14 Easy Tuna Salad Recipes You’ve Never Tried
There’s nothing more classic than a tuna salad sandwich with mayo, lemon and just a hint of relish. But while we’ll always have room in our heart for the gold standard, sometimes we want to branch out a little bit and expand our horizons. Here are 14 tuna salad varieties that you probably haven’t tried yet…but definitely should.
15-Minute Mediterranean Couscous with Tuna and Pepperoncini
Incorporating couscous into the tuna salad makes it a full meal (with nary a slice of bread in sight). Plus, we love the spicy kick from the pepperoncinis.
Italian Orzo Tuna Salad
Mayo-haters, unite. This salad is chock-full of Mediterranean flavors with none of the gloppy white stuff in sight.
Tuscan Tuna Sandwich
This hearty sandwich is packed with layers of our favorite Mediterranean flavors—briny olives, sun-dried tomatoes, crunchy veggies and feta cheese—and ends up so tall that we’re not entirely sure how to bite into it. (But we’re willing to take one for the team and try.)
Avocado Tuna Salad
If guacamole and tuna salad (aka two of our favorite things) had a baby, it would be this protein-packed summery dish. Serve it in a lettuce cup to keep it extra healthy.
Mediterranean Tuna Salad
Feel free to swap in any of your favorite veggies (though we highly recommend the flavor-packed artichokes). Just don’t skimp on the tangy red wine vinaigrette, which ties everything together.
Chili Tuna Spiralized Spring Vegetables Salad
We think of this as a slaw and tuna salad hybrid. In other words, it’s the stuff picnic dreams are made of.
Tuna Salad and Chickpea Stuffed Avocado
Turns out, tuna and avocado are a match made in heaven. Add some chickpeas for extra protein, and stuff it all in little avocado boats for the world’s cutest lunch.
Kicked-Up Tuna Melts
This might look like an ordinary tuna melt. But add in capers, lemon and oregano and it’s a whole new ballgame.
Picante Tuna Salad Tacos
This crunchy, jalapeño-and-cilantro tuna salad is great in a sandwich or on its own. (But we admit that we especially love it in a tortilla for a totally different spin on fish tacos.)