Fresh Tuna Salad with Simple Lemon Dijon

Recipe posted in: Lunch/Dinner
tuna salad

Tuna Salad gets a tangy twist in this delicious recipe, which features crisp bibb lettuce, zesty lemon and flavorful sweet peas. It might sound fancy, but trust us: This Fresh Tuna Salad with Simple Lemon Dijon is simple to make even on busy weeknights.

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Servings: 4

Nutrition Information

  • 1 Healthy Fat
  • 1 Protein
  • 1.5 Vegetables


  • 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp. minced red onion
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • ¼ cup plus 2 tsp. canola oil, divided
  • 1 lb. fresh tuna, about 1-inch thick
  • 1 (8-oz.) head Bibb or Boston lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces (4 to 5 cups)
  • ½ cup frozen peas, thawed
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Whisk together lemon juice, onion, and mustard in a mixing bowl. Slowly whisk in 1/4 cup of the oil. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  2. Season tuna with salt and pepper. Heat remaining oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook tuna 1 1/2 minutes per side for medium rare or to desired doneness. Transfer to a cutting board.
  3. Divide lettuce among serving plates and sprinkle with peas. Slice tuna and divide among salads; drizzle with dressing and serve.