Tuna Salad Low Carb Recipe with Spinach and Apple

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Here I show you my Tuna Salad Low Carb Recipe with spinach and apple.

The delicious Low Carb salad is great fun and comes with all kinds of healthy ingredients on the table.

Let yourself be inspired and conjure up a vitamin-rich, ingenious salad on your table.

Tuna salad – this is usually reminiscent of a salad with peppers and lots of vinegar.

I have thought about it and prepared a recipe for eye and palate for you.

This salad fits wonderfully into the guest kitchen and it makes you and your loved ones happy! Good success…

1. Recipe Tuna Salad Low Carb

The following recipe shows you how to prepare the salad step by step with photos.

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Tuna Salad Low Carb

Cooked, photographed and written down by chef Thomas Sixt.

Servings 4
Calories 371
Total Time 29 Min.
Preparation Time 19 Min.
Cook Time 10 Min.

Simple instructions to prepare low carb tuna salad.

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Tuna Salad Low Carb Recipe Image
Tuna Salad Low Carb Recipe Image © Thomas Sixt


Salad Vinaigrette for Tuna Salad

50 ml white wine vinegar
20 ml lemon juice
1/4 tsp Salt
5-6 pinches black pepper
1 tbsp honey (Use sugar substitute for strict LOW Carb diet!)
1 tbsp Dijon mustard, medium hot
some Cayenne pepper
2 cans Tuna in oil
1-2 tbsp Olive oil

Ingredients for the tuna salad

300 g leaf spinach fresh
1 pinches radishes
3 pc celery stalks
1 pc Apple
1 pc Zucchini
1 pc fennel
1 tsp Olive oil
1 pc Cress
15 pc roasted almonds


Vinegar and orange juice in a bowl with salad dressing ingredients.
Prepare tuna salad dressing.

Prepare Dressing

First put the white wine vinegar and the lemon juice in a large bowl.

Then add salt, pepper, honey, mustard and chilli.

For a good vinaigrette, always mix vinegar and spices first, so that a creamy dressing is formed when the oil is added.

Add the oil from the tuna can to the salad dressing and take the omega 3 fatty acids with you.

Add oil

Open the tuna can and stir the oil into the salad dressing.

Leave the tuna in the tin until serving.

Add olive oil to the salad dressing to taste.

Clean and prepare spinach Step picture
Clean the spinach, remove the stalks …

Prepare spinach

Clean the spinach and remove the coarse stalks.

Wash the spinach twice in plenty of cold water and spin dry.

Vegetables prepared for the salad Step picture
Prepare apple wedges, celery and radishes for the salad.

Prepare vegetables

Cut radishes into Julienne shapes, celery into thin, elongated slices, the apple into thin slices and put all the ingredients for the prepared salad dressing in the bowl.

Zuchini and fennel in the pan while frying.
Fry the zucchini and fennel.

Fry vegetables

Cut the zucchini and fennel into thin slices and fry them in a pan with the olive oil at high heat.

Season the vegetables with salt and pepper.

Marinate salad: spinach leaves, apple wedges, radish julienne and celery in a bowl with salad marinade.
Marinate the spinach salad with vegetables.

Marinade salad

Marinate spinach, apple slices, celery slices and radishes with the salad dressing.

Low carb tuna salad served.
Low carb tuna salad served in a deep plate.


Arrange the salad quickly, add the zucchini and fennel slices, add the tuna and serve decorated with cress and almonds.

2. Calories and Nutritional Values

3. Tipps for Tuna Salad Low Carb Prepare

I like low carb dishes very much, but I’m always looking for a kick.

If I’m honest, I just need a nice meal on my plate and a wonderful pleasure.

Losing weight is really fun with this salad!

Tip from chef Thomas Sixt

Low Carb is quite simple in this case…

The tuna fish puts a lot of protein on your plate, the other ingredients are only vegetables and fruit, all packed delicious.

Further tips on the recipe

Here we go 🙂

Tuna in a glass photographed from above.
White tuna from the glass deserves your attention. You can duck the fillets wonderfully and the fish tastes incredibly delicious.
Sesame tuna in the pan while frying.
Tuna steak, here with sesame breading in the pan while frying. Use a non-stick pan to fry tuna and use very little oil. I will show you how to get the sesame on the fish below in the recipe.

4. Other Recipes with Tuna

Tuna steak with vegetables – Low Carb
Tuna Salad with Romana Salad, Tomatoes, Avocado and Egg
Tuna noodles with garlic, parsley and peperoncino
Spaghetti with tuna and asparagus
Pasta salad with tuna with vegan and vegetarian variation
Tuna Pasta with Basil and Tomatoes
Tuna Pizza
Nizza Salad – Salad Nicoise
Vitello Tonnato
Tuna spread with herbs and vegetables

5. More Ideas for Salad

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