3 Ingredient Greek Yogurt Tuna Salad

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3 Ingredient Greek Yogurt Tuna Salad

Tuna salad is a summer favorite in my house!  I gave the classic version a makeover with my 3 Ingredient Greek Yogurt Tuna Salad recipe.

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It’s easy to forget about the humble tuna salad.  If you get it out it’s often laced with too much mayo (or even Miracle Whip- yikes!) and not enough flavor.  It can seem old school and plain ole’ boring.

But with a few simple swaps it’s a dish to really remember.  This 3 Ingredient Greek Yogurt Tuna Salad recipe is so tasty and healthy, it’s sure to be a frequent visitor at your table.

Healthy 3 ingredient Greek Yogurt Tuna Salad recipe / Running in a Skirt

My version uses greek yogurt and the short cut of pickle relish!  It gives it just enough something-something to make it interesting.  I’m a big pickle fan, so I add a lot but you can of course adjust that to your personal tastes.  My grandmother taught me to use it and it stuck.  I think it’s a southern thing?

You can then add salt and pepper to taste or even a little celery salt if you’d like.  It somehow comes out tasting very close to the real deal but better.

The way I make my Greek Yogurt Tuna Salad recipe it gets even more protein and probiotics from the greek yogurt.  It goes from being something indulgent to a dish that is completely healthy.

Healthy 3 ingredient Greek Yogurt Tuna Salad recipe / Running in a Skirt

Serve it as shown with crisp veggies and nut-based crackers, in a wrap or in a sandwich with whole grain bread, dark-green lettuce and a ripe summer tomato slice.

Canned tuna in water really can be a great choice in moderation (because of mercury) because a single serving is low in calories AND has nearly 16 grams of protein.  As someone who eats mainly plant-based I like having that burst of protein in my diet sometimes.

Healthy 3 ingredient Greek Yogurt Tuna Salad recipe / Running in a Skirt

Plus it’s fast, inexpensive and easy which is exactly what I’m looking for in my lunch most of the time.

Healthy 3 ingredient Greek Yogurt Tuna Salad recipe / Running in a Skirt

My 3 Ingredient Greek Yogurt Tuna Salad recipe is the perfect makeover for tuna salad!  I hope you’ll give it a try and let me know what you think.

Healthy 3 ingredient Greek Yogurt Tuna Salad recipe / Running in a Skirt

3 Ingredient Greek Yogurt Tuna Salad

Julie Wunder
A healthier tuna salad!
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 84 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 3 ounce canned tuna
  • 1-2 tablespoons greek yogurt
  • 1-3 tablespoons pickle relish
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • optional: celery salt

Instructions
 

  • Stir the tuna greek yogurt and pickle relish together in a bowl. I use 2 tablespoons to both greek yogurt and pickle relish but you can adjust the proportions to your taste buds.
  • Serve with crackers, carrots and celery!

Notes

The nutrition facts are calculated with 1 tablespoon of greek yogurt and pickle relish.  
This can store in the fridge for a few days.

Nutrition

Calories: 84kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 17gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 294mgPotassium: 152mgSugar: 1gVitamin A: 48IUCalcium: 23mgIron: 1mg
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Thanks for stopping by today! Tomorrow I’m sharing a cute, fruity trend for summer.

Your turn!

Do you ever used canned tuna?

How do you use greek yogurt in different ways?

 

I’m linking up my Greek Yogurt Tuna Salad recipe with: Meatless Monday with Sarah and Deborah, Meatless Monday with Annmarie and Rachel, Delicious Dish TuesdayWhat’s Cookin’ WednesdayFull Plate Thursday with Miz Helen, FoodFriDIY Foodie Friday, and the Weekend Potluck.  Thanks so much ladies for the link up parties!

By | 2020-04-30T15:40:49-04:00 June 8th, 2017|Dinner, Fish & Seafood, Food, Lunch, Pescatarian Meals|20 Comments

20 Comments

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  2. Kitchen Knife July 21, 2020 at 3:31 am - Reply

    I mostly make grilled sandwiches by mixing salt and black pepper in the canned tuna. But, this recipe is looking delectable yet simple. I love pickles, and tuna is also my favorite. So, why not give it a try. I am already feeling a taste in my mouth. Lol! Thanks.

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  5. Marie February 28, 2020 at 6:30 pm - Reply

    Do you use non-fat greek yogurt?

    • JulieWunder March 2, 2020 at 10:14 am - Reply

      Yes! You can use any plain yogurt but I like to use low-fat.

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  9. Skame November 4, 2018 at 11:24 am - Reply

    What kind of pickle relish? Sweet or dill?

  10. Jan P September 30, 2018 at 3:15 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    I tired this today…minus the relish and its great! Thank you for the idea.

  11. Celeste March 19, 2018 at 3:29 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    OMG! thank you! this is really tasty! Never thought of Greek yogurt instead of lowfat mayo! My new go to lunch. I did leave out the salt and used celery seed instead of celery salt ONLY because I watch my salt intake but MY GOD this is great.

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  14. Miz Helen June 23, 2017 at 1:30 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    I love Tuna Salad, this looks so simple and full of flavor! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday. Have a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  15. Emily @ Pizza @ Pull-ups June 8, 2017 at 5:13 pm - Reply

    Yum, I love pickles, so using pickle relish sounds great.

  16. Emily June 8, 2017 at 9:52 am - Reply

    Ooh I love the Greek yogurt idea. Also, pickle relish is a great addition to tuna salad or egg salad!

  17. Patricia @Sweet and Strong June 8, 2017 at 8:40 am - Reply

    I’m not much of a mayo fan so I love subbing greek yogurt. Love the idea to serve this with crackers and veggies!

  18. Shelley Marcy June 8, 2017 at 7:43 am - Reply

    And if you add a little sweet Vidalia onion it’s really good too!

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