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Shannon's Bright and Spicy Tuna Salad

A few weeks ago, I posted a recipe for a simple, but delicious power bowl. The protein I used in my power bowl was my world-famous (kidding, no one has heard of it) tuna salad. I included a link to a how-to video of myself making the tuna salad, but it seems to have gotten lost in the general post. A few people have asked me to post the recipe on its own, so here it is!

This tuna salad only has 3 ingredients: tuna, Greek yogurt, and spicy pickled veggies. Yes, I said Greek yogurt. That might send a lot of you running to the hills clutching your mayonnaise to your chests. Here's why I use Greek yogurt:

  1. I don't really like mayonnaise. There. I said it. It's a little bit bland and icky. I do like Miracle Whip, though. That tangy zip is just incredible.

  2. Greek yogurt is packed with protein. One cup of Greek yogurt contains about 20 grams of protein whereas 1 cup of mayonnaise contains about 2. A 1/2 can of tuna has about 5.5 grams of protein. If you add a heaping tablespoon of Greek yogurt, you increase that to about 7 grams. Even without using a ton of Greek yogurt, that's about a 50% increase in your protein for your tuna salad.

Finally, the spicy pickled vegetables adds a really nice heat and brightness to the tuna. They add so much flavor, that you won't even need to use salt and pepper. I buy my jar of pickled veg in the Mexican food aisle of my local grocery store.

You can put this tuna salad in a sandwich or wrap, on a salad or power bowl, or just eat it with some cut up veggies as a snack!

Shannon's Bright and Spicy Tuna Salad


  • 1 can chunk white tuna

  • 1-2 thumbs of full-fat plain Greek yogurt (you can use low-fat if you prefer)

  • 1/2 fist-sized portion of spicy pickled veggies (more or less to taste)


  1. Drain tuna and put into a small mixing bowl.

  2. Stir in the Greek yogurt until well mixed.

  3. Roughly chop the spicy pickled veggies into easily mixed pieces.

  4. Mix the veggies into the rest of the tuna.

  5. Enjoy!

Try out this recipe and let us know in the comments how it turns out!

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