Apple Tuna Salad

  • This Apple Tuna Salad is a great way to change up the traditional tuna salad. Loaded with crisp sweet apples, celery, crunchy pecans, and of course tuna! Perfect for a light lunch!

    Apple tuna salad piled on a buttery croissant with a leaf of lettuce..

    *Originally published May 2016. Photos and text updated.*

    If you are tired of the traditional tuna salad this recipe is a nice change. It’s filled with sweet crunchy apples, celery, pecans, and a few simple ingredients.

    Make a large batch and have a quick and easy lunch on hand. I try to do this but my kids eat it up before I get to, lol!

    Reasons You Will Love This Easy Recipe:

    • Tuna is inexpensive and easy to keep on hand
    • It’s perfect for quick lunches
    • Uses simple easy to find ingredients
    • Would also be great for luncheons, showers, or other parties
    Ingredients needed to make apple tuna salad.

    Ingredients

    TUNA: Please use tuna packed in water for this recipe. Any brand you like will do.
    APPLE: Any apple that is your favorite for snacking will work great in this recipe.

    MAYO: Use homemade or store bought.
    CELERY

    PECANS
    ONION

    Two pictures showing all the ingredients in a bowl and then showing them mixed together.

    How To Make Apple Tuna Salad:

    Start by draining your tuna well. This is important because if it isn’t drained well the salad will be watery.

    Add the chopped apple, celery, pecans, onion, and mayo. Gently stir everything together until combined.

    Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator until ready to use.

    A close up of the salad in a bowl.

    How To Serve Apple Tuna Salad?

    • On toasted bread
    • Croissant
    • A bed of lettuce
    • Bagels
    • Pita pocket
    • Stuffed in a tomato
    • Stuffed in an avocado
    Overhead view of apple tuna salad on a croissant on a black plate with a lettuce leaf.

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    5 from 6 votes
    Apple tuna salad piled on a buttery croissant with a leaf of lettuce..
    Apple Tuna Salad
    Prep Time
    10 mins
    Total Time
    10 mins
     

    This Apple Tuna Salad is a great way to change up the traditional tuna salad. Loaded with crisp sweet apples, celery, crunchy pecans, and of course tuna! Perfect for a light lunch!

    Course: Sandwich
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: healthy tuna salad, tuna salad
    Servings: 2 (makes 1 1/2 cups)
    Calories: 465 kcal
    Author: Malinda Linnebur
    Ingredients
    • 1 (5oz)(142g) tuna packed in water, drained well
    • ½ cup (65g) chopped apple (about 1/2 an apple)
    • cup mayonnaise (full fat, reduced fat or fat free)
    • ¼ cup (30g) chopped celery
    • ¼ cup (25g) chopped pecans
    • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
    Instructions
    1. In a large bowl combine all ingredients. Stir well to combine. Divide equally to make 2 sandwiches. Tuna salad can be stored in an airtight container for 3-4 days.

    Nutrition Facts
    Apple Tuna Salad
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 465 Calories from Fat 216
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 24g37%
    Saturated Fat 2.8g18%
    Trans Fat 1g
    Cholesterol 105mg35%
    Sodium 263mg11%
    Potassium 284mg8%
    Carbohydrates 14g5%
    Fiber 5g21%
    Sugar 9g10%
    Protein 43g86%
    Vitamin C 5mg6%
    Calcium 22mg2%
    Iron 1mg6%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the information shown is just an estimate.
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