I’m not adverse to mayonnaise – if you look at recipes for a homemade version, most only call for a few ingredients.
It’s usually a combination of egg yolk, oil, mustard, and sometimes vinegar.
Apparently, it’s really easy to make, but we don’t always have the time to make our mayonnaise homemade.
The store-bought varieties are filled with yucky ingredients – these include super inexpensive oils such as soybean or vegetable (both not healthy for you, by the way), sugar, and other artificial ingredients to help preserve or make the mayonnaise taste better.
Mayonnaise on the 17 Day Diet
If you’re following the 17 Day Diet and avoiding mayo (at least until Cycle 3), then consider this healthier version of a tuna and egg salad made with yogurt!
While my boyfriend made a tuna sandwich drenched in his store-bought mayo and plopped between two pieces of bread, I opted for a more healthier version of the classic tuna and egg salad.
Here are the ingredients I started with:
Make sure you drain your tuna pretty good so the tuna is super dry.
Place your ingredients into a bowl and stir until well combined.
I love to garnish my salad with a few tomatoes to add color, plus a few pops of juicy flavor.
This is such a light lunch and super easy to make.
You can actually make the tuna mixture ahead of time and grab and go when you head out of the house for work.
Now, remember Albacore tuna does have higher amounts of mercury, so best to only use this sparingly. I
personally prefer this type of tuna over the chunk light, but to keep it 100% 17 Day Diet compliant, stick to light tuna.
Hope you enjoy!
Other Healthy Salads You May Enjoy
If you enjoy this Tuna and Egg Salad, you might want to try the following:
- Buffalo Chicken Salad with Greek Yogurt
- Grown-up Tuna Salad with Creamy Balsamic Dressing
- Keto Egg Salad
Other Tuna Recipes You May Want to Try
I’m always looking for a good tuna recipe. Here are a few of my healthy favorites:
If you happen to make this Tuna and Egg Salad, come back and review the recipe and let me know how you enjoyed it!
- 1 Can Solid White Albacore Tuna (in water)
- 1 Tablespoon Sweet Pickle Relish
- 1 Heaping Tablespoon Plain Yogurt (or more to taste)
- 1 Whole Egg, boiled and chopped
- Handful favorite lettuce
- Salt and Pepper, to taste
- 3-4 Cherry Tomatoes
- Drain tuna fish and add to a small bowl.
- Mix in sweet pickle relish and plain yogurt.
- Next, add in chopped boiled egg to the mixture and mix well.
- Season with Salt and pepper to taste.
- Top your favorite lettuce with the tuna salad. Garnish with 3-4 cherry tomatoes. Enjoy!
Approved for all cycles.