickpea tuna salad with capers, feta and cucumber makes for the perfect lunch to pack for work or school. You can prep the salad the night before (just be sure to keep the spinach separate and dress the salad right before serving).
By Julia Levy

Avocado Tuna Spinach Salad

Rating: 5 stars 1
Make this easy tuna-spinach salad for a quick lunch. Sunflower seeds add crunch while avocado adds creaminess.
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By Breana Lai Killeen, M.P.H., RD

Mason Jar Power Salad with Chickpeas & Tuna

Rating: 5 stars 6
This power salad will keep you fueled for hours, thanks to 26 grams of protein and 8 grams of fiber. Tossing the dressing and kale, and then letting it stand in the jar, softens it enough so you don't need to massage or cook it to make it tender.
By Katie Webster

Avocado Tuna Salad

Rating: 5 stars 1
Jazz up a can of tuna with this easy avocado tuna salad recipe. Silky avocado adds creaminess that's cut with a hit of acidity from lemon and a briny punch from feta cheese. Romaine hearts and cucumber offer refreshing crunch.
Karen Rankin
By Karen Rankin

Tuna Salad Sandwich with Sweet Relish

Rating: 5 stars 6
This sweet twist on a classic tuna-salad sandwich is a healthy high-protein lunch that even your kids will love.
By Carolyn Casner

Mediterranean Tuna Antipasto Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 28
Packed with protein and fiber, this tuna and bean salad is ready in a flash. For an extra kick, add a pinch of crushed red pepper or cayenne.
By EatingWell Test Kitchen

Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato, Tuna & Pea Pasta Salad

Serve this healthy pasta salad at your next barbecue or backyard get-together. A garlicky buttermilk dressing adds creaminess, while sun-dried tomatoes provide a nice chewiness. Look for sun-dried tomatoes that are not packed in oil.
By Sophie Johnson

Tuna Salad with Egg

Rating: 5 stars 1
This simple tuna salad with egg has a clean and balanced flavor. The capers and lemon bring acidity to help everything come together and chopped arugula adds a peppery kick. Enjoy it with greens or on a slice of your favorite whole-grain bread.
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By Karen Rankin
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Inspiration and Ideas

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Tuna, White Bean & Dill Salad
Rating: 4.5 stars 4

Take canned tuna to new heights by adding cannellini beans, red onion and dill, tossing it in a lemon-pepper-Dijon dressing and serving it over a spinach salad with canned beets.