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5 Minute Tuna Salad with Radish and Greens for Quick Lunches

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This simple Tuna Salad is a delicious blend of wild tuna brightened with lemon and served with crunchy, herby salad greens. Delightful as a protein-packed salad or sandwich between slices of toasted whole grain bread.

Enjoy a delicious and easy Tuna Salad recipe with a bright and fresh twist. Perfect for a protein-packed lunch or sandwich.

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Loving 5 Minute Lunches!

Lunches should be savored and enjoyed and somewhat healthy to boost your energy throughout the day.

That’s the plan, anyway.

Too often, I’m nibbling on the go, sitting in front of the keyboard, or too busy cooking to enjoy this mid-day meal. Because, of course, teatime is only a couple of hours away!

But this tuna salad makes me change my tune! It’s incredibly delicious with fresh dill and brightened with lemon. All on top of crunchy greens. So good that, for me, it’s irresistible.

I love to assemble the tuna salad the evening before or in the morning, ready the greens in advance… and enjoy a nourishing lunch in minutes!

Or, if grainy bread is calling my name… sandwich the greens and salad, and it’s ready for a heartier meal or convenient for on the go.

Tuna salad never tasted so good! Hope you, along with me, will take time to save the mid-day meal!

Ingredients for Tuna Salad

The ingredient measurements are in the recipe card at the bottom of this post, but here is a quick overview of what you will need:

  • Canned tuna: like chunk light, solid, or chunk white (wild albacore).
  • Fresh lemon juice (about 1/2 of a lemon)
  • Mayonnaise: Kewpie mayonnaise is delicious, but use what you have on hand.
  • Bagged salad greens: Lettuces like butter and romaine lettuces are particularly delicious with their flavor and texture, but spring mix greens are great too!
  • Ranch dressing
  • Radishes: I could only find red radishes in my market this week, but I love to use watermelon radishes or multi-colored radishes when available.
  • Fresh herbs: I’m using dill in this recipe because it pairs so well with wild tuna but use your fresh fresh herbs like tarragon or chives.

How to Make Tuna Salad with Greens

Step-by-step instructions are also in the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

What you need: a mixing bowl for the tuna salad and a serving salad bowl.

1

Make the tuna salad.

Combine the drained tuna, lemon juice, fresh herbs, and mayonnaise in a small bowl. Mix, but leave the tuna chunky.

2

Toss the Greens.

In a large salad bowl, add the salad greens and fresh herbs. Toss with dressing to taste.

3

Serve & enjoy!

Top dressed greens with tuna salad and radishes– and maybe herbed croutons too!

Top view of Tuna Salad on a white plate with greens, herbs, and sliced radishes.

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Top view of Tuna Salad on a white plate with greens, fresh herbs, and sliced radishes.

5 Minute Tuna Salad with Radish and Greens for Quick & Easy Lunches

Enjoy a delicious and easy Tuna Salad recipe with a bright and fresh twist. Perfect for a protein-packed lunch or sandwich.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 6 servings

Ingredients 

  • 2 6-ounce cans tuna drained, like chunk light, solid, or chunk white (albacore)
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice about 1/2 of a lemon
  • 4 tablespoons mayonnaise Kewpie mayonnaise is delicious, but use what you have on hand.
  • 10 ounces bagged salad greens like butter and romaine lettuces or a spring mix
  • Ranch dressing to taste
  • 1/2 bunch radishes thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill roughly chopped, or your favorite herb like tarragon or chives

Instructions

  • Combine the drained tuna, lemon juice, fresh herbs, and mayonnaise in a small bowl. Mix, but leave the tuna chunky.
  • In a large salad bowl, add the salad greens and fresh herbs. Toss with dressing to taste.
  • Top with tuna salad and radishes.

Nutrition

Calories: 71kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 65mg | Potassium: 128mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1582IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: tuna salad
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