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mound of grilled tuna salad on lettuce leaf

Grilled Tuna Salad

Try making grilled tuna salad with fresh tuna steaks instead of using canned tuna. It's sandwich-changing.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword grilled, potato salad, tuna
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4
Calories 236 kcal
Author Christie Vanover


  • 12 ozs Albacore tuna steaks
  • 2 tbs canola oil
  • 1 tbsp dill pickle juice from jar
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp celery salt
  • 3 tbsp light mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp champagne vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 hard-boiled egg
  • 1/3 cup celery diced
  • 1 pickle spear diced
  • 1 tbsp onion minced


  1. Place the tuna steaks in a zip-top bag. Add 2 tablespoons canola oil, pickle juice, ½ teaspoon salt, pepper and celery salt into the bag. Toss to coat and allow flavors to blend for 20 minutes at room temperature.
  2. Heat the grill to medium-high heat. Place the steaks on the grill. Grill for 6 minutes. Don’t move the steak while it’s cooking. It will sear and easily flip when ready.
  3. After about 6 minutes, flip and grill for another 6 minutes. Remove from grill and let cool at room temperature.
  4. In a bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, mustard, lemon juice, vinegar and ½ teaspoon salt.
  5. Break the tuna steaks up with your fingers and add to the mayonnaise mixture. Stir to coat.
  6. Chop the hard-boiled egg and add to the tuna with the celery, pickle and onion.
  7. Enjoy on a bed of lettuce or as a sandwich.
Nutrition Facts
Grilled Tuna Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 236 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 80mg27%
Sodium 1072mg47%
Potassium 266mg8%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 21g42%
Vitamin A 1990IU40%
Vitamin C 0.7mg1%
Calcium 23mg2%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.