The Gluten-Free [and Dairy-Free] Diner Cookbook and a Sample Recipe …


Words can definitely describe my friend Diane at The WHOLE Gang, but you will need a whole lot of them! She keeps a modest demeanor on her blog, sharing wisdom, recipes, and tips. But there is a super-spunky, energetic, passionate spitfire lurking behind that content. Now that I know Diane a bit better, her ecookbook makes perfect sense. She is gluten-free, dairy-free, and an enthusiastic promoter of whole, natural, and organic foods. But, she also loves the flavors of comfort foods. The Gluten-Free Diner Cookbook is a collection of recipes that truly looks like a snapshot of Diane’s kitchen, and I was honored to be invited inside. Also excited to share a recipe with you from the e-book…Three Onion Tuna Fish Salad!

Two Onion Tuna Salad - Dairy-free and gluten-free

Since my husband is allergic to eggs, all of the recipes I have tagged to make are egg-free too: 3 Grain Hot Cereal (a crockpot recipe!), Posole, Buffalo Chicken Mini Burgers (my husband would love these), Onion Rings, Papusas (I actually had my first papusa with Diane, so I was excited to see how easy they are to make!), and Blueberry & Blackberry Crumble. Our tastes are simple, but for those of you looking for more adventure, Diane doesn’t disappoint. There are approximately 50 gluten-free and dairy-free diner-inspired recipes in her e-cookbook. For a snapshot of the “Gluten-Free Diner Menu” scroll down past the recipe.

For my initiation into The Gluten-Free Diner Cookbook, I made one of the simple but filling salad recipes, and it turned out fabulous. With Diane’s permission, I’m sharing the recipe here, but with my own little adaptations. I only had two types of onions on hand, so to compensate, I also snuck in some grated carrot.You will have to get the ebook to see her original version in all its glory.

I served scoops of this tuna salad atop romaine lettuce and garnished with sliced olives, no additional dresing required! But of course, it will also work well with other veggies, in a sandwich, or with crackers.

Special Diet Notes: Two Onion Tuna Fish Salad

By ingredients. this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, nut-free, peanut-free, and gluten-free. Optionally egg-free and soy-free.

Two Onion Tuna Fish Salad
Recipe adapted from the ”Three Onion Wild Tuna Fish Salad” recipe in The Gluten-Free Diner by Diane Eblin.
Serves: Serves 2 for lunch or just 1 if you have a hearty appetite
  • 1 6-once can of American Tuna wild albacore tuna
  • (I don’t think mine was wild, it was an Albacore Tuna packed in olive oil)
  • 1 medium carrot, grated (finely grated)
  • 2 tablespoons regular or vegan mayonnaise (Diane calls for organic mayo, but we use Vegenaise Grapeseed Oil)
  • 2 green onions, sliced (can sub in chives)
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons finely Diced white or purple onions
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon celery seed
  • ⅛ teaspoon black pepper, or to taste
  1. Mix all ingredients together and let the party start!

Visit The WHOLE Gang to purchase The Gluten-Free Diner. For another preview, see below for the tempting two-page “diner menu.”

The Gluten-Free Diner


About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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