Whole Foods Amazing Tuna Salad Made Skinny

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.   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!

Helpful Tips About this Recipe

Food Facts
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!

WW Freestyle SmartPoints
WW SmartPoints
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 Freestyle SmartPoints
92 calories, 1g sat. fat, 8g sugar, 0g protein


Whole Foods Amazing Tuna Salad Made Skinny

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 205 kcal


  • 1 can (5.25 oz) white albacore tuna, (water-packed) drained well
  • ½ cup chopped apples, such as Gala, Fuji or Honeycrisp, unpeeled
  • 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


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


Serving: 1cupCalories: 205kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 17gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 350mgFiber: 2gSugar: 11gBlue Smart Points: 4Green Smart Points: 5Plus Points: 5
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  1. Hi…I’m interested in this tuna salad recipe but if I put 1/2 the cranberries or no cranberries would it cut down on the WW smart points per serving?
    Pls let me know…Thx Joanne

  2. Joanne, if you leave the dried cranberries out, this recipe has 2 WW Freestyle Points per serving.
    My best,

  3. Oh my goodness…Thank you so much, Kelly!!! I’m so happy you’re enjoying my recipes!
    Wishing you all the best,

  4. I have not tried your recipe but I will tell you one thing.. there was not long ago this Tuna Salad with dill and it was HORRIBLE, if there is one herb that does not go well with Tuna, it is Dill. and it comes from someone who loves dill so much that could put it on a chocolate!

    Also, I think with the tuna salad and Whole Foods, they tried many different kinds over the years and the just Cranberry Tuna salad was the best, without any other healthy garbage in it.

    I would rather have less of delicious salad as God intended it then water it down, cut on stuff and make erzatz that is neither or.

    Hard Pass.

  5. Elenore, I too love Whole Food’s Cranberry Tuna salad. It’s so yummy. As far as this recipe, I’ve made it for years and my family and friends love it! Even with the dill.
    That said, sounds like it’s clearly not a recipe for you!
    All the best,

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