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No Mayo Sweet Potato Tuna Salad

  • Author: Brittany Mullins
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2


With this sweet potato tuna salad recipe the sweet potatoes, hummus and mustard make the tuna salad so creamy you don’t need any mayo. Loaded with protein, gluten-free and dairy-free. 


  • 1 (5-6 oz) can unsalted tuna, packed in water
  • 1/2 cup baked and cooled sweet potato chunks (about half of a medium sweet potato)
  • 1/4 cup chopped cherry or grape tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 1 finely chopped scallion, green part only
  • 23 Tablespoons hummus (I used garlic)
  • 1 Tablespoon dijon mustard
  • sea salt and ground black pepper, to taste


  1. Bake sweet potato – Make sure you bake your sweet potato first (or ahead of time) so it’s cool enough to handle.
  2. Drain tuna – Drain tuna and place in a small bowl. Use a fork to break the chunks into small pieces.
  3. Mix remaining ingredients – Add sweet potato chunks, tomatoes, celery and scallion and mix together. Add the hummus and mustard, to moisten the tuna to your preference. I used about 2.5 Tablespoons of hummus.
  4. Season – Sprinkle with sea salt and freshly ground pepper.
  5. Serve – I enjoyed the tuna salad on top of a salad with romaine lettuce, cucumbers and mushrooms but you could easily place it between two slices of whole grain bread (like Ezekiel bread) to make a healthy tuna sandwich.


  • Don’t forget to bake your sweet potato ahead of time so it’s cool enough to handle and chop for the salad.
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1/2 of recipe
  • Calories: 270
  • Sugar: 3g
  • Sodium: 455mg
  • Fat: 14g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 10g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 8g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 22g
  • Cholesterol: 48mg

Keywords: sweet potato tuna salad, no mayo tuna salad

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