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Tuna Salad is a quick, easy, satisfying snack or lunch

By Mike Thayer

TunaTuna is a diet friend, a budget meal, it's cheap, easy to prepare and can be used in a number of 'Carb-Check Friendly' recipes.

Today, it's tuna salad.  Needing only a five minute preparation - if that - you can make a quick tuna salad in the morning before work to be eaten for lunch, or make it the night before for a snack or lunch the next day, five minutes in the kitchen, that's it.

This salad only contains about 3 grams of carbs, most of those from the sweet pickle relish.  If you use dill relish, it's even lower in carbs.


  • One 5 - 6 ounce can of tuna (I like tuna packed in oil, better flavor)
  • One heaping Tablespoon of mayonnaise
  • One Tablespoon dried, minced onion
  • One Tablespoon sweet pickle relish
  • 1/2 teaspoon of your favorite seasoning salt
  • A few shakes of black pepper
  • Dash of hot sauce or Cayenne pepper (optional)


This isn't rocket science, in a small bowl, mix all ingredients together.   I like to make this hours ahead of time and refrigerate to give that dried minced onion time to absorb some moisture and let those flavors marry.

This quick  tuna salad is great all by itself, or you can slap it on a leaf of romaine lettuce.  You can change things up by sprinkling some shredded cheddar cheese on top, or get out the bottle of Louisiana Hot Sauce and doctor it up with that.  Enjoy!   And enjoy the fact that all ingredients together costs about $1.50 - that's Bachelor on the Cheap wallet friendly!

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