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The Best Lunch this Week is a Spicy Tuna Salad [Recipe]

These days we all want a quick lunch, but sometimes we sacrifice taste, and this shouldn’t be the case. To make this delicious spicy tuna salad, you won’t even have to go outside your home, as most of it comes directly from your pantry or fridge.

How To Make a Gourmet Spicy Tuna Salad Without Buying a Single Ingredient

Tuna for the win

If you are like me, you already have many cans of tuna in your pantry, you know for that last-minute camping trip or an emergency.

If you have chicken, this works too, and if you’d rather use leftovers, all you need to do is make sure the meat is relatively clean and in small pieces.

Time for flavoring your tuna salad

We all have mayonnaise at home, but if you don’t, try using Greek yogurt instead. As for the peach jelly, it’s about a quick sweet addition, so any jelly you have will do.

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If you don’t have any or jelly isn’t your favorite, then use those dried cranberries from your trail mix. Half a handful should be enough.

As for the seasoning, it really all depends on what flavors you like. The recipe recommends chili powder, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, and lemon pepper seasoning.

But, if you don’t have those spices, consider adding actual lime or lemon juice, paprika, cumin, and pepper.

And finally, if you want another vibe

Turn this salad into an Asian one by adding soy sauce instead of lime juice, pepper flakes, and some peanuts. Then you’ll have a different lunch by using the main ingredients and following the same recipe.

To enjoy this, refrigerate for at least 1 hour before eating. You can save it for later by putting in an airtight container in the fridge. Serve with bread, as a salad, or eat it with crackers.

Spicy Tuna Salad

Course: Salads




  • 1 (5 oz or 25 g) canned tuna

  • 1/4 cup (32 g) mayonnaise

  • 1 tsp chili powder

  • 1 tsp lemon pepper seasoning

  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder

  • dash of cayenne pepper

  • 1 tsp peach jelly

  • salt and pepper


  • Combine all the ingredients in a medium-sized bowl. Mix well.
  • This is best served with crackers or as a sandwich filling.
  • Enjoy.