The Best Whole30 Tuna Salad

Posted by Karin on November 24, 2019
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The best Whole30 tuna salad

When it comes to food, texture is huge. Along with flavor, texture is crucial to how well a dish tastes. In the biz, people call this, mouth feel. Basically, how does a food feel in your mouth. Naturally, many of us prefer crunchy foods. The reason behind this, is that we associate crunchy food with freshness. The crunchier the food, the fresher we believe it to be. There is a whole science behind it, actually. And so, with that in mind, bring on the red pepper- a veg with some serious crunch!

This recipe serves 1-2 people (just depends on how hungry the first person is). I like to place on a top of mixed greens, romaine lettuce, or even just pair with some Simple Mills almond crackers, I get mine at Costco. Please note: the crackers are not Whole30 compliant.

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  • 1 thinly sliced green onion
  • 1 can of drained tuna (I use this one from Costco)
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon compliant relish (I use this one from Whole Foods) or diced compliant pickles
  • 2 teaspoons compliant yellow mustard Note: Most simple yellow mustards are compliant, but be sure to check labels
  • 2 Tablesoons compliant mayo (I use this one)
  • 3/4 diced medium red pepper or 1 small red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • cracked pepper to taste
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  1. Once the tuna is drained, use a fork to flake into a bowl
  2. Add in the all of the ingredients, except for the green onions and half of the diced red pepper into the bowl
  3. Using a fork or small spatula, mix thoroughly
  4. Once combined, gently mix in the green onions and remaining red pepper, you don’t want them as coated with the tuna mayo mixture – this helps with that whole texture thing I was talking about
  5. Serve on a bed or mixed greens, chopped romaine or with some crackers (not compliant)


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