The Best Canned Tuna / Chicken / Salmon Salad {Whole30, Keto, Paleo}


Regardless of whether you’re following a Whole30, Keto, Paleo, or ____ diet, tuna, chicken, and/or salmon salad is a winner!

I like making it ahead of time and tossing it into my glass bento box for a quick grab-n-go lunch. For dinner, I like to use it as a topper on a big green salad. (Can you tell I’m all about no frills and convenience??) It’s truly delicious no matter what!

Aside from it’s tastiness, tuna/chicken/salmon salad is super healthy. Consumption of omega-3 fatty acids is so important for brain and overall health; both tuna and salmon are high in omega-3s! (To learn more about the health benefits of all omega-3 fatty acids, read my prior post “Eating Enough Of This? Your Brain Health Depends On it…”)

Salmon salad on top of a green salad of hard boiled eggs tomatoes lettuce green beans and olives

The Best Canned Tuna/Chicken/Salmon Salad

The Health Investment
Regardless of whether you're following a Whole30, Keto, Paleo, or ____ diet, tuna, chicken, and/or salmon salad is a winner!
Prep Time 10 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch, Salad, Side Dish
Servings 2


  • 1 can wild tuna/salmon organic, antibiotic-free chicken*
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise**
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 carrot, minced
  • 1 celery stalk, minced
  • 1 green onion, minced
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  • Mix everything together in a bowl with a fork. That's it!


*When buying/eating any fish, it's important to be mindful of the mercury content. Also, I like to support ethical fishing practices. That's why I exclusively buy the Safe Catch brand—it meets both criteria! My favorite brand of canned organic, antibiotic-free chicken is Wild Planet.
**Primal Kitchen mayo is Whole30-approved since it only contains wholesome ingredients: avocado oil, organic eggs, organic egg yolks, organic vinegar, sea salt, organic rosemary extract. For that reason, I exclusively use this mayo (even when I'm not doing Whole30).

NOTE: You can sub in/out ingredients, depending on what you have on hand. Other additions that work: minced red onion, dill pickle, jalapeño, bell pepper, parsley and/or cilantro; chopped avocado (add at the very end); capers; hot sauce…the sky’s the limit!

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