Keto Friendly Tuna Salad,

I didn’t know about tuna salad growing up. I don’t recall ever seeing a can of tuna in our house. My parents liked canned salmon. At McGill Tuna salad sandwiches and chicken salad sandwiches were pretty standard fare in the cafeterias. I didn’t particularly like either. I realized later its because they put celery in them. I like celery for juicing but otherwise Yuck!  These days canned tuna can go a long way like my Tuna Pizza 

Flash forward. My son, the gym rat, was on a no carbs after workout program. He introduced me to his version of tuna salad. Celery -free. His recipe was a very keto friendly tuna salad. His salad has boiled egg and lots of mayonnaise. The cool part was that he didn’t have the salad on bread or crackers. He had it with romaine leaves. He made lettuce wraps. Very cool.

I made a few changes to my son’s recipe, it was high protein but a little bland. It is still very low carb, making it keto friendly and low on the glycemic index.  We are not all gym rats feeding our muscle growth. I stuck with the romaine too. It makes all the difference. 

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I add sweet relish and hearts of palm.

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They don’t look particularly appealing but they taste amazing. They are a little tart and the texture is firm but not crunchy.

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Give my Keto Friendly Tuna Salad a try and enjoy something a little different.


Keto Friendly Tuna Salad with a Twist
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  • 1 can Tuna in water (I prefer Pole and Line but any kind will do.)
  • 1.5 - 2 Tbsp Mayonnaise - to taste
  • 1 Tbsp Sweet Relish
  • 1 or 2 stalks of Hearts of Palm -
  • Romaine leaves


  1. Drain the tuna (I give the tuna juice to the cats - they love it) and break it into small pieces.
  2. Add mayonnaise and stir well.
  3. Stir in relish.
  4. You can stop at this point. This is a very nice salad.
  5. Chop palm hearts to taste. Stir in to salad.
  6. Spoon onto romaine leaves and enjoy.
  7. Serves 2 (or one gym rat)

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39 Replies to “Keto Friendly Tuna Salad with a Twist”

  1. Oh yum! I love the hearts of palm twist, I've never tried before but it sounds like a great combo. I usually do an Asian tuna style with cranberries and soy sauce and nuts. Thanks for sharing!
  2. Thanks so much for sharing these! I'm looking to decrease the amount of carbs I consume each day and these look tasty and simple. I'm going to have to head to the grocery store to purchase some romaine lettuce (:
  3. I am SO glad I came across your post on Facebook (group) today! I started keto yesterday and have been browsing around for easy recipes, and this looks and sounds so delicious! Thanks for sharing!
    1. Hearts of palm used to be something only found in specialty stores. These days it's commonly available. It's even a "no name" product.
  4. I didn't know what keto friendly meant at first! I love tuna salad, my mom used to make it for us all the time when we were young. SO delicious!
  5. I didn't know what keto friendly meant at first! I love tuna salad, it's one of the things my mom used to make when we were young. so delicious!!
  6. Sounds really good! I'm not a big fan of tuna, but I know others who are, so I'll have to give this a try. Great tip on giving tuna juice to cats, I think my kitty would enjoy that.

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