Diabetic Cooking

Tangy Tuna Salad Recipe for Diabetics

Preparation time: 20 minutes. Chilling time: 1 hour.


  • 1 can (6 ounces) tuna in water, drained well
  • 5 tablespoons fat-free mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon finely minced onion
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1 tablespoon sweet pickle relish
  • 1 hard-boiled egg, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon lemon pepper seasoning


Place tuna in a medium bowl and flake with a fork. Add remaining ingredients and stir well to combine. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour to allow flavors to blend.

Yield: 1 1/4 cups.

Serving size: 1/4 cup.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 65 calories, Carbohydrates: 4 g, Protein: 10 g, Fat: 1 g, Saturated Fat: <1 g, Sodium: 494 mg, Fiber: <1 g

Exchanges per serving: 1 1/2 very lean meat.

This recipe was developed by Tami Ross, a Diabetes Nutrition Specialist and Certified Diabetes Educator in Lexington, Kentucky.