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March 30, 2018

Recipe: Light Tuna Salad with Lemon and Dill

by light tuna salad

Ditch the heavy dose of mayo in your tuna, and try this lemony version.

 

This heart-healthy recipe lightens up the usual heavy mayonnaise-based tuna fish recipe and is perfect for a warm day. It’s great for salads, sandwiches or on whole grain crackers. The fresh dill and freshly squeezed lemon juice deliver a bright, strong flavor — even better than a big dollop of fat-laden mayo.

This recipe makes enough for a light lunch for two.

 

Tuna, drained and placed in a white mixing bowl

 

Ingredients

1 5-ounce can tuna in water

1 stalk chopped celery

Fresh or dried dill, finely chopped

½ cup cannellini beans

Freshly squeezed juice from 1/2 lemon

1 tablespoon light mayonnaise

Salt and pepper

 

Instructions

Drain the tuna, and pour into a large mixing bowl.

 

Tuna salad

Add chopped celery, dill, cannellini beans, lemon juice and approximately 1 tablespoon of light mayonnaise (depending on your taste — the less the healthier).

 

Tuna being mixed with cannellini and celery in a bowl.

Mix gently. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

 

Light tuna salad on a bed of greens served on a small white plate.

 

Recipe: Light tuna salad recipe with lemon and dill
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Serves: 2 servings
 
Ingredients
  • 1 5-ounce can tuna in water
  • 1 stalk chopped celery
  • Fresh or dried dill, finely chopped
  • ½ cup cannellini beans
  • Freshly squeezed juice from ½ lemon
  • 1 tablespoon light mayonnaise
  • Salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Drain the tuna, and pour into a large mixing bowl.
  2. Add chopped celery, dill, cannellini beans, lemon juice and approximately 1 tablespoon of light mayonnaise (depending on your taste — the less the healthier).
  3. Mix gently.
  4. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ½ recipe Calories: 278 Fat: 5.1 grams Saturated fat: 1.1 grams Carbohydrates: 30 grams Sugar: 1.9 grams Sodium: 109 milligrams Fiber: 11.7 grams Protein: 27.9 grams Cholesterol: 32 milligrams

 

Lunch, Dinner

2 thoughts on “Recipe: Light Tuna Salad with Lemon and Dill”

  1. Dee White says:

    why the beans in tuna salad. Are there other options?

    1. Maura Ammenheuser says:

      Hi, Dee. The beans add fiber and even more protein, and make the tuna more filling without the fat that comes with heavy mayonnaise. You don’t have to add the beans, though.

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