As a kid, we ate a lot of tuna our house. Like if we ever said, “Hey, I’m hungry!” the automatic response was, “We have tuna and crackers in the cupboard.” Mayo optional. Suffice it to say that I wasn’t a huge fan of tuna sandwiches growing up.

When I was in college and worked in a sandwich shop, I discovered that tuna sandwiches don’t have to be disgusting! Even better is its versatility–I got this recipe from Allrecipes and it has become a favorite for everything from lunch at home, all by myself (oh, if I could only be so lucky!) to wedding luncheons. It’s delicious on whole wheat bread, a croissant, or in a pita with a leaf of lettuce or you could serve it on top of spinach or mixed greens or roll it in a leaf of lettuce. Serve with a bowl of vegetable soup and you’ve got an easy weeknight dinner!

Grown-Up Tuna Salad
Recipe by Our Best Bites

1 6-oz. can white or light chunk (or solid) tuna (I ONLY like StarKist, but maybe I’m a tuna freak)
1 stalk celery, minced
1/2 small tart apple, chopped
3 green onions, chopped
1/3 c. light mayonnaise
1 Tbsp. honey mustard (Dijon if you’re South Beaching it)
1/4 tsp. curry powder
1 tsp. pickle relish (I prefer dill…what can I say?)
salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
1/4 c. sliced almonds, toasted


In a bowl, combine tuna, celery, apple, and onions. Set aside. In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, honey mustard, curry powder, relish, and salt and pepper.

Pour over tuna mixture and toss to combine.

Before serving, add toasted almonds. Serve on bread or over greens for a salad. Serves 4.

Nutritional Information:

Calories: 140
Fat: 10
Fiber: 2
WW Points: 3
South Beach: Phase 2 (if you replace honey mustard with Dijon)
So who likes tuna? Who hates it? Any tuna haters who are going to give this a shot?

 

31 comments

  1. Apples huh? I am going to have to try this… I love tuna! I might even be able to convince my husband to eat it! I’ll let you know how that goes!

  2. I always like the idea of tuna but usually end up having one bite and that’s all I can handle. I’m pretty sure it has to do with a bad pregnancy experience!

  3. Becca’s right- I don’t do tuna because it lives in the sea and I’m weird like that. But I have to say that this actually sound good! I’ve never seen tuna salad like that and I’m thinking it would be really good with chicken too, so I might try that and come back to report!

  4. I love apples and curry in tuna salad! I also really enjoy putting dried cranberries, and sometimes red grapes that have been halfed – but never cranberries and grapes together. The cranberries go great with the apples though!

  5. I eat a lot of tuna, just like my sister. Ok that’s a lie- Sara won’t touch the stuff with a ten foot pole. But I really do like tuna and I am always looking for ways to make it more exciting. I have never added mustard or curry to it, and definitely not apples. I am excited to give it a try!

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