Tuna Salsa Tortilla Salad: A Healthy Lunch Recipe

Finding a healthy lunch recipe that actually tastes good isn’t that easy, but I like to have a collection of them on hand to be able to have a quick lunch. This easy tuna salad recipe is just the thing…full of protein, low on calories, and takes only a few minutes to throw together.

This easy tuna lunch recipe takes only a few minutes to throw together, but is a really delicious and healthy tuna salad. Using canned tuna, salsa, and salad greens, you can have a delicious and easy lunch ready in a flash, without having to worry about too many calories.

One of my goals this year is to lose 45 pounds. I’ve been carrying this extra weight around for some time, and I really want to get it off this year.

Luckily, I love to exercise (yes, really). I go to the gym 4 to 5 days a week, so I’ve got the calorie-burning thing down. My problem with weight loss is the eating…I love to eat!

What I’ve discovered about myself and dieting over the past few years is that if I totally deprive myself of the foods I really love, then I am more likely to binge on them after a couple days of “being good.”

That’s why this year, I’m trying to create some healthy recipes that still contain a bit of the yummy stuff that I love to eat, but are much lower in calories.

This Tuna Salsa Tortilla Salad has all my favorites…crunchy tortilla chips, zesty salsa, and a bit of cheese and sour cream, plus, it is high in protein to keep you feeling full all afternoon (and less likely to snack).

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Tuna Salsa Tortilla Salad: A Healthy Lunch Recipe

Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword easy lunch recipes, main course salad recipes
Author Erin Myers


  • Handful of tortilla chips
  • 1-2 oz. grated cheddar cheese
  • 3 oz. tuna packed in water, drained
  • 2-4 T salsa
  • 1-2 c. shredded green leaf lettuce
  • 1/2 c. grape tomatoes halved
  • 1 T. sour cream


  1. Place the chips on a microwave-safe plate and cover with cheese. Microwave for 20-30 seconds, or until cheese is melted.
  2. Meanwhile, mix together the tuna and salsa until desired consistency.
  3. Place tuna mixture on top of chips, then layer on the remaining ingredients.
  4. Enjoy!

I literally threw this together for lunch the other day and enjoyed every mouthful! Hope you enjoy it too 🙂

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4 thoughts on “Tuna Salsa Tortilla Salad: A Healthy Lunch Recipe”

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    I’m so with you on loving to eat. That’s my biggest problem with losing weight. I exercise 5times a week but I’m still not losing much weight because I can’t exercise away the calories as fast as I can pack them in with eating. 🙂

    This salad looks great, very yummy!

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