Keto tuna salad with poached eggs

Keto tuna salad with poached eggs

This tuna salad with poached eggs is an elegant, filling and classic keto salad. Prepare ahead and serve with fresh greens for a quick and easy lunch.

Keto tuna salad with poached eggs

This tuna salad with poached eggs is an elegant, filling and classic keto salad. Prepare ahead and serve with fresh greens for a quick and easy lunch.
USMetric
2 servingservings

Ingredients

Tuna Salad
  • 4 oz. 110 g tuna in olive oil, drained
  • 13 cup 75 ml chopped celery stalkchopped celery stalks
  • ½ ½ red onionred onions
  • ½ cup 125 ml mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • ½ ½ lemon, juice and zest
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp small capers
  • 2 oz. 50 g leafy greens or lettuce
  • 2 oz. 50 g cherry tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp olive oil
Poached eggs
  • 4 4 eggeggs
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp 2 tsp white wine vinegar or white vinegar 5%

Instructions

Instructions are for 2 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Mix the drained tuna with the other ingredients for the salad, except for the lettuce and tomatoes. You can make it ahead of time and keep it in the refrigerator for a couple of days, this allows the flavors to really develop.
  2. Bring water to a light boil. Add salt and vinegar. Stir the water in circles to create a swirl using a spoon. Crack the egg into the moving water, one at a time.
  3. Let simmer for 3 minutes and remove from the water using a slotted spoon.
  4. Serve the salad and eggs with your choice of fresh greens and some tomatoes. Drizzle olive oil on top before serving.

Tip!

Do you think that poaching eggs sounds too complicated? Feel free to replace them with boiled eggs. Boil the eggs for 7 minutes and then cool them off in cold water before peeling them.

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23 comments

  1. 1 comment removed
  2. Amy
    This is a great lunch. I made the tuna salad exactly as written and I really like the hint of lemon. The eggs came out perfectly. Delicious!
  3. Bethany
    Poached eggs are beautiful with this creamy, flavorful tuna salad! I don't love red onions, so I did half what the recipe called for and it was perfect.
  4. Laura
    Hi! HELP, I'm getting confused about how much to make. It says make enough for dinner AND next day lunch and says eat 2 servings per person. So, this means for one person you make 4 servings (2 for dinner and 2 for lunch)? If so, for this tuna recipe then 4 servings is 8 eggs. That seem a lot!
    Reply: #6
  5. 1 comment removed
  6. Jason
    Hey Laura, 2 servings per person includes 1 serving for dinner and 1 serving for lunch.
  7. Jenny
    This recipe seems like it has way too much mayo and way too many onions. Does anyone else agree? Otherwise it's a tasty dinner/lunch.
    Reply: #8
  8. Jenny
    I just realized I used too much mayo. DARN IT!!!
  9. Yvonne Fairfax-Jones
    Can salmon be substituted for the tuna? Not a fan.
    Reply: #10
  10. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Can salmon be substituted for the tuna? Not a fan.

    If you prefer salmon over tuna, that would be fine.

  11. Laura
    The same breakfast every day is very dull, especially for people who are unenthusiastic about scrambled eggs or,find cooking in the morning inconvenient. Shouldn't a trial diet have more incentives to stick with it by having more variety?
    Reply: #12
  12. Heidi
    Laura, there is a hyperlink in the breakfast section to other options. I agree, scrambled eggs every day is a bit much...
  13. Myra
    Cannot eat fish...
    What can I substitute with?
    Reply: #14
  14. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Cannot eat fish...
    What can I substitute with?

    You can try chicken to make a chicken salad instead.

  15. Marie
    Great meal - light and tasty. Love the red onions and cherry tomatoes.
  16. Nancy
    I do not like tuna or salmon. Can I substitute chicken breast ?
    Reply: #17
  17. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    I do not like tuna or salmon. Can I substitute chicken breast ?

    Yes, chicken makes a good sub for fish.

  18. Laura Fucci
    Way too much mayo. The salad was runny with it.
  19. Kerri
    I removed the celery, capers, and only used 1tbsp of mayo as I am not a fan of mayo, and only a small amount of onion because I also don’t like raw onions. Turned out great anyway
  20. Johann-76
    Comparing to other recipies, 110 g tuna for two meals sounds so tiny, is that correct? I chose to put 2 cans (about 2 x 90 g) as no recipe to use rest in next days.

    I will taste tomorrow, hope it's good!

    Reply: #21
  21. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Comparing to other recipies, 110 g tuna for two meals sounds so tiny, is that correct? I chose to put 2 cans (about 2 x 90 g) as no recipe to use rest in next days.
    I will taste tomorrow, hope it's good!

    Yes, that is a recommended serving but with as low carb as tuna is, you can adjust the serving size to your preferred portion.

  22. John
    Hi team, wondering where the 3g carb difference comes from this dish and the tuna salad with boiled eggs which was awesome btw.
    Reply: #23
  23. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Hi team, wondering where the 3g carb difference comes from this dish and the tuna salad with boiled eggs which was awesome btw.

    They are both 6g carbs. I'm not seeing that there is a 3g carb difference.

  24. Alison Casserly
    Having already had 2 scrambled eggs for breakfast, can I swap the poached eggs for feta cheese instead? If so how much for 1 serving?
    Reply: #25
  25. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Having already had 2 scrambled eggs for breakfast, can I swap the poached eggs for feta cheese instead? If so how much for 1 serving?

    You can make substitutions, you would just need to compare eggs to feta in terms of carbohydrates, protein and fat.

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