Keto Tuna Salad

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This salad is one of my "grab & go" favourites. It's great for anyone with a busy lifestyle looking for a sating and nutritious low-carb meal they can take to work. I always have hard-boiled eggs and keto-friendly mayo in my fridge. This way I save time and money and avoid temptations. If you want to succeed with your healthy low-carb eating, you should plan your cooking at least a few days in advance.

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Nutritional values (per serving)

Net carbs3.9 grams
Protein41.4 grams
Fat49.7 grams
Calories626 kcal

Calories from carbs 2%, protein 26%, fat 72%

Total carbs5.4 gramsFiber1.5 gramsSugars1.8 gramsSaturated fat8.8 gramsSodium741 mg(32% RDA)Magnesium63 mg(16% RDA)Potassium655 mg(33% EMR)

Ingredients (1 serving, large salad bowl)

  • 1 small head lettuce, Romaine or Little Gem (100 g/ 3.5 oz)
  • 140 g tinned tuna, drained (5 oz)
  • 2 eggs, hard-boiled, free-range or organic
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise, try my home-made mayo (30 g/ 1.1 oz)
  • 1 medium spring onion or bunch chives (15 g/ 0.5 oz)
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • salt to taste (I used pink Himalayan)

Note: Use less tuna if you this recipe is too high in protein for you. Find out what's your ideal protein intake using our keto calculator.


  1. Tear the leaves of the lettuce, wash and drain in a salad spinner or with a paper towel. Spread the leaves over the bottom of the serving bowl. Keto Tuna Salad
  2. Add drained and shredded tuna.
    To avoid unhealthy vegetable oils that may often be used in tuna products, get tuna in extra virgin olive oil or in brine. I avoid buying canned foods and get tuna in glass jars instead. This will minimise your exposure to toxic BPAs that may often be present in canned foods. Keto Tuna Salad
  3. Top with hard-boiled eggs (see instructions in this recipe to see how to hard-boil eggs), mayo mixed with lemon juice and freshly chopped spring onion. Keto Tuna Salad
  4. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and enjoy!
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Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Lettuce (Little Gem), fresh
1.5 g0.6 g0.4 g12 kcal
Tuna, tinned (in brine), drained
0 g27.6 g1.4 g122 kcal
Eggs, free-range or organic
0.7 g12.6 g9.5 g143 kcal
0.2 g0.3 g24.9 g223 kcal
Spring onion, scallion, green onion, fresh
0.7 g0.3 g0 g5 kcal
Lemon (juice), fresh
0.8 g0 g0 g3 kcal
Olive oil, extra virgin
0 g0 g13.5 g119 kcal
Salt, pink Himalayan rock salt
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Total per serving
3.9 g41.4 g49.7 g626 kcal
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I changed the way I ate in 2011, when I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid. I had no energy, and I found it more and more difficult to maintain a healthy weight.

That’s when I decided to quit sugar, grains, and processed foods, and to start following a whole-foods-based ketogenic approach to food.

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Comments (10)

I'm assuming oil and the lemon juice is the dressing? you have lemon juice listed but not mentioned in assembly


Thank you for letting me know, Mike. It is mixed with the mayonnaise and added in step 3.


This is great! I have to cook for the whole family and it's always not easy to cook food separately. It's very quick, I don't feel hungry and its's low in carbs 😊 My hubby and kids are not into paleo or low-carb, I wish they were :-/


I think you can always find meals that are healthy and paleo-friendly that you can cook for the whole family. I guess it's the grains they don't want to give up. Even if they don't eat 100% paleo, you can always add more vegetables, healthy fats and avoid processed foods.


I love tuna salad! It's actually my staple food I take to work. Done is no time and so filling 😊


Thank you Kate, it's same for me, it's my grab & go keto meal!


Never thought of using spring onion for less carbs! Thanks for sharing 😊


I've been using spring onion and chives for a while now and it's great for saving carbs!


Love these simple recipes! I made my first home-made mayo yesterday and couldn't believe how easy it was. I used macadamia oil, as it tastes very mild and has healthy fats. I will never go back to Hellmans :-D


Thank you! Macadamia oil is my favourite too 😊