Italian Tuna Salad (NO MAYO)

Consider this dinner another adventure in keeping the stove off for the summer!

I ❤ tuna salad but I don’t eat it very often because mayonnaise is not great for health! I found this Food Network Kitchen recipe for “Italian,” mayo-free tuna salad, and I was really pleased. Mayo is replaced with lemon juice and olive oil. Basil, olives, and sundried tomatoes (along with red onion and celery) make it Italian.

I doubled the recipe and omitted the capers to reduce the sodium. While I doubled the other ingredients, I did not double the olives again to reduce sodium and to make the olives special. I also advise seasoning with additional salt carefully – the amount of salt in tuna varies considerably by brand.  When I put it between two pieces of bread (aka sandwich), I added a combo of baby kale, chard, and spinach along with a few slices of avocado.


The Perfect Heart Healthy Tuna Salad Sandwich


I was impressed with how the salad held together – mayo is not necessary to bind!

P1030255The sundried tomato on the corner there is such a tease. What a fun and flavorful thing to add to tuna salad!


Eat your greens!




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