Tuna Egg Salad

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Tuna Egg Salad is my go-to high-protein lunch when I need something quick – it takes about 15 minutes to make and can be meal prepped ahead.

Tuna Egg Salad
Tuna Egg Salad

I’m always looking for ways to eat more protein throughout the day, and this easy lunch is a delicious way to do it! This tuna salad recipe is a hybrid between tuna salad and egg salad. This easy lunch is gluten-free, dairy-free, whole30 and low-carb. I like to keep the salad simple, just hard boiled eggs, tuna and mayo but you can add more ingredients, such as celery or Dijon mustard. For more similar recipes, try this Classic Egg Salad, Low-Yolk Egg Salad, and Mayo-less Tuna Pasta Salad.

Tuna Egg Salad on lettuce

Tuna Egg Salad Ingredients

I prefer to keep it simple so I only use four ingredients, plus salt and pepper. Here’s what else you’ll need:

  • Hard-boiled eggs
  • Packet of light tuna in water
  • Mayonnaise (check labels for whole30)
  • Red Onion

All you have to do is mix everything together and season with salt and pepper. So easy!

How to Serve

There are many ways you can enjoy this healthy tuna salad. I usually eat it with a spoon right out of the bowl, but below are some more ideas.

  • Low Carb or Whole 30 –serve it over a bed of lettuce or make a lettuce wrap with large lettuce leaves or endive.
  • Balanced Macros – make a tuna sandwich using whole-grain bread or as a wrap using a whole-grain tortilla,

Meal Prep

This tuna salad is great for meal prep. You can double or triple the recipe and keep in the refrigerator for up to four days.

Variations:

  • Add chopped veggies.
  • Swap mayo for Greek yogurt.
  • Stir in some Dijon mustard.
  • If you want it spicy, add a few dashes of sriracha hot sauce.

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Tuna Egg Salad

316 Cals 30 Protein 4 Carbs 20 Fats
Prep Time: 0 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Yield: 1 servings
COURSE: Lunch
CUISINE: American
Tuna Egg Salad is my go-to high-protein lunch when I need something quick – it takes about 15 minutes to make and can be meal prepped ahead.

Ingredients

  • 2 hard boiled eggs
  • 1 2.6 oz packet light tuna in water, I use less sodium
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise, (check labels for whole30)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped red onion
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  • Chop the eggs and add them to a bowl with the tuna, mayo and red onion.
  • Mix to combine and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Eat right out of the bowl with a spoon or piled on a piece of toast, in a wrap, over greens, etc.

Nutrition

Serving: 1salad, Calories: 316kcal, Carbohydrates: 4g, Protein: 30g, Fat: 20g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 450mg, Sodium: 420mg
Keywords: high protein lunch, low carb recipes, recipe for 1, tuna egg salad, whole30lunch

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  1. Delicious. I had tuna in oil in the house so I skipped the mayo. I added pickles and a little pickle juice. I will make it again. Lots of protein and my bowl was full so it was satisfying!

  2. Really delicious recipe. I love it yummy!!! It’s really awesome

  3. Could i swap tuna for chicken? And if yes, same quantity? Thank you 🙂

  4. Delicious! I use to have a recipe like this, but also had cottage cheese it. It was also delicious but with even more protein.

  5. This was a nice change up! Being pregnant, I haven’t been eating deli meat and all I’ve wanted is a sandwich. Put this on 1/2 of an everything bagel and it hit the spot!

  6. Really good and easy to make! I use reduced fat mayo and added a diced carrot for some crunch and color 🙂 It’s great with some Everything but the Bagel seasoning too.

  7. I made a big batch of this for my lunches for  the first half of the week. Delicious, cheap, and easy! I served it on a toasted slice of Ezekiel bread. I added diced pickles to my taste and used half mayo/half Greek yogurt (only because I ran out of mayo!).  Turned out great. Thanks Gina! This is going into my lunch rotation for sure. 

  8. My Aunt in West Virginia used to make this when I was a teenager!

  9. Wow! I have to admit this sounded kinda gross to me but I absolutely loved it. A good reminder to keep an open mind.

  10. I didn’t think the egg and tuna would work well together but boy did it ever. I opted out of one egg and used two small pitas and argula to make two small sandwiches.

  11. Love it so healthy

  12. I was a little leery to try it. LOVE it! Such a big portion too. I added tomatoes to it.

  13. This was a great protein lunch! I put mine in a gluten free tortilla with a little lettuce and half an avocado. Soooo good and filling. 

  14. I loved recipe!!! Thanks for sharing. I can’t wait to try the variations too. 

  15. This was so amazing!  I looked forward to lunch all day and it did not disappoint!  Filled my teacher tummy and kept me full all afternoon!

  16. Love a tuna or egg sandwich! But this combo blew my mind! Quick and easy! Comfort food!

  17. The photo of this salad prompted me to make it for dinner last night (made a semi nicoise salad) and it was delicious. My husband enjoyed it as well. I didn’t manage to make it as colorful- it all sort of mushed together. I did half mayo and half greek yogurt (probably too much) but it was very good.

    Can’t wait to eat leftovers and we will make it again and again!

  18. I’m going to make this for lunches this week, so excited!
    How long do you think it will hold up in the fridge after making? Thanks.

  19. This looks great for those days where I don’t really know what I want to eat but want something high in protein and easy to make. Definitely going to try it soon.

  20. I would like more imfo on this  as I am a 5shot a day diabetic I have lost 20pounds recently but I want to lose 10more

  21. tried it today ot was so good i swapped mayo for greek yougurt and i added some tomatos it was so delicious !!! definitly my new to go to recipe

  22. This is my go to lunch .I add pickle relish and 1/2 T light mayo and 1/2 T regular mayo. My mom made tuna salad like this when I was little.

  23. In the variations, you said “add chopped veggies”…. What kind or extra veggies would be good in here (besides celery or pickles/relish)?? I’m honestly drawing a blank on what I could add to “beef it up”.

  24. Gina Happy New Year
    I’m presuming that the high points are you receipes are for lower personal point people can you confirm

  25. Absolutely divine!

  26. This is a terrible idea. I would NEVER, EVER MIX TUNA WITH EGG SALAD.

    • Tell us how you REALLY feel, Dorothy. Sheesh.

      (Just because you don’t want to mix tuna and egg doesn’t make it illegal or “terrible”. Using such harsh language is extremely unfair considering the effort the writer put in. Perhaps to you it might be undesirable, but taste is subjective, kiddo. 😉)

      • She’s entitled to her opinion. I was told if you dont have something nice to say, say nothing. Tuna and egg is great!

    • I know it sounds awful but give it a try. My family has been making this since I was a kid. It’s surprisingly delicious.

    • I would NEVER, EVER be so rude. If you do not like something, don’t make it. My goodness gracious, bless your heart. The only negativity for 2022 should be our Covid tests.

    • You shouldn’t review a recipe unless you actually make it!

    • Good thing you don’t write this blog, I guess…plenty of people on here are very excited about this recipe!

    • Dorothy, I have to admit that the combination doesn’t seem right to me. However, every recipe I have had of Gina’s is spectacular. Only one or two I didn’t like, but that’s because of my taste buds. So tomorrow I am going to give this recipe a try, because many people love it and Gina always comes up with the most amazing combination of ingredients.

    • I have eaten tuna and egg salad sandwiches my whole life. My mom fixed it this way to make the tuna go farther. 5 family members.

  27. My mother always made Egg and Tuna salad and I still make it the same way minus the onion. This is the first time I have seen someone post this recipe.

  28. thanks for this idea….I seem to often avoid mayo….might try using a mashed avocado to hold this all together…..

  29. Thank you for the tuna egg salad recipe. Always looking for easy, quick, simple and nutritious meals. i don’t like to use much processed food. I live alone and have never been much of a cook, so the less complicated the better..

  30. I love this! I usually also add mustard and relish to mine, but I like this simple version.

  31. What if you don’t have mayo?  Any substitute?

  32. What other suggestions do you have instead of Mayo or yogurt!

  33. Oddly, I’ve been craving tuna lately so I may have to give this a try!

  34. Why aren’t you including WW points anymore?