Meal Prep Tuna Salad

Delicious and easy-to-make meal prep tuna salad (or a regular batch tuna salad!)


Original recipe courtesy of Chelsea's Messy Apron.

Total Time 4 Servings

REALLY enjoyed Genova's Yellowfin Tuna in Olive Oil. Firm, flavorful and filling! Unique packaging! #GenovaSeafood

Nancy W.
Fort Collins, Colorado

Wow!! First time buyer, and I’ll never go back to other company. Light, flaky and moist yet flavorful. Albacore Tuna with Olive Oil is delicious. Genova is my new brand in seafood.

Suzanne S.
Utica, New York

Love it. Best tuna that we can get in the U.S. Closest thing to the freshness of the tuna we bring back from Italy.

Janice M.
Waterbury, Connecticut

Hands down the best canned tuna I've ever had. Always in nice meaty chunks, and the taste is out of this world.

Judy S.
Del Norte, Colorado

Absolutely adore the yellowfin tuna with olive oil. I can eat it straight without adding any extras, it also is extremely healthy! I never knew I could LOVE tuna, especially without mayo!

Natalie R.

I just tried Genova tuna in oil for the first time. I have to say it is some of the freshest tasting tuna I have tried. I am hooked! #GenovaSeafood

Dia C.
San Antonio, Texas

Ingredients

  • 3 cans (5 ounces) Genova Albacore Tuna, drained
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped celery
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion (soak in cold water for 5 minutes to take away the "bite" if desired)
  • 2 tablespoons pickle relish (or finely chopped bread and butter pickles)
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped flat leaf parsley
  • 1/3 cup mayo (up to 1/2 cup for "creamier" tuna)
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • Fine sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste

Directions

  1. Thoroughly drain the tuna and place in a large bowl. Add the finely chopped celery, finely chopped red onion (drained if you soaked in water), pickle relish, parsley, mayo, dijon mustard, lemon juice, olive oil, and salt + pepper to taste.
  2. Stir to combine and enjoy immediately OR separate into meal prepping containers.
  3. To meal prep: separate the tuna salad into 3 or 4 parts and place in airtight containers. In separate containers/bags add some sides such as fresh vegetables, fresh fruits, pita chips, whole grain bread, etc.

About the Author

Welcome to Chelsea’s Messy Apron and thanks for visiting! I’m Chelsea–the recipe developer,
photographer, writer, and taste tester behind this blog. But so I don’t take all of the credit, my three boys do quite a bit of taste testing as well.