Keto Basic Tuna Salad

July 5, 2019Laura

Tuna is one keto friendly staple that I always keep on hand in the pantry. I’ve been keeping things pretty basic over the last couple of weeks and have been keeping a batch of tuna salad in the fridge for quick lunches. That and egg salad. I love both, especially in the summer! My tuna salad recipe is super simple, but I thought some of you may want to know what I put in it.  As the recipe title states, it’s basic, but so good!

To my tuna I add mayo (of course), hard boiled eggs, dill relish, chives, salt, black pepper & celery seed. There’s something about celery seed that makes cold salads like this extra good! I even add it to my Coleslaw recipe and it really makes a big difference in the flavor! Mix everything together, refrigerate, and you have lunches for a few days!

My favorite way to serve this tuna salad is snack plate style. I’ll usually pair it with mini pepper slices, pork rinds or cheese crisps as dippers. You can also serve it in low carb tortillas or on lettuce wraps. Trader Joe’s also has low carb crispbread that makes a great cracker substitute. There are tons of possibilities!

You can also stuff the tuna salad in some mini bell peppers. I like doing that and serving them on a little snack plate. This one includes: cheddar cheese, berries, a hard boiled egg topped with Everything but the bagel seasonings, olives, mini dill pickles, pecans and a ChocZero square.

If you give my recipe a try, I would love to know how you like it! Be sure to follow me on Instagram and Pinterest for more low carb meal ideas. If you make this or any of my recipes, I would love it if you tagged me on Instagram so I can see your creations! If you want to get email notifications when I post a new recipe, you can subscribe to my blog at the bottom of this page.

Be sure to check out my Easy Egg Salad recipe here. It’s a favorite in my house!

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Keto Basic Tuna Salad

  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Total time: 10 minutes
  • Serves: 4 (1/2 cup serving)
  • Calories 336


  • 3 (5oz) cans tuna, drained well
  • 4 hard boiled eggs, chopped
  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1.5 Tbsp dill relish
  • 1 Tbsp dried chives
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp celery seed


  • 1)

    Mix all ingredients together until well combined. Refrigerate and enjoy!

Nutrition (Per Serving)

Net Carbs0.5g
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