Versatile Tuna Salad


Serving Size:
1/2 cup

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


  • 1/4 cup onion
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 12 ounces white tuna, canned in water, unsalted
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar (optional)


  1. Finely chop the onion and celery. Place onion and olive oil in a small microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 2 minutes. Let cool for several minutes.
  2. Drain tuna well and place in a mixing bowl. Pat with a paper towel to remove excess water.
  3. Stir in the onion mixture, celery, mayonnaise, lemon juice and sugar. Mix until well blended.
  4. Refrigerate to chill before serving.

Helpful hints

  • Make a tuna sandwich, spread on celery stalks or add to a lettuce salad.
  • Use low-fat mayonnaise to reduce fat to 13 grams per serving. Note sodium content will be higher.
  • If you need more protein try tuna salad and low-salt crackers for a snack.
  • See two variations for this recipe: Tarragon Apple Tuna Salad with Walnuts and Curried Tuna Salad with Grapes.

Nutrients per serving

Calories 330

Protein 20 g

Carbohydrates 2 g

Fat 27 g

Cholesterol 47 mg

Sodium 226 mg

Potassium 250 mg

Phosphorus 196 mg

Calcium 21 mg

Fiber 0.3 g

Kidney and kidney diabetic food choices

  • 3 meat
  • 3 fat

Carbohydrate choices


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