Jalapeno Dijon Tuna Salad

No mayo, no additives, just great flavor, three ingredients, and the perfect kick make this jalapeno dijon tuna salad the best quick lunch you will ever make!

jalapeno dijon tuna salad

I am not a huge mayo person so I like to play around with the various “salads” that call for it (check out my fun take on  cabbage slaw).  And this one just happened to work perfectly!  I actually made this out of last resort one day when I was starving and didn’t plan to put it on the blog but I fell in love with the combo and felt like I couldn’t keep it from you!  I didn’t have any celery like most tuna salads do so I swapped it out for jalapenos.  Such a great idea because they still give it a crunch plus they add a nice little bit of spice!

And I used dijon mustard instead of mayo.  I am thinking a good horseradish mustard could also be a winning combination for this one but I’ll keep you posted.  This recipe is great for a last minute snack, a quick dinner, or the EASIEST lunch prep you will ever make (just double or triple the recipe to last you all week!)  So without further ado let’s get to making the goods.

jalapeno dijon tuna salad

Let’s Make Jalapeno Dijon Tuna Salad!

All you need to do is gather your ingredients for this one and mix them together.  I recommend looking for a quality tuna brand that certifies it is low in mercury.  And also one that is just in spring water.  You don’t need the added oils for this recipe and tuna is a fish you want to watch that mercury intake with!

And you can choose and dijon mustard you like for this one.  Most brands have good ingredients but you can always check the label. I like Sir Kensington’s if you want a recommendation though.

I didn’t really measure my jalapenos.  Add as many as you want! You could also add some extra spices if you want to go a little crazy.  Let your creative juices flow 😛

You can enjoy this by itself, with some celery or crackers, or make a sandwich out of it.  I used a Mikey’s toasted english muffin and it was the bomb dot com.

In addition to the listed ingredients, you will need:

  • a bowl to mix in
  • a utensil to mix with

and that is it!  It really takes all of about 5 minutes.  Enjoy!

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jalapeno dijon tuna salad

Jalapeno Dijon Tuna Salad

  • Author: Megan
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x


Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Refined Sugar Free

No mayo, no additives, just great flavor, three ingredients, and the perfect kick make this jalapeno dijon tuna salad the best quick lunch you will ever make!


  • 1 (6.7 oz) jar of plain tuna fillet in spring water
  • 2 tbsp of dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp of diced jalapenos


  1. Combine ingredients in a large bowl and mix until combined- that’s it!


Take the amounts here loosely – I think I added a little more dijon than what it calls for and probably more jalapenos too ( I like it spicy!) You can’t mess this one up it really just depends on the flavor and consistency you want. So start with what is above and add as you like!

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Category: Main Course
  • Method: No Bake
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1/2 recipe

Keywords: tuna salad, dijon tuna salad, no mayo tuna salad

If you try this recipe please leave a comment below letting me know your thoughts! 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!


jalapeno dijon tuna salad

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