This Lemony Tuna Celery Dip Recipe brings back memories of my grandmothers Sunday dinner tuna salad recipe. Best yet – it can be put together in UNDER 8 MINUTES! While we tend to think of tuna salad as a lunch-only option, the truth is it is good any time. If I have leftover tuna salad from the day before, I’ll often have it for breakfast. The recipe below is great adaptation of the traditional tuna salad. When placed in romaine lettuce leaves for “lettuce wraps” or use the tuna dip to stuff in celery for celery boats. This dip is also fantastic with grilled romaine lettuce as a dipping tool – YUM!
Lemony Tuna Celery Dip Recipe is GREAT as a Dip!
As a snack or appetizer, Lemony Tuna Celery Dip Recipe makes a lovely dairy-free, a grain-free dish that is beautiful. Be generous with the lemon zest for some extra oomph (I love my microplaner to grate lemon zest!), and if you want to lower the fat content, reduce the mayo content. Customize it based on your family’s taste preferences.
Lemony Tuna Celery Dip Recipe
- Celery sticks, washed and ends cut
- 2 – 5 oz cans albacore tuna packed in water
- ¾ to 1 cup soy-free or vegan mayo
- 1 hard-boiled eggs, chopped
- 2 Tbsp onion, finely chopped
- 1 Tbsp slivered Italian parsley (optional)
- 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 1 tsp lemon zest
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Chopped fresh Italian parsley for garnish
- Combine tuna, mayo, eggs, onion, slivered parsley, lemon juice, lemon zest, salt and pepper in a bowl
- Serve on platter
- Refrigerate leftovers
Is Mayonnaise Bad For You?
The Lemony Tuna Celery Dip Recipe has a strong portion of mayonnaise content and mayo is definitely heavy with fat content. But is it actually BAD for you? This is one of the questions I get quite often in relationship to healthy cooking.
According to VeryWellfit.com’s review expert, Marisa Moore, RDN, MBA, “Depending on the type of diet you follow, mayo can be considered good or bad for you.” Mayonnaise is high-fat and calorie-dense. The good news is mayo is mostly unsaturated fat, which doctors would recommend over saturated. If you are on a low-carb or ketogenic diet this condiment can be used more liberally. If you are watching fat consumption, then nutritionists might recommend a mayo substitute or reduced-fat mayo instead of a full fat variety.
Is Vegan Mayonnaise Good For You?
It depends. Vegan Mayonnaise often has less fat calories than traditional mayonnaise. While this sounds like a good thing, and vegan mayonnaise can be used as a substitute if needed, some vegan mayonnaise products are full of artificial fillers. Often fillers are higher in carbohydrates and artificial ingredients. A good vegan mayo which has no additives or preservatives is Vegenaise. In my opinion it tastes better than regular mayo and has a delightfully smooth texture.