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.
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2 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 4 oz. 110 g (250 ml) 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 (175 ml) cherry tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

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.

Tip!

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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61 comments

  1. 2 comments removed
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. 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.
    https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/

  5. KellyB
    I really enjoyed this recipe. I did add cucumbers, because I am so used to eating my Tuna Salad with cucumbers. I don't know if that changes my carb intake but it was my first meal of the day. Sometimes tuna can have that overwhelming fishy taste but with the little bit of mustard, lemon, and lemon zest, the salad tasted fresh and bright! This is definitely on my favorites list...and it's SUPER EASY and QUICK to make.
    Reply: #57
  6. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    I really enjoyed this recipe. I did add cucumbers, because I am so used to eating my Tuna Salad with cucumbers. I don't know if that changes my carb intake but it was my first meal of the day. Sometimes tuna can have that overwhelming fishy taste but with the little bit of mustard, lemon, and lemon zest, the salad tasted fresh and bright! This is definitely on my favorites list...and it's SUPER EASY and QUICK to make.

    Adding the cucumbers will adjust the nutritional value of the recipe. I am glad you enjoyed this one!

  7. Emy Vanessa Reyes
    Hola Equipo de Diet Doctor!
    Muchas gracias por ésta receta, ¡está deliciosa! ❤️
    Al principio creí que sería mucha mayonesa pero al preparar todo, quedó increíble.
    Yo preparo para 6 días y guardo en refrigerador.
    Lo único que cambié para que me diera la nutrición en MyFitnessPal, fué usar atún en agua (NO en aceite)
    Si son de México, la marca Herdez, es una gran opción.
    También evité el uso de aceite de oliva que marca la receta (gusto personal)
    Sabe delicioso en verdad y da muchísima saciedad.
    De corazón, mil gracias por seguir proporcionando opciones para nosotros.
    Por cierto, llevo 8 kilos menos en dos meses, soy inmensamente feliz.
    Gracias!
  8. nishawatson13
    The lemon zest just puts this over the top. It was so easy to make too. I usually add sweet pickles and don't even miss them.
    Reply: #60
  9. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    The lemon zest just puts this over the top. It was so easy to make too. I usually add sweet pickles and don't even miss them.

    Awesome!! Thank you for sharing your feedback!

  10. mpzachar
    What can I replace the eggs with?
    Reply: #62
  11. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    What can I replace the eggs with?

    You can try a bit of avocado for fat and little more tuna for the missing protein.

  12. Dani
    I'm not a massive fan of salads but this is really nice. The mayo/mustard/oil/lemon makes a really creamy sauce that goes really well with the tuna and eggs.
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