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Healthy Tuna Salad with Pickles and Olives Recipe

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Over the past few months I have made a commitment to eat better and get in shape.  For me the hardest meal of the day is lunch, because it is so easy to get busy, forget to eat, and then just decide to grab something quick and unhealthy.  One of the things that works for me is to have something prepared ahead of time and waiting in the refrigerator, like tuna salad.

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Tuna makes an excellent healthy choice, because it is high in protein and Omega 3 fatty acids.  But all tunas are not equal, which is why I like Ocean Naturals Tuna, because as their slogan says it is Good, Good for You, and Good for the Planet.

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Ocean Naturals is committed to responsibly caught tuna, which means more than just dolphin safe.  It means they are only harvesting tuna species that are healthy and abundant, like Skipjack Tuna, and they harvest in ways that have a minimal impact on the ecosystem.

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For the past few months I have been making this Healthy Tuna Salad Recipe and taking it whenever I need a brown bag lunch, or just eating it at home.  At first it seems like an odd combination of ingredients, but it really works! Along with the tuna it includes a hard boiled egg, celery, sweet gherkins, olives and green onions. To mix it together I use mustard and Greek yogurt, so it is creamy without any mayonnaise. I have tried using dill pickles instead of sweet gherkins, and that is good too, but I just prefer sweet pickles. I eat it over spring greens or baby spinach, and it makes a delicious healthy lunch! One can of tuna makes enough for 3 lunches for me.

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Healthy Tuna Salad with Pickles and Olives Recipe

Healthy Tuna Salad with Pickles and Olives Recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 6 oz Ocean Naturals Tuna
  • 1 hard boiled egg
  • 2 scallions
  • 1 stalk celery
  • 3 sweet gherkins
  • 6 olives
  • 2 Tablespoons Greek yogurt
  • 2 teaspoon spicy mustard
  • 2 cup spring greens


  1. Chop all the vegetables and the hard boiled egg.
  2. Mix everything together and serve on a bed of spring greens.


Nutrition facts are estimates.

Nutrition Information:



Amount Per Serving: Calories: 192Saturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 124mgSodium: 686mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 2gSugar: 9gProtein: 22g

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By on October 3rd, 2013

12 thoughts on “Healthy Tuna Salad with Pickles and Olives Recipe”

  1. We have recently changed our eating habits and are always looking for new fun and fresh ideas, can’t wait to try this!

  2. I like your recipe. I have a recipe that updates an ordinary tuna salad and can be used for the winter when herbs, etc may be hard to get. I was tired of the mayo plus canned tuna the nursing home called a tuna salad sandwich, so when I got home and I’d made some french onion dip ( a packet of dried onion soup mix and your choice of base… sour cream, yogurt, or mayonnaise) I broke out 3 cans of some cheap tuna… I love tuna, but even the cheap ones have raised their prices… for each can of my tuna, I took about 2 heaping tbls. of dip and stirred it into 1 can of tuna. Then I added 2 tbls. of relish to my 1 can of tuna. And about 3/4 tsps of horseradish… be careful here I just like a little tang to my taste buds… horseradish is optional. I stirred each can’s worth of ingredients together one atop the other in a clean empty cottage cheese container…it holds 3 cans…& it blends the ingredients thoroughly all the way through, top to bottom well… you don’t end up with all the dip stuff only mixed 2 cans down. Butter your bread… I am Danish, I was raised to eat all bread forms with butter… for this sandwich, I like white bread. And if I want to get fancy about it, I make a peanut butter sandwich & a slice of American cheese. I put the cheese on top of the tuna salad sandwich, and the peanut butter sandwich on top of that. Don’t tell me it sounds bad to have peanut butter and tuna salad together until you try it.
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