Tuna Salad with Apples

Sweet apples and fragrant basil add flavor, crunch and texture to this delicious and easy tuna salad recipe. 


Tuna salad is a staple in my house during lunch time and for good reason! It’s high protein, low carb and I always have a can or two on hand at the ready. My boys love it in a sandwich with crusty bread and I love eating it on salad greens or with rice crackers for a lighter option. 


For a fun twist on the classic, I love throwing in diced apples to my tuna salad this time of year. Not only do apples add a subtle sweet flavor and lots of crunch, but it’s a great way to add a serving of fruit into your day.


Since the boys and I recently picked 24 pounds of gala apples, I am always looking for delicious ways to apples that doesn’t require a pie crust.


Ideal for back to school lunches or prepping ahead on Sunday for your busy week ahead, be sure to try this tuna salad with apples. It’s going to be a new favorite all year round!

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Tuna Salad with Apples

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Sweet apples and fragrant basil add flavor, crunch and texture to this delicious and easy tuna salad recipe.
PREP: 5 minutes
TOTAL: 5 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 20 ounces chunk light tuna in water (drained)
  • 1 medium apple (diced)
  • ¼ cup minced red onion
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Place all ingredients in a medium bowl and stir to combine. Taste for seasoning and adjust accordingly.


Calories: 270kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 32.5gFat: 11.3gSaturated Fat: 1.5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 9.8gCholesterol: 80mgSodium: 701mgFiber: 1.3gSugar: 5.2g

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