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A Healthier Ranch Seafood Salad that combines the flavors of ranch dressing, tuna salad, and salmon salad.  Whip up a batch for lunches during the week, or serve it as a party appetizer.

Healthier Ranch Seafood Salad {Paleo, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Dairy-Free, Nightshade-Free} | cleaneatingveggiegirl.comHave you ever chosen to just throw a hodgepodge of recipes together and then found out that the results were crazy good?

That is essentially what happened for this recipe.

Healthier Ranch Seafood Salad {Paleo, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Dairy-Free, Nightshade-Free} | cleaneatingveggiegirl.comBefore we get to the recipe, here is a little background:

Salmon and tuna salads have been my go-to easy lunches lately, mostly because they basically require using only about 10 percent of my overall effort.  Open a can, throw in some mayo and seasonings, stir, done.  And then if I’m feeling super fancy, I’ll serve it on butter lettuce leaves or in collard green wraps.  I may even go one step further and really try by adding carrots or plantain chips on the side.

Healthier Ranch Seafood Salad {Paleo, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Dairy-Free, Nightshade-Free} | cleaneatingveggiegirl.comAll of this is great 99 percent of the time.  But there are other times when you are perusing your Pinterest board in an effort to actually make some of the recipes you have saved (shocking), and a pin from over seven months ago jumps out at you.

It was this one, by the way.

Healthier Ranch Seafood Salad {Paleo, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Dairy-Free, Nightshade-Free} | cleaneatingveggiegirl.comAt this point you instantly remember why you saved the recipe in the first place.  A) it sounded delicious; and B) it inspired you to use similar flavors in a tuna or salmon salad.

Healthier Ranch Seafood Salad {Paleo, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Dairy-Free, Nightshade-Free} | cleaneatingveggiegirl.comAs you may have guessed, every time I said “you,” I was really referring to me.  So now a ranch-inspired tuna/salmon salad has come to be.  And with my tendency to throw several recipes together at once, I am calling this a “seafood salad” because it calls for both tuna and salmon (though I won’t know if you just use one).

Healthier Ranch Seafood Salad {Paleo, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Dairy-Free, Nightshade-Free} | cleaneatingveggiegirl.comHealthier Ranch Seafood Salad
Paleo, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Dairy-Free, Nightshade-Free, Soy-Free, Nut-Free, Pescetarian, Whole 30

*Adapted from this recipe.

Serves 3

Ingredients

1 6 oz can of wild caught salmon (in water), drained
1 5 oz can of wild caught tuna (in water), drained
4 to 5 TB of mayonnaise (this is my favorite)
1 tsp dried minced onion
1/2 tsp dried parsley
1/2 tsp dried dill
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp pink Himalayan sea salt
2 tsp capers
diced green onions and olives, optional for topping
collard green leaves or butter lettuce leaves, optional for wrapping

Directions

1. Combine salmon, tuna, mayonnaise, seasonings, and capers in a medium bowl.  Stir until well-combined.

2. Serve in your wrap of choice (I chose collard green leaves) and/or with veggies and chips.  Top with green onions and olives, if desired.

Healthier Ranch Seafood Salad {Paleo, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Dairy-Free, Nightshade-Free} | cleaneatingveggiegirl.comThis Healthier Ranch Seafood Salad is the perfect #Paleo #Whole30 lunch! Click To Tweet

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  • Kelli April 27, 2016, 10:06 am

    This recipe looks right up my alley! Ranch flavors + Mayo + Tuna/Salmon – yum! I’m the only one in my house who likes canned fish so I won’t even have to share 😉 Thanks for the recipe! Pinned 🙂
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    • ClnEatingVegGrl April 27, 2016, 3:59 pm

      Even better! Who wants to share?! 😉

  • Cailee April 27, 2016, 10:40 am

    YUM! This looks so good! I love that you added some salmon in the sea food salad! I love salmon! Also, I need to get my hands on these wraps!! SO healthy! Thanks for the yummy recipe!
    xoxo Cailee!
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    • ClnEatingVegGrl April 27, 2016, 4:01 pm

      I think I have found that I enjoy canned tuna more than canned salmon BUT canned salmon is generally healthier… so I just mix the two to have the best of both worlds 😉

  • Kristy @ Southern In Law April 28, 2016, 3:19 pm

    This looks so so good! And it’s full of so much flavour I feel like I could eat it on its own with a spoon!
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    • ClnEatingVegGrl April 28, 2016, 4:16 pm

      Trust me, you could. I may or may not have done that 😉

  • Dani @ Dani California Cooks April 29, 2016, 11:17 pm

    I could eat tuna salad for lunch every day, happily!
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    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 1, 2016, 8:24 am

      I hear you. It’s crazy how something so simple can be so good!

  • Sarah Grace Spann April 30, 2016, 7:44 am

    YUM, love me my tuna salads, so I know I’d love this one!

    xo,
    Sarah Grace
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    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 1, 2016, 8:25 am

      Yes! You really can’t beat the ranch flavor that’s going on!

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