Curried Tuna Salad

It feels like the surface of the sun in Charlotte today. And that is coming from a former Florida girl. I thought I left 95-degree weather behind!

By the time lunchtime rolled around today there was no way anything other than a cold meal would work. The idea of simply microwaving anything let alone turning on the oven sounded hot, sweaty and just plain unappealing.

Cold curried tuna salad sounded perfect!

Curried Tuna Salad

I’ve been a fan of tuna salad for years. The tuna salad sandwiches I would pack for lunch as a kid would always gross out my friend Michaela (she’d call them “kitty chow”), but a little tuna ridicule couldn’t sway me away from my favorite sandwich.

To this day, tuna salad is still one of my favorite midday meals, but now I try to get a little more creative with it and typically don’t measure anything when I whip it up. Well, last week, I made a version of tuna salad with curry that was so darn delicious that I figured I would measure everything out today so I could share it with you guys.

Tuna Salad Ingredients

If you love tuna salad and curry, I think this will be right up your alley.

Curried Tuna Salad Sandwich

Curried Tuna Salad

Serves One

Ingredients

  • 1 5-ounce can tuna, drained
  • 3 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt or light mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard
  • 2 tablespoons green onion, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons red onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup broccoli slaw
  • 1 celery stalk, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
  • salt and pepper to taste (don’t forget this!)

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients and stir
  2. Serve alone or on top of bread with lettuce and tomato

Healthy Curried Tuna Salad 

Questions of the Afternoon

  • Do you like tuna salad? What about chicken salad or egg salad?

I love all three!

Comments

  1. says

    Haha kitty chow! Every once in a while I’ll crave chicken or tuna salad. I use to work at a coffee shop that also put curry in their tuna salad along with sliced up canned pears- sounds kind of weird, but it was so good!

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  2. says

    Sounds delicious! I’ve been on a tuna/chicken/egg salad kick lately since it’s been so hot here in AZ too. The various salads are cool & refreshing, don’t heat up the house, and taste delicious on a sandwich, on their own, or on top of a bed of greens. Needless to say, they’re perfect for hot summer days. Definitely going to have to try this version of tuna salad!

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  3. says

    Ooh yes big tuna salad fan over here! I make a very similar version that also contains greek yogurt and curry powder, along with some chili powder and a little bit of mango chutney for a spicy-sweet flavour. Like you, I loved tuna as a kid but some of my friends did not! Why is it that some of the best things like tuna and egg salad have to have such strong smells!? :)

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  4. says

    I’m all about the curried tuna salads. I also like curried egg salad. Both may smell a bit I love em’. My new favorite is using baked sweet potato mashed in my tuna salad. It’s so good.

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  5. says

    The last time I made tuna I considered adding curry powder, but was afraid it would taste too weird. Definitely going to try this next time I make some!!

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  6. Veronica says

    I am not a fan of any of those salads, although I do know what you mean with eating something cold on a hot day.. Sometimes you just need something refreshing! I usually make myself a wrap. I may have to try this though with chicken.

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  7. says

    I love tuna salad, but have never tried with curry. I usually stick with my usual recipe, as I put pickles in it and I love pickles, but perhaps your pictures can convince me to try this one. :)

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  8. says

    Oh yum! I love tuna! It is my go to on these hot and humid days as well! I like to just dump mine in a salad and mix it up but adding a little mustard is definitely mandatory haha

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  9. says

    I LOVE tuna salad! I made some myself just the other day and I love using plain greek yogurt rather than mayo! (mayo doesn’t always sit well with me) I’ll have to try this recipe out! I felt the same way today, Arkansas is H-O-T so every meal I’ve had today has been something cold!

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  10. Shannon says

    I love egg salad, but I prefer just regular ole tuna! I’m on a big chicken salad kick now too, since I’ve found a recipe using only a little mayo & some greek yogurt. So delicious!

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  11. jan klein says

    I’m not a big tuna fan, but curried chicken salad is my all time favorite. I’ll give it a try. I love egg salad. Ever tried Egg & Olive? Delish!

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  12. says

    Every now and then I can do tuna, but not often as I hate how the smell lingers! The taste is good though! I do dig chicken salad and have a great recipe for curry chicken salad that I use often. So good! My husband eat a lot of tuna and loves curry so I will definitely have to try making this for him!

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  13. says

    mmm, YUM! I’m all about the curry and have never tried it with tuna. Can’t wait to give it a try! Ever tried subbing the yogurt for mashed avocado in tuna salad? so good-same great and texture, just dairy free! Thanks for the great recipe :)

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  14. says

    This looks SO good! Reminds me of a chicken salad I’ve made before with curry and cream cheese (I know, but it works!), cranberries, walnuts, celery, red onion, and a few other goodies. Definitely a salad that keeps me full and makes me want seconds. :)

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  15. says

    Oohhh! This is great because I don’t like mayo – greek yogurt is a perfect substitute! My mom adds curry powder to egg salad, which makes it so much more tolerable for me. Definitely going to try out your recipe ;)

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  16. laura says

    This looks really, really good. I am a huge fan of anything currie! I don’t eat dairy, and hate mayo, so what do you suggest in place of this? More brown mustard…?? Thanks!

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  17. says

    Welcome to summer in good ol’ NC!! Just wait until August and it gets even more humid and hot :) I’m a big fan of any meal where I don’t have to turn my oven on: gonna have to try this…looks delicious!

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