MD Diet Approved tuna salad

Do you want a seafood salad that will get you hooked? Well, for-tuna-tely for you, we’ve got this delicious Tuna Salad recipe that you can dive right into!


Ingredients for MD Diet-approved healthy tuna salad 

5 oz olive oil-packed tuna, drained (if you’re watching your fat intake, use water-packed tuna) 1 tbsp fresh chopped basil 

1/2 stalk celery, minced 

1 finely chopped scallion – green part only (optional) 

2 tbsp lemon juice, or more to taste 

Extra virgin olive oil to taste 

Salt and pepper to taste 



  1. Pour the tuna into a small mixing bowl. Use a fork to break the tuna chunks into very small pieces.
  2. Add the basil, celery, scallions, and lemon juice to the bowl. Use the fork to stir all the ingredients together till well mixed. 
  3. Add extra virgin olive oil to moisten the tuna to your liking. I usually use between 1 and 2 tbsp.  Season with salt and pepper to taste; sea salt and freshly ground pepper are best.
  4. Serve.


Want some more delicious MD Diet-approved meals? Try out this recipe for a steak salad with salsa verde vinaigrette!