Cajun Greek Yogurt Tuna Salad

Everything you love about tuna salad except for the mayo!  This tuna salad is made with cajun tuna and plain greek yogurt so it is high in protein, low in fat, and full in flavor!

cajun greek yogurt tuna salad

So quarantine food for me has been a lot of “getting creative with what we have.”  We are NOT good at bulk grocery shopping.  Pre-covid time honestly I think Neil or I went to the store almost every day after work to get something to make for dinner.  Whenever we try to plan we end up not wanting what we get, and we are not good at thinking of a lot of meals!

So shopping once every two weeks or longer has been hard for us – but we are trying! Still though, I don’t have as much on hand as I used to and I don’t want to run to the store for one thing.  So this tuna salad is a child of that situation.  I know for a good tuna salad I need some flavor, some crunch, and not mayo cause I am not a fan.  So I scoured my pantry and found some Safe Catch cajun tuna.  I love canned tuna and this brand is low in mercury.  Then I decided my greek yogurt would be the perfect bind.  Lastly, I knew I had some crunchy habenero Biena chickpeas that would go great with this flavor profile.  Bam – tuna salad is born.

I also have a jalapeno dijon tuna salad if you only have regular tuna on hand and  want to check that out!

cajun greek yogurt tuna salad

Let’s Make Some Cajun Greek Yogurt Tuna Salad!

Alrighty, grab yourself a couple cans of Safe Catch cajun tuna, some greek yogurt, and some habanero Biena crunchy chickpeas and you are basically done 😛  But seriously all you do is mix them together and you can vary the amounts to your liking.

I use Safe Catch because as I kinda of mentioned, they have super strict standards on their tuna.  From the way it is caught, the fishermen they work with, to the fact that they test every.single.tuna for mercury and have really low thresholds on what they allow into their products.  Plus they are super tasty and pantry friendly.  If you are interested you can read more about their process here.

And then when I am not a big fan of mayo, hence the greek yogurt.  Use greek not regular because you want it to be nice and thick.  I have not tried this with a dairy free alternative.

Lastly, the chickpeas.  Seems a little un-ordinary for a tuna salad doesn’t it?  Well when I was making this I realized I had absolutely no veggies in my fridge that could give this recipe a good crunch.  But what did I have?  Biena crunchy chickpeas! And the habanero flavor really added just that little bit extra.  The one thing I will say though is to make this and then eat it.  Don’t save it for leftovers.  The chickpeas will get soggy.  Your welcome in advance because I didn’t think about that and I did it 🙂

Super simple.  Ready to go?  In addition to the listed ingredients all you need is:

  • a mixing bowl
  • a spoon or fork to mix with

I enjoyed mine in a big loaded sammie on a Mikey’s english muffin with avocado and lettuce and enjoyed the leftovers straight from the jar.  Also is great with crackers or veggies!

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Cajun Greek Yogurt Tuna Salad

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  • Author: Megan
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 5 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Gluten Free, Refined Sugar Free

Everything you love about tuna salad except for the mayo!  This tuna salad is made with cajun tuna and plain greek yogurt so it is high in protein, low in fat, and full in flavor!




  1. Drain your tuna, and then combine all ingredients in a bowl, and stir until combined!  Enjoy on a sandwich, with pita, or with a fork!


I used the whole 1/2 cup of yogurt in mine.  You can start with 1/4 cup and decide how much you want

If you have a thick dairy free yogurt that you like, that can probably be substituted for a dairy free version.  Just make sure it is thick!

Use as many chickpeas as you want!

Make and eat the same day – the chickpea will soften as they sit in the mixture

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Category: Tuna Salad
  • Method: No Bake
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 2 oz

If you try this recipe please leave a comment below letting me know what you think!  If you remake on Instagram don’t forget to tag me at @donutworry_behealthy so I can see your creation and share in my stories!


cajun greek yogurt tuna salad

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