Skinny Buffalo Ranch Tuna Salad

Make your tuna salad come alive with this fantastic buffalo ranch tuna salad! It has a bit of a kick but is not too hot. So versatile, use it to make sandwiches, low-carb lettuce wraps, or dip with crackers. Each ½ cup serving has 78 calories, and 2 grams of fat.
Skinny Buffalo Ranch Tuna Salad

Helpful Tips About this Recipe

Makes 2½ cups total.

Shopping Tips
I like to use sandwich thins when making sandwiches. Many brands can be found in most supermarkets. One sandwich thin has 100 calories, 1g fat, and 5g fiber.
I like Franks Red Hot Original sauce for this recipe. Many hot wings sauces are way too spicy for my taste. This one is just spicy enough. You’ll find it in most supermarkets where Tabasco and other hot sauces are sold. Or, use your favorite sauce.

Serving Tips

To Make Sandwiches: Open each sandwich thin and spread ½ cup of tuna on the bottom of each. Top with 1 large slice of tomato. Top each with remaining half of sandwich thin. Makes 5 sandwiches, each ½ cup tuna salad
To Make Lettuce Wraps: Top each lettuce leaf with ¼ cup tuna salad and spread a little over the leaf.  Top each lettuce wrap with a slice of tomato. Makes 10 lettuce wraps, each ¼ cup tuna salad (If serving for a meal, 2 lettuce wraps per person)
You can also serve as a dip with crackers.

WW Freestyle SmartPoints

WW SmartPoints
SKINNY FACTS: for ½ cup buffalo tuna salad
78 calories, 2g fat, 0g sat. fat, 22mg chol, 11g prot, 4g carbs, 1g fiber, 446mg sod, 1g sugar


Skinny Buffalo Ranch Tuna Salad

Skinny Buffalo Ranch Tuna Salad

5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 5
Calories 78 kcal


  • ½ cup The Best Skinny Ranch Dressing or your favorite light ranch dressing
  • 1 tablespoon hot buffalo wing sauce (I like Frank’s Red Hot sauce), see shopping tips
  • A little cracked black pepper
  • 2 (5 ounce) cans white meat tuna, packed in water and drained
  • ¾ cup celery stalks, diced small
  • cup carrots, diced small


  • Prepare The Best Skinny Ranch Dressing or use your favorite store-bought light ranch dressing.
  • In a medium bowl, add drained tuna. Mash with a fork until flaky. Add ranch dressing, hot buffalo wings sauce, black pepper, celery, and carrots to the tuna. Mix well until completely combined.
  • Store leftovers in a covered container in the fridge for up to 3 days.


Serving: 0.5cupCalories: 78kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 11gFat: 2gCholesterol: 22mgSodium: 446mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gBlue Smart Points: 1Green Smart Points: 1Plus Points: 2
Tried this recipe?Let me know how it was!


  1. 5 stars
    I loved it, and will be making it a lunch staple! I think 1/2 cup for the serving size isn’t right though. The recipe above (for my appetite) made 2 servings (as each tuna can indicates), but even at 2 servings, you have 230 calories. Pour that over a bed of spring mix greens and you have a very healthy, low-calorie, satisfying lunch!

  2. So happy you loved this tuna. It’s a different version of an old standby!
    Thanks for your feedback, Kelly!
    My best wishes,

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