Skinny Girl Guilt-Free Tuna Salad

skinny girl guilt-free tuna salad

Try to cook something healthy in your kitchen today! We come with our top-rated salad recipe. Skinny Girl Guilt-Free Tuna Salad is healthier for all ages as well as delicious.

Tuna sandwich recipe

lemongrass basil easy baked chicken is a stalk that is, on its own, too hard to consume. So, it has to be crushed or sliced very thinly. Used in Asian cuisine, particularly Thai food, stir-fries, noodles, curries, and more are nice. Lemongrass tastes like a cross of lemon and lime, but you’ll get traces of ginger and mint as well. Yeah, very refreshing!

Yummy tuna with bread and cucumber

It just seemed like the best way to give the salad a burst of citrus and freshness by using it in this skinny girl guilt-free tuna salad. So, you’ll see that the dressing is part of it. Lemongrass paste can be found at your grocer. In my fridge, I keep a tube of Gourmet Garden lemongrass paste as a staple for skinny girl sheet pan creole chicken. But, if you can’t find it, if you don’t want to buy from Amazon, then there are other replacements.

Easy tuna recipes

If you’ve been following me, you probably know by now that I love cucumbers and make loads of healthy fresh herb tuna salad with them. And I’m hoping that you can find and use the tiny baby cucumbers in this recipe. It’s a mini version of an early harvested normal cuke when the cuke is young.

In this salad, buying those big cucumbers with the waxy tough skin just doesn’t impact the taste, texture, or ‘look’ you want. A diced English or Persian cucumber may also be used.

Another super simple and fresh delicious tuna salad I make is with lemon and capers, oh, yes, sooooooooooo Mediterranean!

Tuna easy recipes for snacks

I’m making more recipes from the ‘Skinny Girl’ collection for pan seared tuna steak. Skinny is by no means taken ‘literally’. It’s all about healthy food. You want to take food and make meals that can be consumed, often in seconds, and do not feel bad or pack on extra calories. Basically, they’re good things for you, low glycemic, healthy, low carbs, and more!

Tuna and veggies sandwich

If you love to hog on to delicious sandwiches then you must try out the Healthy Mediterranean Tuna Salad with bread. It is very easy to make and tasted lip-smacking. The recipe is going to be relished by your kids. It is also one of the best ones for those lazy evenings when you don’t feel like cooking but still feel utterly hungry.

Easy tuna cooking

If you love to include fish in your dinner then this recipe is going to be your best companion. It tastes delicious and is easy to make. Today, try cooking something nutritious in your kitchen! We have our top-rated salad recipe here. Skinny Girl Guilt-Free Tuna Salad is both healthier and delectable for all ages.

Tuna made easy

You probably know by now if you’ve been following me that I love cucumbers. And, in this recipe, I’m hoping that you can find and use the small baby cucumbers. They’re a mini version of a regular cuke harvested early when the cuke is young. Buying those large cucumbers with the waxy tough skin just doesn’t impart the flavor, texture, or ‘look’ that you want in this salad. You could also use a diced English or Persian cucumber.

Salads with tuna

Another thing about this recipe is the dressing mixture. You’ll see that there’s just a small amount of mayonnaise, which usually dominates in tuna salads. Another great thing about this recipe that makes it so different from the typical tuna salad is all the fruit that’s in it plus the almonds. I mean that’s why I call it skinny girl guilt-free tuna salad. You can eat a second and third helping without feeling like you’re overindulging! Using the tuna packed in water shaves a few calories. And, the albacore, while a tad bit more costly, sure does have chunky wonderful white tuna that’s beautiful in this recipe.

skinny girl guilt-free tuna salad

skinny girl guilt-free tuna salad

Skinny Girl Guilt-Free Tuna Salad

Yield: 6+ healthy eating folks

Try to cook something healthy in your kitchen today! We come with our top-rated salad recipe. Skinny Girl Guilt-Free Tuna Salad is healthier for all ages as well as delicious.


  • 4 cans tuna, albacore, packed in water, drained,
  • 1 cup celery, sliced
  • 1 cup baby cucumbers, sliced
  • 1 cup seedless red grapes, very small or if larger sliced in half lengthwise
  • ½ cup apple bites, honey crisp, skin on, diced
  • 1 ½ cups pineapple tidbits, divided
  • ½ cup almonds, roughly chopped or whole (your preference)
  • 3 Tbl. Capers, drained
  • 1 tsp. coarse ground pepper
  • ¼ cup olive oil + vinegar dressing, good brand, can substitute balsamic
  • ¼ cup Greek yogurt, plain
  • 3 Tbl. avocado mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp. sea salt, fine
  • 1 Tbl. Gourmet Gardens Lemongrass Paste


  1. In a large mixing bowl, add the tuna. Take a large fork and break apart the large chunks. You want to keep it in small chunk texture.
  2. Add the celery, cucumbers, grapes, apples, one cup of pineapple tidbits, almonds and capers. Toss gently with your hands or a large fork. In a small bowl, whisk together the dressing, yogur, may, salt and lemongrass paste.
  3. Pour over the tuna salad. Gently toss into the mixture with a large fork. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least an hour before serving.
  4. When serving, toss on a few extra pineapple tidbits and sprinkle individual servings with coarse ground pepper.


Can't find Lemongrass Paste, no problem? Try this: Zest one large lemon, finely mince 2 teaspoons of fresh mint, and two teaspoons of lime juice.

Make sure that lemon is washed well and clean before zesting.

To add even more flavor and some interesting texture, here are some ideas:

1. Serve your tuna salad over a bed of fresh baby arugula. Oh, yeah, zesty peppery deeelish!

2. Stuff into grilled tender bell peppers.

3. Scoop out the seeds of a sweet cantaloupe and serve in halves or quarters of the fruit.

Leave me your ideas for serving in the comments below! xoxo

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  1. Beverley Press says:

    This looks like a delicious recipe to have all the year round. I’m always up for food with less fat in it. A girl does need to take care of her figure from time to time xoxo

    1. Ha ha, my dear, Beverley! Yes, we have to cut corners but not taste and quality. And, I know as I grow oldER (not old!!), my metabolism isn’t so revved up, so time to cut back. Yes! we girls have to watch our figures!! xoxo

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