Eat Smart  |  Posted 11.20.14

Tuna Salad

Tuna Salad

This colorful mayonnaise-based salad, served on a bed of greens, is full of healthful vegetables.

Add whichever embellishments you enjoy: olives, artichoke heats, hard-boiled eggs, and cucumber are good options.

Makes 3 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes or less
Total Time: 15 minutes or less


  • 1 (5-ounce) can white tuna packed in water, drained
  • 2 tsp regular or reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbsp finely chopped red onion
  • 1/2 red, green, or yellow bell pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1/2 celery stalk, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup matchstick carrots, finely chopped
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 cups mixed greens
  • 2 tomatoes, cut into quarters (or eighths if large)


  1. In a bowl, flake the tuna. Add the mayonnaise and mustard and stir to combine. Add the onion, bell pepper, celery, and carrots and stir gently to incorporate. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Divide the greens and tomatoes on three plates and top with a scoop of the tuna mixture.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (about 1/2 cup): Calories 115, Total Fat 4 g, Total Carbohydrate 9 g, Dietary Fiber 3 g, Sugars 6 g, Protein 12 g, Sodium 220 mg

Recipe from American Cancer Society, What to Eat During Cancer Treatment