Southwest Tuna Salad


Serving Size:
3/4 cup

    Diet Types:
  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Diabetes
  • Dialysis
  • Lower Protein
  • Gluten-free


  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 fresh jalapeño peppers
  • 1/2 medium cucumber
  • 2 green onions
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 5 ounces canned low sodium, water-packed tuna


  1. Seed and finely chop jalapeño peppers. Seed and chop cucumber; chop green onions and cilantro.
  2. In medium bowl, combine mayonnaise, jalapeño pepper and lime juice.
  3. Stir in drained tuna. Mix well.
  4. Add cucumber and green onions. Chill until ready to eat.
  5. Serve a scoop of Southwest Tuna Salad on lettuce or on a bagel or bread of choice. Garnish with chopped cilantro if desired.

Helpful hints

  • Make ahead and chill so flavors blend. You can substitute chicken for tuna, it’s just as yummy.
  • Analysis includes regular mayonnaise. If regular reduced-fat is used fat equals 14 grams per serving but sodium increases to 293 mg.
  • Analysis does not include the bun. If the salad is eaten open-faced on a bun as picture, the bun adds 59 calories, 11 g carbohydrate, 2 g protein, 21 mg phosphorus, 26 mg potassium and 100 mg of sodium.

Nutrients per serving

Calories 295

Protein 19 g

Carbohydrates 3 g

Fat 23 g

Cholesterol 48 mg

Sodium 214 mg

Potassium 160 mg

Phosphorus 126 mg

Calcium 19 mg

Fiber 1.2 g

Kidney and kidney diabetic food choices

  • 2-1/2 meat
  • 1 vegetable, low potassium
  • 2 fat 

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