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Quick No-Mayo Greek Tuna Salad (AIP, Paleo, W30)

No-Mayo Greek Tuna Salad in a bowl with cucumbers and carrots.
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Cucumber, green onions, kalamata olives, capers & lemon juice put a Greek twist on a classic quick and easy lunch! This Greek Tuna Salad is not only mayo-free, it’s also AIP, Paleo, Whole30 AND low FODMAP!

A quick and easy AIP lunch or snack

What’s the quickest, easiest AND healthiest lunch you can make in no time? Tuna salad, of course! But classic tuna salad is usually loaded with mayonnaise. And mayonnaise isn’t exactly healthy. Especially if it’s loaded with unhealthy oils (which almost all store-bought mayo is). And if you’re following an AIP diet, the soybean oil, egg yolks and calcium disodium EDTA are just a few of the unsavory ingredients in store-bought mayo.

So let’s mix it up and put an AIP twist on this classic grab-and-go lunch by going Greek!

No-Mayo Greek Tuna Salad in a bowl with cucumbers and carrots.

Let’s talk tuna

As you are probably aware, consuming too much seafood can lead to mercury poisoning. Tuna generally contain more mercury than many other forms of seafood, because tuna feed on smaller fish, which are already contaminated with various levels of mercury. Because mercury is not easily excreted, it builds up in fish that are higher on the food chain, resulting in high levels of mercury in larger, predatory fish, such as tuna.

Just as mercury can build up in large fish, it can also build up in humans, so the FDA recommends no more than 6-12 oz of tuna per week, for the average adult (see the FDA website for more info on mercury in seafood).

But tuna is packed with essential omega-3 fatty acids, protein and nutrients! The benefits of consuming fish and other forms of seafood can outweigh the risks of mercury exposure. You just have to do a little bit of research about what foods are high in mercury and limit your consumption.

That’s why I get my canned tuna from Safe Catch Seafood. They test their tuna to a mercury limit ten times stricter than the FDA! And they test every single tuna for mercury! They also only source sustainably-caught tuna that is non-GMO verified. If you’re looking for a safe way to reap the benefits of eating seafood, I highly recommend Safe Catch.

I am not affiliated with Safe Catch. I just love their seafood and trust that I’m getting safe, low-mercury tuna for my delicious AIP-friendly tuna salads. The Amazon affiliate links in this post, however, are affiliate links. They don’t affect your price, but I do earn a small commission for qualifying purchases.

Ingredients for Quick No-Mayo Greek Tuna Salad

No-Mayo Greek Tuna Salad ingredients in a white bowl.

This Quick No-Mayo Greek Tuna Salad is super fast and easy. And so refreshing! I bet you already have most of these ingredients on-hand:

  • 5 oz canned tuna
  • 1/4 cup diced cucumber
  • 1 Tbsp sliced green onions
  • 2 Tbsp diced kalamata olives
  • 2 tsp capers
  • 1Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice

Just combine all the ingredients in a bowl, stir and eat up! Share it with a friend or save half for tomorrow.

Close up of tuna salad.

How to serve this Greek Tuna Salad

  • Straight out of the bowl
    • I typically eat this AIP tuna straight outta the bowl. It’s so tasty! It doesn’t need much else to make it a meal.
  • As a dip
    • This Greek Tuna Salad makes a fantastic scoopable dip for veggies or crackers! Cut up some extra cucumber slices and top them off with this tuna salad!
  • As a sandwich
    • A classic tuna sandwich with a Greek twist! Be sure to use AIP or Paleo bread, if you’re following either protocol.
  • As a wrap
    • Wrap up this No-Mayo Greek Tuna Salad in an AIP tortilla or lettuce cups! A tasty, transportable meal!
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No-Mayo Greek Tuna Salad ingredients in a white bowl.

Quick No-Mayo Greek Tuna Salad (AIP, Paleo, W30)

  • Author: Andrea
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Lunch
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

Cucumber, green onions, kalamata olives, capers & lemon juice put a Greek twist on a classic quick and easy lunch! This Greek Tuna Salad is not only mayo-free, it’s also AIP, Paleo, Whole30 AND low FODMAP!


Ingredients

Scale

5 oz canned tuna

1/4 cup diced cucumber

1 Tbsp sliced green onions

2 Tbsp diced kalamata olives

2 tsp capers

1Tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1 Tbsp lemon juice


Instructions

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir to combine.

Eat this Greek Tuna Salad all by itself, or serve with veggies or crackers for dipping, or turn it into a sandwich with some AIP bread.



Notes

Best when consumed immediately, but can be stored for a couple days in an airtight container in the fridge.


Nutrition

  • Calories: 185

Keywords: aip, paleo, whole30, low fodmap, greek, tuna, mediterranean, salad

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