Tuna And Egg Salad

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This Tuna and Egg Salad Sandwich recipe is nutrient dense, delicious and loaded with lean protein. Ready in about 15 minutes and meal prep friendly!

I love tuna salad and I also love egg salad, but together they are an unbeatable duo and make the ultimate protein packed lunch that keeps great and taste scrumptious.

White bowl with tuna and egg salad. Two silver forks to the side.
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Why Make Tuna And Egg Salad Sandwiches

This recipe for tuna and egg salad is diet friendly. You can customize it to whatever dietary needs you may have. Make it gluten-free or you can make it a little healthier with just a few simple swaps. Consider my Spicy Tuna Salad for more of a kick.

The flavor is packed in. Fresh herbs, seasonings and creamy dijon really give the flavor a kick you will love.

Protein in every bite! There is a great amount of protein from the eggs and the tuna in each bite making it a filling, satisfying lunch and perfect for meal prep. Another tuna filled lunch idea, Open Faced Tuna Melts if you want something a littler more cozy.

Ingredient Notes

Some notes on the ingredients and where to find them in the store

Ingredients needed for recipe to make egg and tuna salad sandwiches.

Canned Tuna. Use canned albacore tuna if possible. I find it to be the most tasty. I like to use a good quality brand like Wild Planet. You can find it near the condiment section at the grocery store.

Fresh Herbs. these really elevate the tuna egg salad sandwich. They add freshness and pops of color as well!

Hard Boiled Eggs. These add a wonderful creaminess and an extra pop of protein to the salad.

Seasonings Needed. Celery seed, salt and pepper.

All other ingredients and measurements can be found in the recipe card towards the bottom of this post. 

Recipe Variations and Substitutions

Canned Tuna. Canned salmon or chicken will also work well. For a vegetarian alternative check out my Chickpea Salad Sandwich.

Mayonnaise. You can sub plain greek yogurt for a healthier alternative.

Dijon Mustard. Yellow mustard will also work.

Steps To Make This Recipe

Are you ready to make this delicious protein packed salad? Grab your ingredients and let’s get to cooking (or shall I say mixing!)

White bowl with salad mix ins.

Step One. Grab a large mixing bowl. Drain tuna and add it to the bowl. Add all other ingredients.

Step Two. Mix everything well with a fork or spoon. Give it a taste and add more mayo, or mustard, salt or pepper as needed.

Step Three. Once everything is well mixed and to your liking, slather it on sandwich bread, wraps or serve over lettuce cups for a low carb option!

How to Serve

There are many ways you can enjoy this healthy tuna salad. I usually eat it with a spoon right out of the bowl, but below are some more fun ideas.

  • Serve with carrots and celery for a crunchy snack
  • Stuff cucumbers with the salad or lettuce cups for a low carb option
  • Use whole grain bread or wraps for a healthier alternative to bread.
  • Serve over a salad with a drizzle of oil and vinegar for dressing.
Tuna and Egg sandwich on a grey plate.

Recipe Tips

  • Customize as needed! This salad is very forgiving and versatile. Add extra veggies like carrots or cucumbers if desired. Add more mayonnaise or mustard as needed as well.
  • Taste as you go! You may want more salt & pepper or perhaps you prefer more mustard flavor. Tasting as you go ensures the perfect salad.

Recipe FAQs

Can I make Tuna Egg Salad ahead of time?

Yes, I suggest making it ahead of time, it lasts up to 4 days in the fridge and keeps great. You can also hard boil the eggs ahead of time (and should do this) to make it super quick and easy.

Recipe Pairings

Looking to make this meal a little more filling? I have you covered. Try it with a side salad like my Simple Mixed Greens Salad, served with Lemon Honey Vinaigrette. Crispy Homemade Fries or Asian Cabbage Salad also pair wonderfully.

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Tuna and Egg sandwich on a grey plate.
5 from 2 votes

Tuna and Egg Salad

This Tuna and Egg Salad Sandwich recipe is nutrient dense, delicious and loaded with protein. Ready in 15 minutes and meal prep friendly! 
Prep: 15 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Servings: 4

Equipment

  • mixing bowl
  • sharp knife

Ingredients 

  • 2 5 oz cans albacore tuna , *see notes
  • 4 eggs, hard boiled
  • ¼ cup celery, chopped , 2 stalks
  • 3 Tbsp red onion, chopped
  • 3 Tbsp pickles, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp Mayonnaise , use more as needed
  • 2 Tbsp dijon mustard, us more as needed
  • 1 small avocado, diced

Seasonings & Herbs

  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ¼ tsp celery seed
  • 2 Tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp fresh dill, chopped

Instructions 

  • Grab a large mixing bowl. Drain tuna and add it to the bowl. Add all other ingredients.
  • Mix everything well with a fork or spoon. Give it a taste and add more mayo, or mustard, salt or pepper as needed. 
  • Mix everything well with a fork or spoon. Give it a taste and add more mayo, or mustard, salt or pepper as needed. 
  • Now build your sandwich or lettuce cups. Enjoy!

Notes

*canned salmon or chicken will also work. 
*make it healthier and use plain greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise! 
*taste as you go, you may want more mayo, mustard or seasonings. 
Please note, nutrition facts do not include bread, only the salad mix. 
There are many ways you can enjoy this healthy tuna salad. I usually eat it with a spoon right out of the bowl, but below are some more fun ideas.
  • Serve with carrots and celery for a crunchy snack
  • Stuff cucumbers with the salad or lettuce cups for a low carb option
  • Use whole grain bread or wraps for a healthier alternative to bread. 
  • Serve over a salad with a drizzle of oil and vinegar for dressing.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.5 cup | Calories: 290kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 214mg | Sodium: 651mg | Potassium: 502mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 419IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: Bailey
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Course: lunch
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 290
Keyword: Tuna and Egg Salad
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  1. 5 stars
    Very fresh and filling. Loved the fresh herbs mixed right in.