Making Tuna Salad Without Mayo

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Tuna salad is typically made using mayo, however you can substitute other ingredients including low fat alternatives. This is a page about making tuna salad without mayo.


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I was making tuna salad sandwiches one day and found out I had no mayonnaise. Being thrifty, I used what I had. I used ranch dressing and thousand island dressing. Everyone loved my sandwiches, so now I have a new recipe.

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Anyone have recipes for tuna salad WITHOUT mayo? I like tuna salad, but would like to try different versions without the fat/calories of mayo.


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Monnat96 from Pingree Grove, IL


March 26, 20080 found this helpful
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I make a dressing using no fat plain yogurt, no fat sour cream (about 1/2 of each) and a tablespoon or two (to taste) of no fat mayo or salad dressing (Miracle Whip makes a good no fat version). Just mix it up and add garlic powder and dried dill weed. Yum. this is also good as a vegetable dip, and with tuna and salmon patties. You don't have to be exact with your measurements, or with your ingredients. I have made it sans sour cream if I did not have any.

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March 26, 20080 found this helpful
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I make tuna salad with spicy brown mustard instead of mayo. You could also use regular mustard.


Make the tuna salad the same way you do with mayo but just substitute mustard instead. It's very good!

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April 1, 20080 found this helpful
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My father uses a light vinegrette dressing on his.

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April 1, 20080 found this helpful
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I like tuna with really chunky fresh salsa, pepper, onion flakes and parsley. It sounds kind of weird, but it's wonderful. I like to use tortilla chips to scoop this up, but you could put it on bread, pita, tortilla, crackers, etc.

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By Karen (Guest Post)
February 18, 20090 found this helpful
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I make tuna Salad with this salad dressing: 1 TB of tahini, 1 teaspoon of olive oil, 1 fresh squeezed lemon zest, a sprinkle of black pepper, and 1 TB or 2 of Bragg's Liquid Aminos (but soy sauce could work). I'm also guessing on the amounts I just throw stuff in a small bowl to mix before I add it to the Tuna. Hope you enjoy it.

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December 28, 20100 found this helpful
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I used 2 tbsp sour cream, 1 tbsp ranch dressing, 1 tbsp relish, some spicy brown mustard and some hot pepper. It was great

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