Mayo Free Tuna and Egg Salad

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Mayo Free Tuna and Egg Salad is a great way to use clean ingredients for a lower fat lunch


When you’re looking for a cleaner, lower fat salad option for lunch that’s perfect for losing weight on the 17 Day Diet or any low carb way of eating, this Mayo Free Tuna and Egg Salad is the ideal recipe for your next meal!

Plus, it’s REALLY easy to make with simple ingredients that you likely have on hand!

I featured this easy recipe over on my 7-Day Salad Diet Challenge because it’s a lighter version of the classic tuna salad and a great way to get your protein in for lunch during the week!

Mayo Free Tuna and Egg Salad is a perfect low fat lunch!

Is Mayonnaise Healthy?

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.

Is store-bought mayonnaise healthy?

The store-bought varieties are usually filled with yucky ingredients – these include super inexpensive oils such as soybean or vegetable (both not healthy for you), 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:

Easy tuna and egg salad -- without mayo-- very delicious and healthy for you!

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.

If you decide to use relish, try to find a brand that doesn’t contain any added sugar, or better yet, choose dill pickle relish (or you can easily chop up a part of a pickle and use this). 

The other alternative, is to not use relish at all. The choice is yours!

6 Ingredient Tuna and Egg Salad -- mayo free -- and healthy for you!

I love to garnish my salad with a few tomatoes to add color, plus a few pops of juicy flavor.

Perfect Tuna and Egg Salad (mayo free and yummy too!)

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.

Yummy mayo-free tuna and egg salad - made with yogurt for a healthier alternative

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.

Other Add-In Ingredients

Depending on your preference, you can certainly add in extra ingredients.

For instance, you can add in a few sprinkles of dried dill weed or a pinch of fresh, a half of a diced dill pickle if you’re not a fan of sweet pickle relish, and a few chives for a subtle “onion” flavor.

Fresh dill brings a wonderful flavor to any fish dish

Low Carb Sandwich Recipe 

If you want to use this Mayo Free Tuna and Egg Salad and serve as a sandwich, consider using my low carb 90 Second Keto Bread recipe. 

It uses almond flour as the base for a low carb and healthy fat alternative to a traditional higher carb sandwich bread.

My 90 Second Keto Bread recipe is written for the Keto Diet, but is easily customized to be compliant for both the 17 Day Diet and the 17 Day Kickstart Diet (I have adjustments available in the recipe).

Allow your 90 Second Keto Bread to cool before removing it from the glass baking dish and before you slice it in half
This is my 90 Second Keto Bread Recipe that may be used with this particular recipe for a low carb sandwich (best when toasted!)

Other Healthy Salads You May Enjoy

If you enjoy this Mayo Free Tuna and Egg Salad, you might want to try the following healthy salad recipes:

Other Low Carb Tuna Recipes You May Want to Try

I’m always looking for a good low carb tuna recipe. Here are a few of my healthy favorites:

Other Low Carb Fish Recipes

If you’re looking for more low carb fish recipes to add to your dinner rotation, you’ll love these other fabulous low carb fish recipes:

If you happen to make this Mayo Free Tuna and Egg Salad, come back and review the recipe and let me know how you enjoyed it! If you’re on social media, make sure you tag me @17ddblog so I can see your dish! Enjoy!

Enjoy this Mayo Free Tuna and Egg Salad


Mayo Free Tuna and Egg Salad is a perfect low fat lunch!
Yield: 1 Serving

Mayo Free Tuna and Egg Salad

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

A mayo-free Tuna and Egg salad made with yogurt for healthy living!


  • 1 [5oz] Can Solid White Albacore Tuna (in water)
  • 1 Tablespoon Sweet Pickle or Dill Relish (no sugar added)
  • 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


  1. Drain tuna fish and add to a small bowl.
  2. Mix in sweet pickle relish and plain yogurt.
  3. Next, add in chopped boiled egg to the mixture and mix well.
  4. Season with Salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Top your favorite lettuce with the tuna salad. Garnish with 3-4 cherry tomatoes. Enjoy!


Approved for all cycles.

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17 thoughts on “Mayo Free Tuna and Egg Salad”

  1. What can be used in place of the plain yogurt?
    I don’t like plain yogurt but love tuna and lettuce
    Can Mayo Lite be used?.

  2. Great recipe! I made mine with FF sour cream, canned salmon, orange bell pepper, and swapped the sweet relish for some chopped dill pickle. A little salt and pepper, dried dill, garlic powder and served over a bed if lettuce and it was the perfect dinner.

  3. Torey, I wanted to thank you for all you do and for everything you offer on this site. I bought the original 17DD book years ago and was only successful 1/2 way through the 2nd cycle. I’ve been following your suggestions, bought your recipe book and have been losing weight every week since January 19th! I’m in a weight loss competition at work because ironically it started the same time I made up my mind to try losing weight again and I’m in the lead! 2 1/2 months into the program and I’ve lost 25 pounds! The only thing I do slightly different is the transitional smoothie day. I can’t do them at work because it would be for 2 meals so I just do a smoothie day every other Saturday using the Break Through recipes. It’s definitely keeping my metabolism revved up. I still have 60 more to go so I’m looking forward to learning new tricks! Anyway, thanks again!

    • Hi Christine, congrats on your 25 pound weight loss! This is so exciting! I love how you incorporated the smoothie day every other Saturday. I think this diet/lifestyle is a perfect example of how easy it is to customize it to fit your lifestyle and still see results! Keep me updated on how your last 60 go!!

  4. Hi Torey,

    Love your site, blog, recipes and encouragement. What size can of tuna is used for this recipe?


  5. I have been following your blog for years! I have done 17DD before and had good success with it- I am just starting again today so i am excited to see results. I am putting this on my menu this week, but i thought we couldnt have sweet relish? Can you please clarify?
    Thank you for all of your recipes and suggestions. I made the eggroll in a bowl last night- with modifications- I think 2 red onions is a bit too much as well as 2 lbs coleslaw. I was disappointed that my family loved it so much- I could eat it all week it was so delicious! Thank you again! :)

    • Hi Robin! Thanks for being a part of the ride for so long! In terms of sweet relish, you won’t find that on any of the food lists. It would be impossible to list every single condiment known to man. There are other “sugar free” condiments listed on the cycle 1 list, so I probably took the liberty to add a sweet relish to this recipe. However, if you want to use a dill relish (no sugar added) that should be fine because all the elements of relish are on the list (cucumber, vinegar), so you could technically make your own pickles and chop them up. If you want to be 100% compliant, leave the sweet relish out! I’ll make a note on the recipe (it’s been a while since I’ve looked at it, so it might need to be updated anyway).


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