a super easy lunch.

This post was sponsored by StarKist.

Growing up my mom would always say the hardest part of cooking was to remember to thaw the meat. There are many nights I agree and that is one of the reasons I appreciate the convenience of a ready-to-eat protein source. While many times vegan/vegetarian options are ready-to-eat, only eating non-animal protein sources day after day does not leave me satisfied. I’ve always kept StarKist’s Tuna Creations packs on hand for easy “tear and pair” style recipe such as this one.

For this recipe, you simply make a tuna salad and pair it with chips and fruit. Over the years I’ve made so many variations of this recipe and you can really throw in any finely chopped fruit or veggie you have in your fridge. The lemon pepper flavor of StarKist Tuna Creations brings a tangy, citrus flavor to the meal that I welcome with open arms (and I went ahead and added relish since I love a strong tangy flavor! I’ve also added capers in the past and I love it!).

This meal leaves me satisfied thanks to the variety of textures and most of the food groups being included. We’ve got a great source of protein from the tuna, a great source of fat from the mayo, a great source of fiber from the fruits and vegetables, and a great source of carbs from the chips.

If you are a Costco member who lives in Texas, many Texas Costco’s now carry StarKist Creations so I encourage you to scoop them up there and give this recipe a try. Enjoy!

Super Easy Lunch.

Yield: serves 1 (easily doubled, tripled)


1, 4.5oz packet StarKist Tuna Creations Lemon Pepper
any fruit or veggies you have in the fridge, finely chopped (examples: radishes, grapes, apples, carrots, celery, bell pepper, pickles)
1-2 tbsp chopped walnuts
1-2 tbsp mayo
2 tsp mustard
dill (to taste)


In a bowl, combine all ingredients. Serve with chips + fruit.



  1. I love keeping these tuna pouches on hand for quick lunches and snacks! The lemon pepper is my favorite. Great reminder for me to pick up some on my next trip to the store!

  2. I love a good tuna salad. This is a good reminder to add in any diced veggies or fruit (sometimes I forget that grapes or raisins can be great additions!!)

  3. mmm, bowl full of goodness. i cant believe how long i refused to eat tuna because it looked gross! 

  4. Kylie – I don’t eat fish, but I have heard that Starkist has started making chicken packets like these. Do you think you could make a recipe that uses the chicken version instead? I love chicken salad BUT I am not very creative in the kitchen! :(

  5. Healthy, easy, and cheap! Brilliant!

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