Clean Eating Tuna Salmon Salad Sandwich

I’ve been meaning to share this recipe with you all for years now. Oh well, maybe not years, but definitely some weeks as we’re talking about really good stuff here.

But then terrible pics happened.

Followed by hours of me struggling with photoshop in attempt not to make the whole dish look this unattractive.


Clean Eating Tuna Salmon Salad Sandwich: the perfect high protein lunch!


Needless to say it did not work, but you know, I’ve been so busy with exams and half marathon training that I suddenly see my self with no stuff to blog about left ahhh.

So the delicious recipe with the ugly pictures it is today. 

You still here? 


Clean Eating Tuna Salmon Salad Sandwich: the perfect high protein lunch!


Glad to see you didn’t runaway from this monster, because, apart from getting an 1/10 in looks, this sandwich is quite an amazing one. 

Full of protein, calcium and fiber: the spread alone is filling enough to be a great snack on its own. And let me tell you the best part now: unlike most tuna spreads on the market, there’s no mayo, nor cream cheese involved.


Clean Eating Tuna Salmon Salad Sandwich: the perfect high protein lunch!


How cool is that?

Made only with real ingredients, this is a sandwich you can feel good about eating all the time. And believe me: you’ll want to!


Clean Eating Tuna Salmon Salad Sandwich
Serves 6
Made only with real ingredients and jam packed with protein, calcium and fiber: a snack you should feel good about eating!
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  1. 500 grams cottage cheese (fat free, low fat and full fat work)
  2. 1/2 head broccoli
  3. 1/2 red pepper
  4. 1 red onion
  5. 1 carrot
  6. 150 grams smoked salmon
  7. 2 small cans tuna (packed in water)
  8. 1 tsp worcestershire sauce
  9. 1 tsp tamari sauce (can sub soy sauce)
  10. salt and pepper to taste
  11. lime juice (optional)
  1. Chop all the veggies and salmon nicely. A food proccesor works best for this, but you can use a knife too if you don't feel like doing a lot of dishes afterwards.
  2. Stir in pureed cottage cheese, tuna, sauces and seasonings ans stir until combined.
  1. This doesn't keep well for longer than a day!
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Sorry this was such an uninteresting post guys. I’ve got lots of things to tell you but no time to do so until like June *sighs*. Can exam season be over yet? thankyouverymuch

If you need me I’ll be sitting in a dark corner worrying about my next biochem exam and longing for summer to come. But you’d better bring cookies if you want me to talk to you – you’re warned!

 Anyway, make sure you’ll back soon in order to find out more about my next half-marathon next post, which, if you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know it’s going to be awesome ๐Ÿ˜‰

Have a lovely weekend!



  • Reply cheri March 28, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    What a interesting combination, I love tuna, will have to try this, thanks Consuelo!

  • Reply Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner March 28, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    Girl, you crazy! I think these pics look great, but we are our own worst critics. My father in law loves salmon salads and I think he would love this. Awesome idea. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes March 28, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    You’ve been holding out on US??!! haha! This looks so good!!

  • Reply josefinetm March 28, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    These pictures are gorgeous! Not bad at all. I love the blue back drop!
    And the sandwich looks amazing. Good luck on your exams.

  • Reply Christine @ Cooking with Cakes March 28, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    Consuelo your pictures are always incredible!!! this sandwich looks like a lovely lunch to chomp into ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Mariana @The Candid Kitchen March 28, 2014 at 10:22 pm

    Don’t think it’s uninteresting at all! This inspires me to have better lunches! And I totally simpathise with ”bad” pictures…it’s such a shame when it happens, but yours look great!

  • Reply Helen @ Scrummy Lane March 28, 2014 at 11:22 pm

    I actually don’t think these are ugly photos at all, Consuelo! But hey, I get you. They’re not how you imagined in your mind, maybe. Keep on in there … June isn’t so far away! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply marcie@flavorthemoments March 28, 2014 at 11:24 pm

    I think I’m as hard on my photos as you are. I mean, when you love a dish so much, you want it to look as good as possible to everyone because they can’t taste it, right? Your pictures may not have turned out the way you wanted them to, but I’ll tell you, this salad looks amazing, Consuelo! I have to remind myself constantly that people don’t see the way I imagine the pictures to be, so they look fine. I’ll learn to let go if you will, ok? ๐Ÿ™‚ I would totally dive into this sandwich right now if I could!

  • Reply Jo @ The Contented Baker March 28, 2014 at 11:58 pm

    What are you talking about? The photos look great and the sandwich hugely apetizing?!! Delicious ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Reply Raine Young March 29, 2014 at 1:02 am

    How much cottage cheese? Did I miss that part?

    • Reply Consuelo March 29, 2014 at 1:05 am

      Whoops sorry! Thanks for noting, I just fixed that : )
      It is 500 grams : )

  • Reply Monica March 29, 2014 at 1:08 am

    Pictures look great to me. I love clean eating and eating real food (real chocolate cake counts, I hope). : )

  • Reply Mary Frances @ The Sweet Tooth Life March 29, 2014 at 2:37 am

    Girl, I would love it if my photos turned out like this! I would also love it if I could have a sandwich right now. Double fish goodness! Tuna salad times 10!

  • Reply Joanne March 29, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    This looks great if you ask me!! I chose this over any other tuna salad sandwich!

  • Reply Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen March 29, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    Oooo! I like the addition of the salmon – great idea Consuelo!

  • Reply Johlene March 29, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    Seriously you make healthy food look sooo good.. I want one of these sandwiches right now! Iยดm hungry nowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww… Happy weekend! xoxo

  • Reply Jamie@Milk N Cookies March 29, 2014 at 4:18 pm

    This looks so healthy and nutritious! I love that you were able to squeeze so many nourishing ingredients into this recipe. And putting smoked salmon into tuna salad? What a great idea!

    By the way, I think your pictures look great. Very bright and colorful! I’ve had my own difficulty with taking pictures recently. There’s only one room in our apartment that works for taking pictures, and sometimes it doesn’t have the best natural light, especially at the times when I’m trying to take pictures. It can be so frustrating!

  • Reply Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor March 29, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    LOVE your pics! Seriously, they are so bright, vibrant and happy! I wish I could dive right into this sandwich for lunch!

  • Reply caileejoy March 29, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    This looks delicious!! I love love LOVE salmon salad from Whole Foods!! YUM ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for sharing! Hope that you have a great weekend!

  • Reply Carmel Moments March 29, 2014 at 9:55 pm

    These photos are gorgeous! It just makes me want to take a huge bite.

  • Reply Jessica @ Jessiker Bakes March 29, 2014 at 11:56 pm

    YUM! Girl you know these pictures aren’t anywhere near ugly, we are our worst critics!! First thing I said was “oh wow that looks good” as always!

  • Reply bakerbynature March 30, 2014 at 12:22 am

    This is totally my kinda meal! So perfect for lunch!

  • Reply Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl March 30, 2014 at 4:08 am

    Goodness girl, your pictures are lovely! Loving this fresh lunch sandwich!

  • Reply Sugar and Cinnamon March 30, 2014 at 7:17 am

    What are you talking about the photos are great! I know that feeling though when lightroom just can’t fix how ugly the dish was it’s so frustrating! This looks super yummy though ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply atasteofmadess March 30, 2014 at 7:25 am

    These pictures are far from ugly. I want to reach through the screen and grab a sandwich. These look totally yummy!

  • Reply Layla @ Brunch Time Baker March 30, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    This the perfect spring time lunch sandwich! It’s light and wonderful!

  • Reply Kelly March 30, 2014 at 8:36 pm

    Your pictures always look incredible Consuelo – so bright and cheery! I love salmon and tuna sandwiches and this looks like the perfect lunch – pinning ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Erin March 31, 2014 at 2:12 am

    Food doesn’t need to be pretty to be absolutely fantastic! AND, I would still face plant into this, pics as is! Give yourself some credit girl ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply danguole March 31, 2014 at 6:04 am

    Oh man, we’ve all been there! It’s hard to make fish salad look good. But honestly, these pictures look perfectly appealing to me! I would not say no to that lunch, no ma’am.

  • Reply Kayley | The Kitchen McCabe March 31, 2014 at 7:03 pm

    What are you talking about, terrible pics! I’m loving them! Especially that overhead on the blue backdrop. Love the colors! This looks like a super tasty lunch!

  • Reply Allie | Baking a Moment March 31, 2014 at 7:15 pm

    I don’t know if it’s just because I’m super hungry right now, but I think the pictures look amazing! That sandwich sounds awesome, I love all the flavors you have going on there. I want to eat it right now! Pinned ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Reply Chris @ Shared Appetite March 31, 2014 at 8:32 pm

    Hope all your exams go well Consuelo and you can start relaxing soon!

  • Reply Nora (A Clean Bake) March 31, 2014 at 10:13 pm

    I adore this recipe! Healthy, mayo-free tuna salad is one of my favorite go-to lunches, so this is right up my alley. I’m pinning this to make for lunch!

  • Reply Christin@SpicySouthernKitchen April 1, 2014 at 11:02 pm

    I think your pictures are wonderful! I love tuna and smoked salmon but never thought to combine them together in a salad. Sounds delicious!

  • Reply Ruby @ The Ruby Red Apron April 2, 2014 at 4:27 am

    What do you mean?? I see beautiful pictures of a tuna salad sandwich and I want to eat it right now! Thanks for this healthy tuna sandwich recipe!

  • Reply Davida @The Healthy Maven April 3, 2014 at 2:55 am

    These are gorgeous! It’s funny, I think self-taught photographers are often hardest on themselves! I know I am. But let’s be honest, even a bad picture of yours is better than the majority of food bloggers out there so ya ain’t got nothing to worry about!

  • Reply Julie March 26, 2015 at 11:48 am

    I just found your blog via Instagram and I’m already totally addicted ! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Those pictures look totally yummie ! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ll try your tuna-salad tonight for dinner and I’m sure that
    other recipes will follow !
    Great work !
    un besito

  • Reply Sharon November 16, 2015 at 2:35 pm

    I made this salad, had to substitute balsamic for the Worcheshire , it turned out Devine . great taste and texture.

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