Southern Apple Tuna Salad Recipe -
Southern Apple Tuna Salad Recipe
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Southern Apple Tuna Salad

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"I grew up eating a similar tuna salad, I have since adjusted it to be a little healthier than before. The apples make it fresh and delicious! Serve on bread of your choice with lettuce. Yum!"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins

    15 mins


  1. Stir the tuna, olive oil, mayonnaise, apple, onion, relish, and dill together in a bowl until evenly mixed. Season with salt and pepper. You can serve immediately, though is tastes much better after being refrigerated overnight.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 19, 2011

This is a very excellent tuna salad recipe and I have been making almost the exact recipe for many years! After slicing my apple off of the core, I dip in lemon juice to keep it from browning. I also like to throw in a little chopped celery and use chopped red onion. The red onion and apple combination - mmmm!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 30, 2012

This was ok for something different, but it's not something I would make again. The dill was too overpowering for my taste.

Sep 13, 2010

Very good. I've had apples in chicken salad but never in tuna--it worked! After making as written I found it a little dry for my taste, so I doubled the mayo and pickle relish. I just used a dash of salt and pepper. Yum!

Nov 17, 2010

This was a very good recipe. I did add a lot more mayo though because without it the recipe was way too dry.

Feb 22, 2011

Really great. I made it per the recipe. The pic shown has to have more than 1 T of mayo. Mine didn't look like that at all. But it was really good and I'm sure I'll make it again and again.

Oct 13, 2012

Great flavor, and love the added touch of the apples!! Added shredded carrot for extra color/flavor/texture. I was out of onion, so added onion powder/flakes, which I prefer any way for a smoother tuna salad!! Went well atop my salad for lunch @ work!!

Feb 02, 2012

Wonderful. Double the mayo and add 1/4 cup of pecans and it is perfection! Serve on toasted bread with lettuce and a thin slice of tomato.

Jan 11, 2012

My husband absolutely loved it. Wasn't to sure about the apples in his tuna, but he said they added a nice crunch to the tuna salad. Thanks for the recipe!


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  • Calories
  • 173 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 5.6 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 27 mg
  • 9%
  • Fat
  • 6.9 g
  • 11%
  • Fiber
  • 0.8 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 21.6 g
  • 43%
  • Sodium
  • 190 mg
  • 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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