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Keto Tuna Salad

Revealed! My mother’s secret tuna salad recipe (Don’t tell her)

Tuna salad is a staple food for most Americans, eaten both as is, or in a sandwich. In India, not so much. However, this was a regular feature in my house growing up. My mother used to (and still does) whip up an incredible tuna salad for dinner. So for me, this is what we Indians called ‘ghar ka khana‘, which means ‘home food’. I stole my mother’s recipe for this tuna salad, giving it my own spin and twist, and making it fit the keto diet. Just don’t tell her.


Don’t fear the mayonnaise

Now mayonnaise is an essential component of the salad and the perfect keto condiment, given how much fat there is in it –  since it’s pretty much just egg and oil emulsified, each spoon is a fat bomb. But, hang on! Store bought mayo is a problem, particularly because it uses canola or vegetable oil which is not a good fat. it also often has added sugar, so it’s best avoided on keto if you are planning to consume it regularly. It’s better to make your own mayonnaise at home. In fact, I’ve got a great recipe for a keto mayonnaise which uses olive oil instead, which is a good fat (we want that on keto) and also an egg-less version of the same.


Nutrition Info (Per serving)

  • Calories: 326
  • Net Carbs: 0g
  • Carbs: 6g
  • Fat: 25g
  • Protein: 22g
  • Fiber: 6g

This recipe makes 4 servings.  Get this recipe on myfitnesspal.

Keto Tuna Salad

A keto spin on this American classic
4.34 from 12 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American, General
Servings 4 servings



  • Boil and peel the 4 eggs
  • Fry the bacon and chop into small pieces
  • Slice the cabbage really fine. Also chop the spring onion, celery, green bell pepper/capsicum and lettuce
  • Mix the cabbage with 2 tbsp mayo, 1 tbsp horseradish sauce and the crispy bacon. Season with salt and pepper, Set aside
  • Mix the tuna with 2 boiled eggs and break up the eggs and mix with the tuna
  • Add in the celery, spring onion, lettuce and mix.
  • Add in 2 tbsp mayo, 1 tbsp horseradish sauce, 1 tsp mustard, 1 tsp Sriracha sauce, salt and pepper to taste and mix well
  • Serve with the cabbage mixture and with the remaining eggs chopped in half and placed on top.
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  1. Awesome loooove your you tube channel and great foods I look you up frequently and use your recipe’s keep kicking ass!!!

  2. Hey man, thanks for the recipes! I’ve started keto flawlessly with the help of your channel.

    More power to you sir!

  3. Hi I love your YouTube channel. It’s much easier to see how to make the foods. Thanks for the nice recipes. Keep going.

  4. I made this tuna salad and coleslaw today for lunch. It was delicious, my husband and I love it! Highly recommend.

  5. Hi Sahil, just want to thank you for contributing all these recipes to the keto community. I made this today and it was absolutely delicious, god bless you and your mother for making this recipe exist. 🙂

  6. Hello,

    I am pretty new to keto and have a question. In this recipe it says it has 0g net carbs, however when I am looking at sauces like sriracha or horseraddish there are some carbs in it of itself. How can that be 0g net carbs then? Is this negligible because of the amount you are adding? Sorry if this sounds like a stupid question, I am just trying to learn some fundamentals I guess. Your recipes are awesome tho, keep up the good work and have a nice weekend.

    1. hey Marcus it’s a valid question but yes it’s due to the amount of the sauce I am using. So for example if I used say 2g of net carbs over 8 servings that .25g of carbs won’t generally be listed because it’s too small. So yeah that’s correct it’s because of the serving size. If you eat say a lot more sriracha sauce over and above how much I used that would increase the amount of carbs in the dish.

    2. there is starch in the mustard used… the mayonnaise contains more of the same mustard… sugars in the hot sauces…. let’s face it… things don’t get orgasmic without some “sugar” involved…. low carb maybe…. not really keto per se…. IMHO

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