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Spicy Tuna Salad

A fun twist on a classic picnic staple, this spicy tuna salad uses hummus to replace some of the mayo which makes it creamy, flavorful, and adds an extra boost of protein.

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Spicy Tuna Salad

Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 161kcal


  • 2 (6-ounce) cans albacore tuna, preferably no salt added
  • ¼ cup hummus any variety
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon harissa sauce/paste
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon kosher or fine sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper optional
  • ½ cup grated carrot
  • ¼ cup minced shallot


  • Drain the tuna and transfer to a mixing bowl. Break up the fish with a fork and then add the hummus, mayonnaise, harissa, lemon juice, and spices. Stir to combine. Fold in the carrot and shallot.
  • Transfer to an airtight container or assemble into sandwiches. (Salad can be made up to 1 day ahead of time. Sandwiches should be enjoyed the same day.)


Nutrition Facts
Spicy Tuna Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 161 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 36mg12%
Sodium 749mg31%
Potassium 287mg8%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 21g42%
Vitamin A 2795IU56%
Vitamin C 1.4mg2%
Calcium 23mg2%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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