No salad dressing tuna salad

Heart Smart Gluten Free Low Sodium

This twist on an old favorite is lower in saturated fat for a healthy heart!


1 5-ounce can tuna in water, drained
1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
2 tablespoons diced celery
2 teaspoons minced fresh chives
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/16  teaspoon red pepper flakes
4 leaves green leaf lettuce


1. In a small bowl, combine first 9 ingredients. Stir. Cover and place in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
2. Place two lettuce leaves in a bowl and top with half of the tuna salad. Prepare one more bowl for a friend and enjoy!  

Makes 2 servings 
Recipe contains: fish   
Carb choices per serving: 0 
*Option not included in nutrition facts.

First Published: 04/08/2019
Last Reviewed: 04/03/2019

heart healthy tuna salad in a bowl
You can also serve this tuna salad with whole-grain crusty bread for added texture and flavor.*
nutrition label for no salad dressing tuna salad