A classic southern inspired keto tuna salad made with sugar free relish and hard boiled eggs. This tuna salad recipe is both dairy free and zero carb too! It’s perfect for a lunch box or poolside snack!
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When I first moved out on my own I barely knew how to boil an egg or make sweet tea. I would Google or search Pinterest recipes of everything, even boiled chicken. A recipe for classic (keto) tuna salad might seem silly, but I assure you, it’s far from it!
Tuna salad never gets old either. It’s one of those foods that is just delicious every time I make it (probably because I use this recipe). 😉
Growing up, my mom always put sweet pickles and a spoonful of sugar in our tunafish. I know, right? But, it is the South and sugah is life.
But as an adult who tries to really limit her sugah intake, I had to come up with an alternate way to make Momma’s tunafish.
I’ve been making this classic southern style keto tuna salad for years now and am finally giving it a permanent spot here on the blog!
This Is The Best Keto Tuna Salad You’ll Ever Eat
And here’s why:
- Dairy free, paleo, low carb
- Simple ingredients available at all major grocery stores
- Budget friendly
- Southern inspired
- Full of protein and healthy fat
- Ideal for keto lunches, snacks, meal prep
You Put Eggs and Pickles In Your Keto Tuna Salad?
Yessssss girl! Don’t knock it till you try it. Trust me when I say this keto tuna salad is the best you’ll find.
Adding elements like hard boiled egg and sugar free sweet relish add extra layers of flavor and texture that sets it apart from plain tuna salad.
I mean, is a can of tuna mixed with mayo, salt, and pepper appealing or appetizing? No, it’s not. That’s bland and lackluster. Life is short, you should eat well!
Serving This Dairy Free Southern Style Tuna Salad At Home
Did you watch the video tutorial to see just how easy this recipe is to prepare? My classic southern style keto tuna salad is a one bowl recipe that you can make for lunch in-between Zoom calls. I know firsthand it tastes amazing sitting by the pool with an ice cold sparkling water!
When it comes to serving and eating this southern tuna salad, there are several low carb options available.
Here are a few of my favorite vessels for dipping and snacking:
- Low carb bread such as Great Low Carb Bread Company, Sola, etc.
- Sliced radishes
- Celery sticks
- Carrot sticks (don’t even worry about those carbs, they’re carrots)
- Lettuce cups
- Low carb tortilla (wrap it up with some lettuce, tomato, and a slice of bacon for a BLTw/ES)
- Trader Joe’s Crisp Bread (these little low carb “crackers” are worth the drive to your closest TJ’s)
- Cheese Whisps or similar
- Crispy bacon strips
- Rolled up on a slice of ham or turkey
Here Are Some Other Southern Inspired Recipes That You’ll Think Are The Bees Knees
Classic Southern Style Keto Tuna Salad
- 2 5.5 ounce cans tuna in water, drained
- 3/4 cup mayonnaise
- 3 teaspoons dijon mustard
- 2 tablespoons sugar free sweet relish
- 2 hard boiled eggs chopped
- Add all ingredients to a bowl and fold together until well combined.
- Store in the refrigerator up to 3 days in an airtight container.