Scoop of tuna salad on lettuce with tomatoes

Tuna Salad Cups

These tuna salad cups are super easy, quick, and yummy! I always keep tuna on hand in my cupboard for those days I just can’t stomach another piece of chicken. Keto friendly!

Scoop of tuna salad on lettuce with tomatoes

Tuna Salad Cups

This recipe will be your go-to for a snack, a meal, or even an after workout pick-me-up.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 689 kcal


  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup olive or avocado oil mayonnaise
  • 1/4 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 stalk celery, thinly sliced
  • Two 5-ounce cans tuna packed in olive oil drained
  • 2 scallions, sliced
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 medium tomato, cut into 8 slices
  • 16 leaves Bibb lettuce


  • Cook eggs for 10 minutes until hard boiled. Submerge in ice water or under cold water. When cool enough to handle, peel the eggs and chop.
  • Whisk together the mayonnaise, lemon zest and juice, celery, three-quarters of the scallions, 1/4 teaspoon salt and several grinds of pepper in a medium bowl. Add the tuna and three-quarters of the egg and gently fold together (do not overmix). Season with additional salt and pepper if needed.
  • Sprinkle the tomato slices with salt and pepper.
  • Double-up the lettuce leaves and fill each with some tuna salad. Tuck in a tomato slice. Sprinkle with reserved scallions, and egg.
  • Enjoy!


Recipe nutrient calculations are based on this recipe serving 2 people.  The recipe would make 8 lettuce cups with the tuna salad divided evenly between the 8 cups.  
1 Serving = 4 Tuna Salad Cups
This is a keto recipe.  So the healthy fat content is relatively high. However, you can lower the fat content, and decrease the “wetness” of the tuna to your preference by decreasing mayo and using water-packed tuna. 


Calories: 689kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 51gFat: 50gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 10gMonounsaturated Fat: 29gTrans Fat: 0.04gCholesterol: 411mgSodium: 832mgPotassium: 1071mgFiber: 2gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 5114IUVitamin B12: 4µgVitamin C: 18mgVitamin D: 2µgVitamin E: 5mgVitamin K: 163µgCalcium: 113mgIron: 4mgMagnesium: 84mgSelenium: 113µg
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