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Green Goddess Tuna Salad

This Green Goddess Tuna Salad is the perfect quick and easy 5 minute lunch to make. It's loaded with fresh herbs, zesty flavor and is high in protein! Taste great served with chips, lettuce or in a sandwich.

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green goddess tuna salad in a bowl next to grain free chips.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Green Goddess Tuna Salad comes together in just about 5 minutes.
  • It’s the perfect meal prep to have on hand for an easy snack or lunch throughout the week.
  • This recipe is loaded with fresh herbs like dill, basil and cilantro.
  • Greek yogurt and tuna makes this dish very high protein!
  • Taste amazing served on it’s own or with chips, lettuce or in a sandwich.
  • You can use the green goddess dressing in tons of recipes!
  • If you loved this one, be sure to check out my one of my favorite tuna salad recipes with apples!

Ingredients And Substitutions

These are the main ingredients and substitutions for Green Goddess Tuna Salad. Scroll down to the recipe card for a full list of ingredients and instructions.

You can use any canned tuna for the base of this recipe such as albacore or skipjack. My favorite canned tuna is from Wild Planet Foods.

Greek yogurt will create a creamy texture for the green goddess sauce while also providing a great protein content. You may sub for plant-based yogurt to make it dairy free. Cottage chees or goat milk yogurt would work great too.

Fresh herbs are necessary, in this recipe I used basil, cilantro, dill and chives.

A shallot will add a ton of flavor without being too overpowering.

Just a touch of fresh garlic will add a lot of body to this dressing.

Fresh lemon juice works best, but you can also use lime juice if necessary. Alternatively, apple cider or red wine vinegar would work too.

Using a high quality extra virgin olive oil is necessary. I like the one from Brightland, Garcia De La Cruz, or Kosterina. However, a flavored olive oil would taste really yummy too such as basil, jalapeno, or lemon.

Salt and pepper to taste.

all the ingredients that you need to make this tuna salad

How To Make

ONE: In a blender, add in all the ingredients with the exception of the tuna and blend for 30 seconds or until smooth and creamy.

TWO: In a bowl, add in the drained tuna and use two forks to break it up into small pieces. Pour the green goddess dressing over the tuna and mix well. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Tips And Tricks

You must use a blender or an immersion blender to create this sauce.

You will have about 1/3-1/2 cup of the dressing leftover, I suggest saving it for more tuna or another recipe. It tastes good on so many things like chicken, salmon, steak or shrimp.

How To Serve And Store

Serve this Green Goddess Tuna Salad with your favorite chips, I like the grain free ones from Sieta, or it tastes amazing in lettuce wraps or in a sandwich!

Store leftovers in an airtight container and enjoy within 3-4 days.

a hand holding a chip that is scoop with green goddess tuna on it.

Taste

This Green Goddess Tuna Salad is tangy, zesty and full of fresh herby flavor. The green goddess sauce overpowers that “fishy” taste from the tuna which is great if you are not a big tuna fan.

Frequently Asked Questions

What type of canned tuna works best for this recipe?

I like albacore or skipjack from Wild Planet Foods, but any canned tuna or even canned salmon would work.

Can I use canned chicken or shredded rotisserie chicken for this recipe?

Yes, totally!

What else can I use this sauce for?

I made a chicken orzo skillet with this sauce which turned out amazing! Otherwise, drizzle it on top of salads, shrimp, salmon or even steak!

Other Recipes You May Like

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Green Goddess Tuna Salad

This Green Goddess Tuna Salad is the perfect quick and easy 5 minute lunch to make. It's loaded with fresh herbs, zesty flavor and is high in protein! Taste great served with chips, lettuce or in a sandwich.
5 based on 3 reviews
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PREP TIME:
3 minutes
COOK TIME:
2 minutes
TOTAL TIME:
5 minutes
Author - Hannah

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup chives
  • 1/4 cup dill
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • 1 cup basil
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1/2 shallot
  • 1/3 cup high quality extra virgin olive oil
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 3 cans of canned tuna, I prefer Wild Planet Foods Albacore or Skipjack. Standard size, 5oz

SCALE:

1X

YIELDS:

3 servings

Directions

  1. In a blender, add in all the ingredients with the exception of the tuna and blend for 30 seconds or until smooth and creamy.
  2. In a bowl, add in the drained tuna and use two forks to break it up into small pieces.
  3. Pour about 1/4 cup or more of the green goddess dressing over the tuna and mix well.
  4. Taste and season with salt and pepper if needed and enjoy with chips, in a lettuce wrap or in a sandwich and enjoy!

Notes

  • You must use a blender or an immersion blender to create this sauce.
  • You will have about 1/3-1/2 cup of the dressing leftover, I suggest saving it for more tuna or another recipe. It tastes good on so many things like chicken, salmon, steak or shrimp.

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Rating:

SOOOOO GOOD! Refreshing and light but simultaneously satiating!

I was skeptical, but I made this for my lunch every day this week, and I’m obsessed!! This is one of the best recipes I’ve ever made, the sauce is so flavorful, and it was so so delicious! I will be making this again 100%