Use this Lemon Dill Tuna Salad recipe to make a healthy tuna salad without mayo. Instead of mayo this tuna salad is made with a mix of feta cheese and lemon juice for a refreshing take on traditional tuna salad.
Make a refreshing tuna salad without mayo!
One day I was craving tuna salad and realized we had run out of mayonnaise. In a pinch I combined some lemon juice and feta to hold the tuna salad together and it was absolutely delicious.
This healthy tuna salad is extra refreshing with all of the fresh flavors from the lemon zest, celery and fresh dill. If you’re looking for a no mayo tuna salad, you need to try the lemon feta combination!
What kitchen tools will I need to make this healthy tuna salad recipe?
- Can opener to open the tuna
- Medium mixing bowl
- Sharp knife and cutting board
- Fork for mixing the tuna salad
What ingredients will I need to make lemon dill tuna salad?
You will be amazed at how easy it is to make this no mayo tuna salad with a few simple and refreshing ingredients.
- Canned albacore tuna
- Lemon zest and lemon juice
- Cracked black pepper
What is the best canned tuna?
I like to buy wild caught albacore tuna. For this recipe I look for wild caught albacore tuna packed in water without added salt.
How to make a healthy tuna salad with lemon and feta
Step 1: Prep ingedients
Open and drain tuna cans. Chop celery into small pieces.
Add lemon juice, feta cheese, lemon zest and black pepper to a mixing bowl. Mix until they are evenly combined.
Step 2: Mix it all together and serve
Add tuna, celery and fresh dill to the bowl. Toss to combine again. Serve with black pepper on lettuce, bread or with crackers or cucumbers.
How to serve this no mayo tuna salad
Once prepared, you can serve this lemon dill tuna salad just like an other tuna salad! I like to have this healthy tuna salad on a bed of romaine lettuce with cucumbers and crackers.
This tuna salad without mayo is also delicious on a sandwich or open face on a piece of toast!
Can I make this tuna salad without mayo ahead of time?
I prefer to enjoy this lemon dill tuna salad immediately, but if you can prepare it ahead of time. Prep this tuna salad and store it in the fridge for up to 2 days.
Not a fan of mayo? Check out these no mayo chicken salad recipes!
You can find the full recipe below. If you make this recipe, please rate and review it in the comments, or share it with me on Instagram!
- 2 cans no salt added albacore tuna (5oz each)
- 3 stalks of celery
- 2 tbsp fresh dill
- Zest from 1 lemon
- 3 tbsp lemon juice
- 3oz feta cheese (I prefer the block feta in brine)
- 1 tsp fresh cracked black pepper
- Open and drain tuna cans. Chop celery into small pieces. Add lemon juice, feta cheese, lemon zest and black pepper to a mixing bowl. Mix until they are evenly combined.
- Add tuna, celery and fresh dill to the bowl. Toss to combine again. Serve with black pepper on lettuce, bread or with crackers or cucumbers.