Recipe: Curry & Parmesan Tuna Salad

Tuna can be one of the most healthy foods to eat, but restaurants have destroyed the tuna salad sandwich by loading it with fat and calories. Did you know that a 6″ Tuna sub from Subway has 530 calories and 30 grams of fat?! Ouch.. stay away from that one.

I love tuna salad sandwiches so when I came up with my recipe, I spent a lot of time on it until I got it just right. Don’t be frightened by the curry in this recipe. I only include a small amount to give it a hint of that delicious curry flavor.

This Recipe was Published!

If you check out the Aug/Sept ’11 issue of Healthy Cooking magazine, turn to page 51. You’ll see my recipe for Curry & Parmesan Tuna Salad! It is also featured on the Taste of Home website under “40 Lettuce Recipes You Can Get Excited About”. How exciting!

Curry & Parmesan Tuna Salad

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 3

Calories per serving: 115

Fat per serving: 6.5

Curry & Parmesan Tuna Salad


  • 1 5 oz can albacore tuna in water, drained
  • 5 T light mayo
  • 1 T grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 T sweet pickle relish
  • 1/8 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp curry powder
  • 1 T dried parsley
  • 1 tsp dried dill weed
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp spicy brown mustard


  1. Mix all ingredients together and serve on toast or crackers.

Quick Notes

You can eat the entire batch of tuna salad for less than 350 calories! Each serving is around 115 calories and 6.5 grams of fat.


You may also use chunk light tuna, but depending on the brand, it may add more calories. The same goes with the light mayo. Always read the labels.

2 Responses to "Recipe: Curry & Parmesan Tuna Salad"
  1. Holli says:

    Are you kidding me? I had no idea Subway Tuna sandwiches contained so many calories and fat. I love this recipe and the curry doesn’t scare me:-)

    I would love for you to link up this recipe at the first “Look What I Made” link party. This would be a great addition!

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