Healthy Tuna Salad Lettuce Cups

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These tuna salad lettuce cups satisfy a craving for tuna salad while staying healthy with natural flavors and ingredients.

Healthy tuna salad lettuce cups.

I don’t know about you, but I can not eat the same sandwich every day for lunch. Don’t get me wrong, I love a tasty sandwich, but I get bored eating the same lunch every single day. Enter my Healthy Tuna Salad Lettuce Cups. A great way to change up your lunch with strong flavors while still eating clean and healthy.


  • Tuna fish: Easily accessible and tender, creamy, and juicy, tuna fish makes some of my favorite salads.
  • Red pepper: Bell peppers are naturally a little sweet, and full of flavor and vitamins and minerals.
  • Red onion: The deep color makes them a wonderful addition to salads, as well as their mild flavor, allowing them to be eaten raw.
  • Celery: Mostly flavorless, it adds extra crunch as well extra vitamin C and other nutrients.
  • Dill pickles: Crunchy and delicious, and a classic flavor for tuna salad.
  • Dijon mustard: A great little kick of extra flavor with few added calories.
  • Mayonnaise: A creamy, mildly flavored dressing that ties the salad together.
  • Greek yogurt: Plain flavored, it adds extra protein and creaminess.
  • Lettuce: You can use either iceberg or romaine, but romaine is my favorite as it has more of a flavor.

How to Make Healthy Tuna Salad Lettuce Cups

Liz cutting an onion

Begin your Tuna Salad Lettuce Cups by preparing your produce. Dice your onion, red bell pepper, and celery.

Liz chopping up pickles

If you aren’t a fan of pickles, you can skip them, but I personally love pickles, and the dill flavor is great in this salad.

Adding mayonnaise to bowl

Drain your tuna fish, then add it to a large bowl. Then throw in all of your chopped ingredients.

Adding dijon mustard

Add the mayo, Greek yogurt, and Dijon mustard, and stir it all together.

Adding tuna salad to lettuce

Spoon out the tuna salad in lettuce leaves of either iceberg or romaine.

Holding a healthy tuna salad lettuce cup.

Grab a lettuce cup, and enjoy the crunch of your flavorful, healthy lunch.

Change It Up

  • Add some variety. Add diced tomatoes, cucumbers, or olives.
  • Make it dairy free. You can skip the yogurt and still have a delicious tuna salad.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What can I add to tuna instead of mayo?

Double up on the Greek yogurt and omit the mayonnaise if you’re egg free or don’t like mayo.

Can I use canned chicken instead?

Sure! You can use canned chicken instead of canned tuna.

How do I store leftover tuna salad lettuce cups?

Store the tuna salad in an airtight container and the lettuce wrapped in paper towels or a produce bag. They’ll keep for up to 4 days.

Healthy tuna salad lettuce cups.

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Liz eating healthy tuna salad lettuce cups.

If you’re looking to switch up your lunch this week, these Healthy Tuna Salad Lettuce Cups are a great way to do it. Or want a dinner that’s light and doesn’t require any cooking? This recipe works for that, too!

No fork required.

Tuna salad lettuce cups

Healthy Tuna Salad Lettuce Cups

5 stars average
These tuna salad lettuce cups satisfy a craving for tuna salad while staying healthy with natural flavors and ingredients.
PREP: 10 minutes
TOTAL: 10 minutes


  • 5 ounces tuna (chunk light in water)
  • ½ cup red pepper (diced)
  • 2 tablespoons red onion (minced)
  • ¼ cup celery (diced)
  • 2 tablespoons dill pickles (minced)
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons Greek yogurt (0% plain)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Iceberg or romaine lettuce – to serve


  • Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and mix well with a fork.
  • Serve in iceberg or romaine lettuce cups.

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Excellent source of Vitamin C and Vitamin A


Calories: 281kcalCarbohydrates: 10.6gProtein: 31.4gFat: 12.7gSaturated Fat: 1.5gCholesterol: 68mgSodium: 1158mgFiber: 2.8g
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