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It’s easy to quickly get bored of the plain old tuna salad we all grew up with.  Tuna, mayonnaise, and perhaps some pickles are about the only ingredients in traditional tuna salad.  Not only does it not look very appealing, but it’s usually lackluster in flavor and texture. A great way to spice up this classic lunch or snack is to add some extra flavors and vegetables for fun texture and taste.

The Main Ingredients in This Tuna Salad Include:

  • Canned tuna
  • Mayonnaise
  • Celery
  • Chili lime seasoning

Benefits of Tuna:

  1. Heart friendly
  2. Build immunity
  3. Boost weight loss

#1: Lower Cholesterol and Blood Pressure

One of the most common health benefits that is attributed to tuna is its significance for the heart.  Higher levels of omega 3 fatty acids help to reduce inflammation, cholesterol, and help reduce blood pressure.  These all help the body lower the strain on the cardiovascular system, which can prevent heart disease and stroke.

#2: Build and Boost Immunity

Tuna is a good source of vitamin C, zinc, and manganese which are considered antioxidants.  These compounds help to reduce oxidative stress and free radicals. Tuna also contains selenium which helps stimulate and protect immunity.

#3: Intensify Weight Loss

Due to the omega 3 fatty acid content, tuna can stimulate a hormone called leptin.  This signals satiety to the brain, which can reduce the amount of food we crave and eat.  Omega 3s can also help boost metabolism and increase the body’s insulin response.

While tuna is commonly considered a low calorie food, it is also filled with amazing nutritional and health benefits. The mayonnaise used in this recipe will raise the healthy fat content, and you can enjoy this delicious dish without fear of being kicked out of ketosis!


Zesty Chili Lime Keto Tuna Salad

keto tuna salad

Refresh your taste buds with a new, low carb spin on a traditional classic with this zesty chili lime keto tuna salad.

  • Author: Corina Nielsen
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: None
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cup
  • Category: Seafood
  • Cuisine: American


  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tsp Tajin chili lime seasoning
  • 1 medium stalk celery (finely chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons red onion (finely chopped)
  • 2 cups romaine lettuce (roughly chopped)
  • 5 oz canned tuna


  1. Add mayonnaise, lime juice, salt, pepper, and chili lime seasoning to a medium sized bowl.  Stir well until smooth.
  2. Add vegetables and tuna to bowl and stir to coat.  Serve with celery, cucumber, or on a bed of greens.


  • Serving Size: ½ cup
  • Calories: 406
  • Fat: 37g
  • Carbohydrates: Net Carbs: 1g
  • Protein: 17g

Keywords: chili lime keto tuna salad


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  1. Really good. I love the Tajin and lime juice together in the tuna fish. I did not feel it needed as much mayo because I don’t like my tuna fish too creamy. Although I do understand the need for the fat in the mayo.

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