Tarragon Tuna Salad Recipe
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Tarragon Tuna Salad Recipe

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It's surprising how a few herbs can brighten up tuna salad. Made with reduced-fat mayonnaise, this version from Billie Moss gets zip from mustard. "It makes a great light lunch or Sunday brunch item," she notes from El Sobrante, California.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 2 cans (6 ounces each) light water-packed tuna, drained and flaked
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup chopped sweet onion
  • 1/3 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh tarragon or 1/4 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • Lettuce leaves, optional

Nutritional Facts

169 calories: 2/3 cup, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 467mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 1g fiber), 21g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 fat.


  1. In a small bowl, combine the tuna, celery and onion. Combine the mayonnaise, parsley, lemon juice, tarragon, mustard and pepper. Stir into tuna mixture. Serve on lettuce leaves if desired. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Tarragon Tuna Salad in Light & Tasty February/March 2005, p56

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Reviewed Aug. 22, 2016

"I love this flavorful tuna salad! The only change I made was adding extra mayo. I served with lettuce in a pita."

Reviewed Mar. 28, 2012

"To die for recipe! It is easily the best tuna salad we've ever had and can hold its own against any gourmet restaurant recipe."

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