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What Goes Well with Tuna Salad? 10 Incredible Side Dishes

I bet you love tuna salad, right?

It’s a delicious dish that can be enjoyed any time of year.

But what do you serve it with?

That’s the question we here at Happy Muncher will answer in this blog post.

sides for tuna salad

We’ll explore 10 different side dishes that will go perfectly alongside your next tuna salad meal.

These side dishes are sure to please even picky eaters!

What Goes Well with Tuna Salad? 10 Incredible Side Dishes

1. Caesar Salad

What Goes Well with Tuna Salad

The pairing of Caesar Salad and tuna may seem like an unlikely pair at first, but trust me when I say that they are perfect together.

Not only do both dishes have a lightness to them that you won’t find in other salads or sandwiches; their refreshing flavors will make your taste buds thank you for days after eating them!

2. Roasted cauliflower with lemon, garlic, and thyme

If you’re looking for something that has a little more flavor, look no further than roasted cauliflower

The cooking method is incredibly easy and not only does it produce an amazing outcome; paired with the tuna salad recipe below this dish will be sure to fill your stomach but also keep things interesting!

3. Fried green tomatoes

Not only do these fried green tomatoes taste amazing; they are an easy side dish to make!

See also this article about the 19 best sauces for fried green tomatoes.

All you need to do to make them is slice up some ripe tomatoes and then toss them with a little bit of cornmeal. 

I promise you will love them. 

I guarantee it. 

4. Grilled zucchini with pesto sauce

Pairing a side dish with tuna salad isn’t always the easiest of tasks, but when done right, the results can be spectacular. 

This grilled zucchini recipe is my take on the classic “pesto pasta.” 

It’s got all the basil and pine nuts but I’ve added a touch of lemon and garlic to bring some zing to the dish. It’ll be hard to resist the combo of those flavors and the delicious bite from the tuna!

5. Baked beans with bacon and brown sugar

The fact that baked beans are so filling isn’t a secret to anyone. 

Whether you like them spicy, smoky, sweet, or just plain delicious, they’ll always be a favorite when paired with tuna salad

This recipe is great for any time of year but especially during the summer. 

It’s light, tasty and it can be made in minutes, all of which makes this side dish a great go-to when you’re in need of a quick, healthy snack or lunch.

6. Cauliflower rice fried in butter and curry powder 

The curry powder and butter give this dish an amazing depth of flavor that will make you forget all about what you were thinking about just a minute ago.

The combination of the curry and the butter makes it so that the cauliflower rice tastes like it was cooked in butter… and I love butter.

As a side dish, you can make it like a regular potato dish, and it’s definitely easier than making a regular potato salad.

It’s also perfect if you want a side dish that’s a little more filling and more nutritious.

7. Asparagus spears cooked in olive oil, salt, pepper, lemon juice, and Parmesan cheese

I know this sounds like an odd pairing, but trust me when I say it works perfectly. 

Just because you may be used to pairing broccoli with tuna salad doesn’t mean that asparagus must join the list of those things that don’t go together!

For the most part, the flavors that make up this recipe are mild enough that they won’t overwhelm any of the other flavors in the dish. 

You will notice that it calls for asparagus stalks, which are the tough parts of the vegetable that are usually discarded or cooked separately from the florets. 

8. Couscous with dried cranberries, toasted almonds, and parsley

This side dish has the perfect amount of crunch and sweetness to go along with a hearty tuna salad. 

The couscous is made extra fluffy by toasting it, and you can also try using different kinds of nuts for an even more varied taste.

I hope you enjoy making this recipe as much as I enjoyed preparing it!

9. Simple slaw

When you want a side dish that is really light, there’s nothing better than a simple slaw. 

You don’t need to have any fancy recipes or ingredients to make a good slaw. 

This recipe for a classic slaw is perfect for topping off a grilled burger or sandwich or even as a side dish for a quick meal on the go.

The slaw gets its flavor from some lemon, vinegar, and salt, but the best part about it is that it only requires a few ingredients and you can use anything you have in your kitchen to make it.

If you’re looking for something light, refreshing, and delicious, look no further than this sl

10. Baked sweet potato fries

Tuna salad isn’t complete without french fries. 

I know this may seem like a strange combination, but trust me; I guarantee you won’t regret making them!

When paired with the other ingredients, the potatoes come out perfectly golden brown and taste amazing!

The combination of sweet potato and tuna is one that is very reminiscent of my favorite childhood snack – potato chips!


Whether you’re feeling like a simple tuna salad sandwich or you want to spice things up and go for something with more flavor, these recipes will be sure to please even the pickiest eaters!

There are so many options when it comes to side dishes.

Pick one, but don’t stop there.

Try them all and see which one you like the best!