Whole Foods Amazing Tuna Salad Made Skinny


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The first time I tasted this colorful tuna salad was at Whole Foods on Columbus Circle in NYC.  I fell in love with the flavor and knew I had to make a skinny version at home!  Light mayonnaise, dried cranberries, fresh dill and chopped apples are some of the yummy ingredients used to make this skinny version so fabulous! I added even more apples and celery then they do.  The skinny for 1 serving, 205 calories, 8 grams fat and 5 Weight Watchers SmartPoints.  I like to eat it scooped into a small dish or on top of 1 romaine lettuce leaf.  You can make it as a sandwich or spread on reduced-fat crackers too.  Whichever way you choose to serve it, it’s really, really delicious!

Prep Time: 10 minutes


1 (5.25 oz) can of white albacore tuna, (water packed) drained well

½ cup chopped apples, such as Gala, Fuji or Honeycrisp, unpeeled

⅓ cup celery, chopped

¼ cup diced scallions or red onions

3 tablespoons dried sweetened cranberries

3 tablespoons Best Foods Light mayonnaise (Hellman’s Light)

1 tablespoon minced fresh dill

1 tablespoon lemon juice

2 romaine lettuce leaves, optional


1. Add all the ingredients to a bowl, except lettuce. Mix well to combine.

2. Scoop about 1 cup of tuna into a small dish or bowl. Or, line 2 plates with a romaine lettuce leaf. Scoop about 1 cup tuna onto each lettuce leaf.

Makes 2 servings (each serving, about 1 cup)

Food Fact

Tuna fish is a member of the mackerel family. It’s found in warmer waters in the Indian, Pacific, Atlantic and Mediterranean oceans.  Tuna’s probably the most popular fish used for canning today. About 3.5 million metric tons are fished commercially each year.

Healthy Benefits

Tuna is great lean protein when packed in water. It’s rich in omega-3 nutrients, known to raise HDL (good cholesterol) and lower LDL (bad cholesterol).

You’ll cut the sodium content by rinsing the can of tuna after it’s drained. Open the can, drain the water and while still in the can, run fresh water over the tuna and drain again.

Serving Tips

I like to eat it scooped into a small dish. But, you can make it as a sandwich, serve on top of some field greens, over chopped romaine lettuce or spread on reduced-fat crackers. It makes a very generous portion per serving and is very filling!

Weight Watchers SmartPoints
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS

SKINNY FACTS: for 1 serving (about 1 cup)
205 calories, 8g fat, 1g sat. fat, 27mg chol, 17g protein, 18g carbs, 2g fiber, 350mg sodium, 11g sugar
FACTS: for Whole Foods Tuna with Fuiji Apple and Cranberry (4 ounces)
260 calories, 16g fat, 14g protein, 7g carbs, 0g fiber, 290 sodium, 1g sugar