Jazzed Up Tuna Salad

tuna, fish, tuna fish sandwich

2015 Kids Recipe Challenge winning recipe: 3rd place!

Nathan, from Richmond Hill, loves this tuna recipe. Tuna salad is a great staple for lunch. Make sure to jazz it up and change what you’re adding to it for lots of variety in flavour and texture.

Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Makes: About 2 cups (500 mL) or 2 to 3 sandwiches


  1. Enjoy as is or on top of a salad.
  2. Use lettuce leaves to make tuna salad wraps.
  3. You can also spread the tuna salad on your favourite whole grain pita bread, English muffin or tortilla.


Light tuna in water, drained

1 can (170 g) 


2 Tbsp (30 mL) 

Grainy mustard

1 tsp (5 mL) 

Celery, diced

1 stalk 

Red bell pepper, chopped


Shredded light cheddar cheese

1/3 cup (75 mL) 

Ground flax seed 2 Tbsp (30 mL)  
Pinch fresh ground pepper  


  1. In a bowl, mash together tuna, hummus and mustard. Stir in celery, red pepper, cheese, flax seed and pepper.

Optional Additions: 1/3 cup (75 mL) fresh raspberries, 1 tbsp (15 mL) chopped radish or 1 tbsp (15 mL) pumpkin (pepita) seeds

Crabby Tuna Sandwiches: Fill whole grain or multigrain croissants with the tuna salad and attach some googly eyes for a fun sandwich idea for the kids.

Tuna Melt Variation: Sprinkle some cheese on your tuna salad. Heat under the broiler or in the toaster oven until cheese is melted.

Nutrition Information per 1 cup/250 mL: 

Calories: 225 kcal

Protein: 29 g

Fat: 9 g

Carbohydrate: 8 g

Fibre: 3 g

Sodium: 258 mg



Last Update – May 17, 2017

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