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The Tastiest Tuna Egg Salad recipe will be one for your own personal recipe notebooks if you still do things the old-fashioned way.

This savory, light, and guilt-free yet filling salad will bring happiness to your tummy! A flavorful dressing for the salad topped with boiled egg slices and delicious veggies is just what the doctor ordered. Serve it in traditional salad form or go fancy with tuna boats!


tuna salad with lettuce
Colorful lettuce boats perfect for any time of day!

My family and I love a good salad. Sometimes, serving up a salad as a main dish is a great way to take a break from meat and chicken.

Other times, it’s a great option to get in a healthy meal that’s light, especially if you’re eating late.

This is one of those salads that’s just light enough that it doesn’t sit there in your stomach weighing you down, but hearty enough to keep you full!

It’s the perfect balance of light and filling! I also love that it can be served in fun lettuce boats for clean eating when it comes to the kids.

They can get really hands-on while eating without too much of a mess which is fun for them and me lol. Also, I don’t mind serving it up as a traditional salad and watch my family enjoy it!

The Best Tuna and Egg Combo Salad

tuna salad with lettuce
A versatile tuna egg salad everyone will love!

Top 5 Reasons to Make This Tuna Egg Salad Recipe:

  1. It’s always useful to have a special tuna salad recipe on hand for those tuna-loving guests.
  2. This recipe is quick and simple to put together in a few steps.
  3. Tuna Egg Salad is a winning dish in all seasons. Refreshing greens for spring/summer months and heartier ingredients like the boiled eggs, tuna, and corn for colder months.
  4. It’s a great way to introduce a healthy meal to your family during a hectic week.
  5. A flavor-packed dish that’s delicious, kid-friendly, and versatile!

What Sets This Salad Apart From Others?

Though most salads are great options in terms of eating healthy and light, this one has extra benefits. We all love those extra benefits!

We all know that salads are healthy because of the greens and vegetables that we include in them. What’s a great way to get added benefit from a salad?

Add some protein! Well, this salad has two grand sources of protein: tuna and boiled eggs!

Benefits of Tuna:

When adding canned tuna, we must be careful to note that it is higher in sodium than fresh tuna.

Because it’s canned in a way to lengthen shelf-life, it obviously has more sodium than we would like to consume. But, it’s always better to get tuna canned in water than in oil.

It’s a protein-packed source of energy when you did a pick-me-up lunch! It’s also a source of omega-3 fatty acids.

Tuna has been known to help reduce cravings and leave you feeling fuller, longer which helps you lose some weight!

Benefits of Boiled Eggs:

To begin, eggs are now classified as a “superfood” because they are loaded with nutrients. Eggs are rich in vitamin A, vitamins B5 and B12, folate, phosphorus and selenium. They raise HDL which is known as the “good” cholesterol.

Have you ever heard of Choline? If not, it’s important you know that one way choline is essential is that it is used to build cell membranes plays a role in producing signal molecules in the brain.

One egg can have about or more than 100 mg of choline! Eggs are also linked to a reduced risk of heart disease and promote eye health.

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Protein-packed tuna salad that’s easy and quick to make!

Tips for the Tastiest Tuna Egg Salad:

First of all, you can enjoy this recipe as is (a layered salad in a bowl), as lettuce boats, or even as a sandwich!

You can add pickles, serve it for a snack on crackers, or in a wrap, and so much more. Any which way you decide to eat it, you’re going to fall in love with it!

Next, it makes the perfect appetizer for special occasions. You can serve it as finger-sandwiches at birthday parties or mini lettuce boats at showers and such.

Also, you can substitute the tuna with chicken or shrimp if you’d like. You can also create a vegan option by opting for chickpeas as your source of protein and omitting the tuna and eggs. For added texture, season and air fry or bake the chickpeas before sprinkling onto the salad!

Furthermore, you can change up the dressing as you like. This is a tangy dressing recipe, so you can add some honey to the dressing for a sweeter taste. Or, create an altogether different dressing that appeases to your taste buds!

In addition, add any veggies you enjoy! Some veggies that go well in this salad include: celery, cucumbers, white cabbage, onions, radish, spinach, and/or kale.

Finally, you can spice this salad up by adding some sriracha on top or sprinkling some red chili pepper flakes!

Protein-packed, Nutrient-rich Tuna Salad!

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Serve it on crackers, toast, or in a wrap!

Frequently Asked Questions:

How long can tuna egg salad be stored in the fridge?

This salad can be stored anywhere between 3 and 7 days in an airtight container in your fridge. If you feel it has changed color, gotten too soggy, or has a strong smell then dispose of it. DO NOT TRY TO TASTE IT to see if it’s still good.

Can tuna egg salad be frozen?

Absolutely not. This dish contains ingredients that will go bad once thawed out.

What can be substituted for eggs?

Depending on what you’re craving you can use avocadoes, tofu, or boiled white beans.

How can I keep the salad from getting runny?

It’s important to properly and thoroughly strain the tuna so its water doesn’t get into the salad. Another important step is to ensure you don’t overcook the egg and are completely cooled off before slicing and adding to the salad. Finally, you can add finely chopped bread crumbs or some croutons to the salad that will soak up some of the excess water or dressing.

Is tuna egg salad a healthy meal?

Yes it definitely is. It’s a lighter option than other general meal options, has plenty of protein and nutrients, and is lower in calories than many other salad options.

Can tuna egg salad help me lose weight?

Well, the science behind it is simply that tuna and eggs take a little longer to digest and so help you stay fuller longer. They also help curb cravings which also helps get you into healthier eating habits.

Are there any other variations?

Sure! You can turn this into a tuna egg pasta salad by adding your favorite pasta! Be sure to make a little extra dressing because with pasta, some of the dressing will get absorbed into the pasta!

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tuna salad with lettuce
A delicious go-to healthy salad option!


  • Albacore tune in water
  • eggs; boiled
  • celery 
  • purple cabbage 
  • olive oil
  • vinegar
  • lemon; juiced
  • paprika
  • garlic powder
  • salt to taste
  • a pinch of black pepper
  • Romain lettuce leaves

How to Prep

To a bowl, add the drained Albacore tuna, or any tuna you enjoy eating. 

Dice the boiled eggs using a slicer or a pairing knife.

Add in the diced boiled eggs, celery, cabbage, olive oil, vinegar, lemon juice, paprika, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper.

Mix well and enjoy adding the tuna egg salad into boats by adding to the Romain lettuce leaves or chop the lettuce and top with the tuna egg mix.

A Versatile Salad For Every Occasion

Healthy and easy-to-make tuna egg salad packed with protein
Serve them in lettuce boats or lettuce wraps!

Other Light and Enjoyable Recipes

5 from 2 votes

Tuna Egg Salad Recipe

By: Lama
A light tuna salad with eggs to make for a hearty meal that's guilt-free.


  • 1 can Albacore tune in water , drained
  • 2 medium eggs, boiled
  • 4 stalks celery, diced
  • ½ cup purple cabbage, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt, to taste
  • a pinch of black pepper
  • Romain lettuce leaves


  • To a bowl, add the drained Albacore tuna, or any tuna you enjoy eating. 
  • Dice the boiled eggs using a slicer or a pairing knife.
  • Add in the diced boiled eggs, celery, cabbage, olive oil, vinegar, lemon juice, paprika, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper.
  • Mix well and enjoy adding the tuna egg salad into boats by adding to the Romain lettuce leaves or chop the lettuce and top with the tuna egg mix.


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  1. 5 stars
    This sounds wonderful. Never thought to add eggs to tuna salad. I usually make my potato salad with boiled eggs but never thought of adding eggs to tuna salad. Will give it a try