Lemon and Herb Tuna Salad


Last Updated on December 29, 2021

The most delicious lemon and herb tuna salad! Serve it over a salad, in a sandwich or with your favorite crackers for the perfect protein-rich meal.

lemon and herb tuna salad

The best tuna salad

I always have canned tuna stocked in my pantry for a quick protein, and without fail at least once a month I get a heavy craving for a good tuna salad.

The best tuna salad in my opinion is one thats filled with fresh and delicious flavors like herbs, celery and lemon zest, and isn’t overly packed with mayo.

This lemon and herb tuna salad is light and healthy, and the perfect meal prep for busy weeks.

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This quick and easy tuna salad is made with just a few simple ingredients. Serve it over your favorite salad, in a toasted bagel, or with your go-to crackers. It’s fresh and delicious, and ready in minutes!

lemon and herb tuna salad

How to make lemon and herb tuna salad

  1. Choose your tuna- my favorite tuna to use is albacore tuna in water. Drain your canned tuna, then add it to a bowl and flake it using a fork
  2. Chop your veggies and herbs. This recipe calls for red onion, celery, dill, parsley, scallions and lemon zest
  3. Mix all the ingredients together with the tuna, including the herbs, a little mayonnaise, and dijon mustard
  4. Serve right away or refrigerate for up to 5 days
lemon and herb tuna salad

It’s truly so simple to make, and hits the spot every time. You guys are going to love it!

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Course: Gluten-Free, Main


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  • 2 cans 2 albacore tuna in water, 4 oz each

  • 2 1/2 tbsp 2 1/2 mayonnaise

  • 1/2 tbsp 1/2 dijon mustard

  • 1 1 stalk of celery, finely chopped

  • 1/4 1/4 red onion, finely chopped

  • 1 1 scallion, finely chopped

  • 1 tbsp 1 chopped fresh dill

  • 2 tbsp 2 chopped parsley

  • 1 tsp 1 lemon zest

  • 1/4 tsp 1/4 salt

  • 1/4 tsp 1/4 black pepper

  • Optional: 2 tbsp chopped dill pickles


  • Drain the tuna and add it to a bowl, then flake it with a fork.
  • Mix in all of the ingredients and stir together until evenly combined. Serve over a salad, on toast or in a wrap!
  • Keep refrigerated for up to 5 days.

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  1. Orly Seton

    This tuna mix is so so yummy and refreshing. Makes eating healthy so easy!!

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