Upgrade Your Tuna Salad With This Dressing Swap

The main ingredients in tuna salad include canned tuna packed in oil or water and mayonnaise. Most recipes add other elements such as relishes, celery, pickles, onion, and boiled egg to enhance the salad's taste. Spread it over lettuce, crackers, tortillas, or bread, and voila, your meal is complete!

Not only is tuna salad delicious, but it's also nutritious. Gotham Bagels says that tuna contains vitamins, minerals, protein, iron, and omega-3 fatty acids that support your health. Tuna salad is also an affordable meal, and according to Live Strong, tuna may also help you lose weight, depending on your added ingredients. 

It's common to get stuck in a bit of a tuna salad rut, though. Wouldn't it be nice to dress up that recipe by swapping mayonnaise for a dressing with a unique, fresh flavor? This tuna tweak will add crave-able flavor to your tuna salad. With a few simple shifts in ingredients, you'll be on your way to your new way of making tuna salad.

Drizzle Green Goddess dressing on your tuna salad

According to Fed & Fit, Green Goddess dressing is a cool and creamy sauce that tastes bright, herby, and fresh; it's also versatile. It can be purchased pre-made, or you can make it at home with just a few ingredients. Love & Lemons says that this green dressing consists of Greek yogurt, fresh herbs, lemon, olive oil, capers, garlic, salt, and pepper. There are variations to the recipe, of course.

Bon Appétit's recipe calls for herbs such as tarragon, basil, parsley, and dill. Their herbaceous Green Goddess tuna salad sandwich combines the flavors of this creamy dressing with a can of tuna to create a delicious English muffin sandwich.

Misfits Market has their own take on the salad, fancy-ing it up with sliced avocado and microgreens for serving. They say you can keep the sandwich open-faced and call it tartine, which means toast in French. Include abundant herbs, sustainable tuna fish, and flavorful Green Goddess dressing, and top it on sourdough for a luxe tuna tartine.