This Buffalo Tuna Salad puts a tangy and spicy spin on traditional tuna salad, and comes together in just 5 minutes! It’s also Whole30, paleo and Keto friendly.

Any other tuna salad lovers out there? I’ve always been a huge fan ever since I was little. I used to make sandwiches using my Mickey sandwich maker…the old school one where you could make shapes with the bread and squirt mayo out of a tube. Anyone else? 🙂 Anyway, it was always tuna for me! This buffalo version has been my go-to as of lately. My absolute favorite way to eat it is with some Siete Foods grain free tortilla chips, but it’s awesome in lettuce wraps or regular sandwiches, and on top of salads, too!

My favorite tuna is Wild Planet Foods brand, which you can get at most grocery stories or through Thrive Market! I love Thrive because they have a ton of shelf-stable products you can only find in select stores, but at 25% off retail price! And they ship it right to your doorstep. You can use this link to get 25% off your first order plus a 30 day free trial! I also used Primal Kitchen mayo in this tuna salad…but you can definitely make your own, too!

I topped my lettuce wraps shown here with some Sir Kensington’s Buffalo Ranch (new obsession – it’s so good on everything!!) which you can also find on Thrive (and it’s Whole30 approved!).

If you’re looking for another easy lunch idea, try out my Sweet and Savory Chicken Salad!

This recipe is so easy and delicious – I hope it’s a helpful lunch idea for your busy weeks!

Happy cooking (or chopping in this case!),


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Buffalo Tuna Salad

A tangy twist on classic tuna salad, this Buffalo Tuna Salad is perfect served on lettuce wraps or on top of a salad. It's also Whole30, Paleo, and Keto friendly!
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  • 2 5 oz cans tuna, I like Wild Planet Foods brand
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and diced
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • ¼ cup mayo, check labels if doing Whole30
  • 2 tbsp Frank's Red Hot, or hot sauce of choice
  • 1 tbsp fresh dill, chopped
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ¼ tsp sea salt


  • If using Wild Planet or Safe Catch brands, do not drain it! Mix all ingredients together well in a medium-sized bowl. Serve with chips, crackers, in lettuce wraps, or on a sandwich or salad! Enjoy!


Calories: 352kcal, Carbohydrates: 4g, Protein: 34g, Fat: 23g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 13g, Monounsaturated Fat: 5g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 73mg, Sodium: 1376mg, Potassium: 440mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 6201IU, Vitamin C: 4mg, Calcium: 45mg, Iron: 3mg