Canned Tuna Salad Recipe

This canned tuna salad recipe is Paleo friendly and Whole30 approved. I first saw it in the Well Fed 2: More Paleo Recipes for People Who Love to Eat. Green onions, pickles and parsley give canned tuna a wonderful flavor. Serve wrapped in lettuce leaves or spoon in cucumber or bell pepper boats. This is the link for Chosen Foods Mayo (Paleo and Whole30 approved).
Canned Tuna Salad Recipe


  • 2 cans tuna (5 ounce each, I used half salt tuna in water from Trader Joe's)
  • 1 celery stalk (finely chopped)
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons pickles (finely chopped)
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon green onions (top portions, finely chopped)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon parsley (finely chopped)
  • 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt (or more, to taste)
  • cayenne pepper
  • 3 tablespoons avocado oil mayonnaise (use homemade or Chosen Foods mayo)
Prep time:
15 minutes
Yield: 4 servings | Prep time: 15 minutes |


1. Drain tuna and flake with a fork in a large bowl.

2. Finely chop celery, pickles and onion.

3. Finely chop green onions and parsley.
4. Add all the ingredients to the bowl with tuna (except mayo) and mix.

5. Add mayo and gently stir until all the ingredients are combined.

Products I recommend for this recipe

Half Salt Tuna

Half Salt Tuna
Red Onion

Red Onion

Cayenne Pepper

Cayenne Pepper
Avocado Mayo

Avocado Mayo


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Guest June 18, 2018 4:59 PM
This looks quite tasty! I love all the ingredients and it looks so fresh!


Guest June 18, 2018 11:23 AM
This homemade tuna salad looks and sounds easy and delicious!

Jacqueline Debono

Guest June 18, 2018 3:31 AM
I love canned tuna and use it a lot in dips, on pasta and in salad! This salad sounds really good. I love the inclusion of pickles!

Catherine Brown

Guest June 17, 2018 11:01 AM
This looks PERFECT! Dill pickles are a must... none of that sweet jaz for me. Fresh dill is lovely too. I like how you used both purple and green onions... nice touch! Thank you for sharing your recipe. :-)

Honey @ The Girl Next Shore

Guest June 16, 2018 3:06 AM
Well this defo makes tinned tuna sound fantastic and exciting! =) Thanks for sharing the recipe, this sound great for summer picnics!


Guest June 15, 2018 10:28 PM
This sounds like a great salad for lunch, dinner...or the perfect BQ side dish as well. I love using canned tuna in versatile and economical. Lots of great texture in this tasty salad.


Guest March 7, 2022 8:00 PM
How many calories in 1/2 cup?

alenatrs March 8, 2022 9:58 PM
Sorry, can not help with calories counter... - Alena

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