Curried Tuna Salad: A Protein-Packed Quick Lunch

If there’s one thing to know about me, it’s my unwavering love for tuna. I find myself reaching out for it every time I’m in the mood for a nourishing meal that doesn’t take forever to prepare. And this curried tuna salad? It’s the epitome of a hassle-free, delicious and high protein lunch!

One of the many things I adore about this recipe is its simplicity. Ready in just 5 minutes, it’s perfect for those mid-work lunch breaks or even a lazy Sunday brunch. But don’t be fooled by its quick prep time – it packs a whopping 40 grams of protein and an explosion of flavors that dance on the palate.

Unlike the traditional tuna salad, this version gets a spicy twist with the addition of curry powder. The curry not only imparts a golden hue but also introduces a depth of flavor that’s truly unique. The hard boiled egg is my little secret – it ramps up the protein content and lends a creamy texture to the salad.

curried tuna salad recipe

Curried Tuna Salad

A zesty curried tuna salad packed with 40 grams of protein, infused with golden raisins and fresh cilantro for a quick, flavorful lunch.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Chill Time 30 minutes
Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine American, Indian
Servings 2
Calories 424 kcal


  • 1 can tuna
  • 1 hard boiled egg chopped
  • 1/2 – 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • pinch salt
  • 1/4 cup mayo
  • 2 tbsp golden raisins
  • ¼ red onion diced
  • 2 stalks celery diced
  • Handful of cilantro chopped


  • In a mixing bowl, combine the tuna, chopped hard boiled egg, mayo, and curry powder. Mix well.
  • Add in the golden raisins, diced red onion, and sliced celery. Stir to combine.
  • Season with a pinch of salt and adjust according to taste.
  • Finish with a sprinkle of freshly chopped cilantro for an added layer of freshness.
  • Serve immediately or refrigerate for later.


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Calories: 424kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 38gFat: 28gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 14gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 259mgSodium: 613mgPotassium: 383mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 385IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 63mgIron: 4mg
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This curried tuna salad is versatile; have it on its own, spread on toast, or even wrapped in lettuce leaves for a low-carb alternative. Whether you’re on a health kick or just looking for a meal that’s as tasty as it is quick, this tuna salad has got you covered!

Lolita Carrico
Lolita Carrico
Exploring the art of graceful aging, I share my journey and tips on wellness, beauty, and nutrition for women embracing their vibrant 40s and beyond.

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