Simple and Delicious Lemon Pepper Tuna Salad

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Tuna salad is one of my favorite meals to have on hand for savvy meal prep or a protein-packed snack! My recipe is simple, quick, and delicious!

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If you have been following me for some time, you know I love a good tuna salad or salmon salad recipe. I love how quick tuna salad is to throw together, how nutrient-dense it can be, and how tasty it is! Additionally, it is perfect for anyone looking to meal prep a healthy weekday lunch or snack. This recipe is simple when it comes to ingredients and fabulous when it comes to flavor! 

Is Canned Tuna Healthy?

One common health misconception I have come across over the years is the idea that canned fish is unhealthy. This could not be more false! In addition to being rich in protein, canned tuna is low in carbs, full of omega-3 fatty acids, and a good source of vitamin D. For those looking to save even more on calories, look for tuna packed in water rather than oil. 

How Do I Make Lemon Pepper Tuna Salad? 

The beauty of this tuna salad recipe is how simple and forgiving it is. By that, I mean that as long as you have a few key components, you can add in or take out whichever ingredients you prefer depending on what you have on hand. My favorite way to prepare this tuna salad is with celery, boiled egg, lemon pepper, and salt. The “dressing” is a simple mixture of mayonnaise, dijon honey mustard, and Wickles relish. 

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What If I Don’t Like Canned Tuna? 

Many people have a distaste for canned tuna, especially due to the strong smell. However, in my experience, even the tuna-skeptic enjoys this dish! The lemon pepper and tangy, vinegary dressing compliment the fish perfectly, and the celery and diced egg add a nice bite.

How Can I Make Tuna Salad Even Healthier?

While this tuna salad recipe is already high in nutrients and low in calories, those looking for an even more health-conscious dish can make a few savvy substitutes. First, those looking to save even more on calories can look for tuna packed in water rather than oil. Second, the mayonnaise in this recipe can be substituted for half mayonnaise half plain Greek yogurt, or all plain Greek yogurt. 

Can I Serve and Store Lemon Pepper Tuna Salad? 

My favorite way to eat Lemon Pepper tuna salad is on Dave’s Killer bread or with Simple Mills’ almond crackers. It is also delicious in a lettuce wrap, on top of a salad, or eaten on its own with a fork! This tuna salad will keep refrigerated in an airtight container for around three days. 

Watch Me Make Lemon Pepper Tuna Salad:

Let me know how you enjoy this fabulous dish in the comments below. As always, thank you so much for stopping by. Be blessed and stay savvy!!!

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Simple and Delicious Lemon Pepper Tuna Salad

Yield: 4 servings


  • 1. 2 cans of tuna, drained
  • 2. 1 1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper
  • 3. 2 hard-boiled eggs, diced.
  • 4. 2 ribs of celery, diced
  • 5. 1/4 cup of mayonnaise- I love Duke's
  • 6. 1 tablespoon of Wickle's relish
  • 7. 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 8. 1 teaspoon honey mustard
  • 9. Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Drain your tuna and season it with lemon pepper.
  2. In a separate bowl, season your diced-boiled eggs.
  3. Combine the tuna, eggs, and celery.
  4. Next, combine the mayonnaise, dijon mustard, honey mustard, and Wickle's relish in a separate bowl.
  5. Finally, mix together the dressing with the tuna mixture. I prefer to wear gloves and mix the tuna salad by hand. Be sure to break up all the pieces of tuna.

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  1. This is now my new favorite tuna salad recipe! We’ve made it several times since discovering this light and refreshing take on an old favorite. Quick and easy to make, I will use this from now on!

  2. Yum I’m so making this, what easy n tasty salad recipes n I have all the ingredients thank you so much.

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