Classic Southern Tuna Salad Made Healthier

February 02, 2016 By:
5 minutes
2 minutes
The first recipe I taught myself to make was classic tuna salad. Coming from the south, it was something simple and easy I knew I couldn't mess up. However, I traded out unhealthy ingredients for healthier ingredients and surprisingly, it's my most popular recipe and even one my family recommends. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do! It's packed with balanced flavor and so much satiety, but is shockingly just like the southern version made with heavy mayo and other unhealthy ingredients. Enjoy!



  1. 1. In a small bowl mix the tuna, yogurt, mustard, pepper, salt if using, celery, onion powder, garlic powder, juice of one lemon, and combine well.
  2. Next add in the diced celery and pecans (or almonds). Stir again and toss to combine.
  3. Add the shredded lettuce to a bowl and top with the tuna.
  4. Add parsley, pepper, and a few pecan slices for garnish if desired.
  5. Serve for a large lunch or split between 2 servings for a smaller lunch paired with some fruit or baby carrots as a lighter lunch.