The easiest fish salad

The easiest fish salad

This is a go-to low-carb meal for ultra busy days. It takes very few steps, ingredients, and prep time, but gives maximum nutrients, healthy fats, and protein. You can swap the tuna for salmon, mackerel, or sardines. Try adding sliced avocado for extra fats or a hard-boiled egg for extra protein.

The easiest fish salad

This is a go-to low-carb meal for ultra busy days. It takes very few steps, ingredients, and prep time, but gives maximum nutrients, healthy fats, and protein. You can swap the tuna for salmon, mackerel, or sardines. Try adding sliced avocado for extra fats or a hard-boiled egg for extra protein.
USMetric
2 servingservings

Ingredients

Dressing
Salad
  • 7 oz. 200 g baby gem lettuce or butterhead lettuce or Romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 7 oz. (10 cups) 200 g (2.4 liters) arugula lettuce or watercress
  • 1 oz. (2¾ tbsp) 28 g (40 ml) red onion, slicedred onions, sliced
  • 5 oz. 140 g cucumber, sliced
  • 4 oz. 110 g cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 10 oz. 280 g tuna in water, drained and flaked
  • 1 oz. (313 tbsp) 28 g (50 ml) olives, pitted
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Instructions

Dressing

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the mayo, Dijon mustard, and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  2. Salad

  3. Place the lettuce leaves into serving bowls. Top each with arugula, onion, cucumber, tomatoes, tuna, and olives.
  4. Drizzle with the prepared dressing and serve.

Tips

Swap the tuna for any canned fish such as sardines, mackerel, salmon, or herring.

To store, refrigerate for up to 1 day.

Optionally, you can add avocado or a hard-boiled egg.

Diet Doctor’s recipe team has slightly adjusted this recipe to follow our guidelines. You’ll find the original recipe in Martina’s cookbook, "Keto Simple".1

  1. Diet Doctor receives no payment or other considerations from the sale of Martina’s cookbooks or the publishing of this post.

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2 comments

  1. Mary
    This one looks really good. What is that sliced green item with speckles? It's showing beside the main fish dish.
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  2. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    This one looks really good. What is that sliced green item with speckles? It's showing beside the main fish dish.

    That's the cucumber. The speckles are the pepper.

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