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How to Make Tuna Taste Good without Mayo? [7 Tasty Ideas]

How To Make Tuna Taste Good Without Mayo
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We all know that tuna and mayo are an irreplaceable love story, but there is such a thing as too much tuna and mayo. In these situations, having a few tricks up your sleeve is very handy to inject some variety into your tuna meals. Luckily, I have found a few ways to make tuna taste good without mayo. So, how to make tuna taste good without mayo? 

Greek yogurt, balsamic vinegar, mustard, lemon juice, olive and scallion paste, hummus, salsa, and avocado dip are excellent ways to make your tuna taste better without using mayo.

I love tuna in any shape or form, so I know how important it is to have variety and options. In this article, I will share my favorite tuna combinations, none of which include mayo. If you want to get rid of mayo or you are just tired of having the same mayo and tuna combination, these ideas will definitely be of great use to you. 

Greek Yogurt

Greek yogurt is a great way to have a delicious and creamy tuna without using mayo. You can use Greek yogurt the same way you would use mayo, but in a slightly larger quantity, as it is less fatty. The freshness and sourness of the Greek yogurt combine perfectly with the fishy tanginess of the tuna, creating an overall creamy and fresh flavor. 

On the other hand, Greek yogurt has a more intense flavor than mayo, so using too much may result in poor-flavored tuna. Add the Greek yogurt slowly, and try the tuna to find the right amount for you. 


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Balsamic Vinegar

Tuna with Balsamic Vinegar

Balsamic vinegar is another excellent idea to improve the flavor of your tuna without using mayo. Still, don’t expect the same result as balsamic vinegar is very different than mayo. Your tuna won’t be as creamy, but it will be very tasty. 

Balsamic vinegar is slightly tangy and just a tad acidic, which will enhance the tuna’s natural flavors making it even richer. If you want, you can add a few lemon drops to make it zestier and more vibrant. 

Mustard and Lemon Juice

Tuna and mustard work great together, creating a very original flavor. Still, since both tuna and mustard are very intense-flavored, it is good to add a few lemon drops to the story to balance things out. The mustard’s slight tang and expressive bitterness will tone down the tuna’s fishiness, which isn’t that expressive anyway, but you will definitely notice the difference. 

The lemon is there to round things up and make the combination better balanced, slightly sour, and a whole lot of fun. I must say, this is my favorite non-mayo tuna combination!

Olive and Scallion Paste

If you have a few minutes to spare, you should definitely give this idea a try. It involves only basic cooking skills and nothing more than olives, scallions, and some olive oil. All you need to do is blend the olives and scallions in a blender and add a little bit of olive oil to make the mixture smoother. 

Mix the tuna with this delicious paste and enjoy the flavors dancing on your palate. Tuna and olives and tuna and scallions go excellent in tuna salads, so why not turn them into a tuna spread? Your tuna will be creamy, soft, spreadable, rich, and full of style!


Tuna with Hummus

If you want a super-healthy ingredient to combine your tuna with, grab a spoon and a jar of hummus. For this purpose, you may add a little more garlic to your hummus to match the tuna’s tolerance for garlic, which is pretty high. [1]

Store-bought hummus tends to be drier and blander, so it’s a good idea to give it some flavor. If you are using store-bought hummus, pop a few spoons in a blender, add some olive oil, a clove of garlic, and a few drops of lemon juice, and blend. 

I like to use homemade hummus, but when you use it, make sure it’s creamy and soft because it will ball up when mixed with tuna and won’t get equally distributed. To make things even more delicious, you can add a few chopped black olives and mix everything together. 


If you have some leftover salsa or you have the ingredients to make it, now would be an excellent time to use them. If you are skeptical about mixing tomato and tuna, don’t be, as they go heavenly together. Moreover, salsa is not only tomatoes but also peppers and onions, which pair perfectly with tuna. 

To prevent your tuna from getting soggy, try to remove the excess liquid from the salsa before adding it to the tuna. It’s a match made in heaven!

Avocado Dip 

Last on this idea list, but certainly worth mentioning, the avocado dip will bring your tuna back to life in a second. However, it’s pretty caloric, so consider this if you are on a calorie-deficit diet. [2]

Mix your tuna with avocado dip and add a few lemon drops to make things slightly zestier. Add salt and pepper for extra flavor, and dig in. 

Tuna with Greek Yoghurt No Mayo

Tuna with Greek Yogurt (No Mayo)

Author: Laura Bais
Don't want mayo in your tuna? No problem! Here's how to make a delicious tuna with Greek yogurt instead.
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Prep Time 7 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 2 people
Calories 94 kcal


  • 1 can Tuna
  • ¼ cup Greek Yogurt
  • 1 clove Garlic (Minced)
  • ¼ tsp Red Pepper
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste


  • Prepare all the ingredients and mix them together in a bowl.
  • Refrigerate the mixture for at least 15 minutes for the flavors to blend together.
  • Enjoy your no-mayo tuna!


Serving: 1servingCalories: 94kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 19gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 32mgSodium: 195mgPotassium: 192mgFiber: 0.04gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 69IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 46mgIron: 1mg
Keyword No Mayo Tuna Recipe, Tuna with Greek Yogurt, Tuna with Greek Yogurt Recipe, Tuna without Mayo Recipe
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