Keto tuna salad with boiled eggs

Keto tuna salad with boiled eggs

A keto meal in 15 minutes? Yes, please! Creamy tuna salad served on crisp lettuce accompanied by eggs cooked to perfection and some tomatoes to brighten the plate. So easy. So tasty. So keto.

Keto tuna salad with boiled eggs

A keto meal in 15 minutes? Yes, please! Creamy tuna salad served on crisp lettuce accompanied by eggs cooked to perfection and some tomatoes to brighten the plate. So easy. So tasty. So keto.
2 servingservings


  • 4 oz. 110 g celery stalkcelery stalks
  • 2 2 scallionscallions
  • 5 oz. 150 g tuna in olive oil
  • ½ ½ lemon, zest and juicelemons, zest and juice
  • ½ cup 125 ml mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 4 4 eggeggs
  • 6 oz. 175 g Romaine lettuce
  • 4 oz. 110 g cherry tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper


Instructions are for 2 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Chop celery and scallions finely. Add to a medium-sized bowl together with tuna, lemon, mayonnaise and mustard. Stir to combine, and season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  2. Add eggs to a sauce pan, and add water until it covers the eggs. Bring to a boil and let simmer for 5-6 minutes (soft-medium) or 8-10 minutes (hardboiled).
  3. Place in ice-cold water immediately when done to make the eggs easier to peel. Divide them into wedges or halves.
  4. Place tuna mix and eggs on a bed of romaine lettuce. Add tomatoes and drizzle olive oil on top. Season with salt and pepper to taste.


A generous sprinkle of ground cumin, curry, or paprika can add interesting flavors to the hard-boiled eggs. But don't forget the salt and pepper!

If you are not a fan of mayonnaise, you can substitute a classic homemade French vinaigrette. Just whisk together 2 tablespoons red- or white-wine vinegar, a squeeze of lemon, 5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard and salt & pepper to taste. Mix that with the tuna for a fresh, moist taste - without mayo!

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  1. Cristi S
    I always add some cucumber to the tuna salad, for a fresh flavor.

    I wonder if this plate has enough fat. Just mayo and some olive oil?

  2. Cristi S
    ...Also I may suggest some breakfast with no eggs (salmon-based or else) for this day, and the day after (when you'll get two eggs at lunch from leftovers).
  3. Amy
    What are the full makros for this?
    Reply: #32
  4. Lyta
    What replacement should I use when boiled eggs make me gag? Really, just the smell is enough to make me sick.
  5. Grace
    Why does your nutrition information not inclusive of the no of calories?
    Reply: #14
  6. Lyta
    @Grace - well, pretty much everywhere on the site it is written that you are not counting calories in this diet, just nutrition and carb count.
  7. Monique Daskalakis
    It was just ok...i wasn't fully satisfied like the 2 previous dinners on the 2wk challenge plan
  8. Edna
    I'm loving the challenge. Yummy food for a diet
  9. Mads
    Not a fan of mayo - can i substitute it for greek yoghurt or something else?
  10. Mafe
    I do like counting calories, i tend to over eat so they help me not to... what i do is cook enough for one serving, divide that by two, eat one half and eat the other half the next day... that way i fall into my required calorie intake. But, i'm used to eating low cal and low carbs, it's very hard and it gets some time to get used to so really think it through before dividing the meals.
  11. Michael
    I like tuna with mayo as much as the next person. But wow, that's a lot of mayo. Seems it would drown out the taste of the tuna. I prefer a mashed avocado and a good dollop of mayo to achieve the creaminess and to get some good fats. I often serve them in Boston lettuce cups as well.
  12. Misty
    I had cut back the mayo in the tuna salad and made deviled eggs with the remaining mayo. Still...Too much mayo for me! On the upside, I was starving when I started and full half way through...
  13. Juli
    I cut waayyyy back on the mayo but kept the amount of lemon juice and zest the same. I did cheat a little and added a teaspoon of sweet-hot mustard instead of Dijon. I have to say the result was the best tuna salad I have ever had!
  14. Susie
    Grace, the calories are in the nutritional info.
  15. Susie
    This is a HUGE salad for me. I had to double check the amounts, but I’ll push on and hope I continue to lose weight. Down 5lbs in 2 and a half weeks.
  16. Susie
    Nope, could only truly manage half a one person portion! Very satiating and completely delicious!
  17. Shonterria Barham
    How much is equivalent to one serving? I made a enough for four servings, so how do I calculate the amount to eat so I don't go over my carb count?
    Replies: #20, #47
  18. Violet
    I found the addition of lemon in the recipe odd but I tried it. Unfortunately I thought it was disgusting. Recommend without the lemon juice for others!
  19. Andrew
    I started the challenge 2 days ago all going well salad was very enjoyable Not feeling any side effects and in particular no sugar cravings or head aches at all I am drinking lots of water though
  20. Andrew
    the ingredients are for 4 I think but if you click on the 4 you can change it to show ingredients for 1 2 3 or 4
  21. Lori boyd
    Can you eat Atkins frozen meals
  22. Anne
    I am gluten and lactose intolerant. And have high cholesterol.Will this challenge still work for me? Can I substitute the butter and mayo?
  23. summer
    can i swap the tuna for something else?
    Reply: #27
  24. Keto G
    Quick question for anyone who may know. Does the pic reflect the portion size for this dinner? When I enter for 1 person, ingredients suggests 2 eggs. If halfing the meal, should dinner only be 1 egg versus 2? Am I missing something? why does the pic show 2? Please and thank you for your fb.
    Reply: #25
  25. jane
    Yes, the picture does reflect what the meal will look like. They want you to double the recipe so you only cook once the next day, thus the 4 eggs. Hope this helps.
  26. jane
    I like the flavor of the tuna but I agree with some of the previous posts that it is a lot of mayo (and mayo is my favorite condiment). What I did is used some of the mayo for the egg and made egg salad for this meal as well. I was wondering if I cut down on the mayo if adding some avocado would be ok? I also added a bit of cucumber for the crunch factor. Lastly, instead of drizzling with olive oil, I made an olive oil dressing and drizzled with that and made this similar to a cobb salad.
  27. jane
    I wouldn't hesitate to try salmon or chopped chicken.
  28. Laurie
    Can something else be used un place of the tuna?
    Thank you!
  29. Tereza
    Didn’t enjoy this meal at all, way to much mayo and I even halved the amount, felt I’ll after eating it, maybe was the eggs?
  30. Sasha
    Do you have to use that mayo?
  31. Joan
    Do you drain the oil from the tuna
  32. Jane
    Ketogenic low carb
    Per serving

    Net carbs: 2 % (6 g)
    Fiber: 5 g
    Fat: 84 % (91 g)
    Protein: 14 % (33 g)
    kcal: 992
    We don't recommend counting calories. Here's why. (You need to press the nutrition button to the bottom
    left of the recipe.)

  33. Louise
    Hi can the mayonnaise be any brand shop bought? Does this apply to pesto sauces as well?
  34. frank
    Are we truly saying that a single 5 oz. can of tuna (2 servings apparently, on this recipe) is going to last for the dinner AND the next day's lunch as suggested in the 2 week challenge?
    I will try this on, sine I love tuna, but i cant imagine feeling stuffed with half a can of tuna and 2 eggs.. hoping for the best though...
  35. frank
    ahhh, woops! nevermind, just saw the 1/4 pound romaine lettuce etc... its healthy! (and should be filling enough)
  36. Filicity
    Hi! Not a fan of tuna (or any other flakey fishes), can I substitute chicken or do you have a recommendation.
  37. Keto girl
    Do you drain the tuna?
    Reply: #41
  38. Tracy
    Same question- do you drain the tuna? I’m thinking that you do or it will have too much liquid.
  39. Karen.
    I’m not chitting have missed out my dinner on Tuesdays which is tuna, egg mayor, instead I had what was left of Monday. Can someone please help me. Or explain.
  40. Els
    Very simple. Very delicious. For both reasons a keeper.
  41. Els
    No, use the olive oil that comes with it. It's good for you!
  42. Lyndamaethenewbie
    What can I use in place of the olive oil? I simply don't like the flavor of it no matter if it is light tasting or full flavor.
  43. Maryalice
    Holy moly 992 cals.. This has just basically took over all my Fat intake for the day.. maybe il try something different for lunch, although it was a good satisfying lunch..
  44. Marcia
    I'm concern with measurements. Specifically, what's 2/5? Help please.
    Reply: #45
  45. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor
    This recipe doesn't call for 2/5 of anything, unless you adjusted the number of servings. Generally speaking, 2/5 is just less than 1/2.
  46. Tyler
    I live on a sailboat and don't use my oven, so all meals are cooked on a top burner. I want to use your two week shopping list but want to leave out that which will be used in your oven recipes. Help me with this, please.
    Reply: #48
  47. Tyler
    I would think that dividing the finished product by four, would be a safe bet.
  48. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor
    The two week meal plan is not designed to be customizable or changed like that, but to give people a solid start to two weeks without having to think or make substitutions. You may be more interested in our customizable meal plans instead.
  49. Dr William Althoff
    Put 2or 3 tablespoons of salt in water when boiling eggs. Boil the eggs 5-7 minutes and leave in water for a few minutes...the longer the better.

    Super easy to peel.

  50. Chloe
    This is my first day going Keto. I wasn't expecting this recipe to be that great, but it was so yummy! And so quick! Cheap too. Love it! and can see it becoming a firm favourite.
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  52. Ruben Arellano
    By watching your carb and fat intake you will surely drop in weight stop worrying about calories. That comes later when you plateau.
  53. gadam8430
    why there is no possibility to edit receipe? i need to tailor it so it meet my macro needs plan. if i could edit receipe it will be MUCH EASIER
    Reply: #55
  54. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    why there is no possibility to edit receipe? i need to tailor it so it meet my macro needs plan. if i could edit receipe it will be MUCH EASIER

    If you choose to edit a recipe, you can calculate the new nutritional information using an app or the USDA Food Central Database.

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