The Best Tuna Salad Recipe for Sandwiches


The tuna salad in this easy recipe has crunch from the celery and apple, which also delivers a hint of sweetness. We use Greek-style yogurt in place of mayonnaise to bind everything together and to add a tangy, creamy finish. You could take this up a notch and make it a "Waldorf tuna salad" by adding 2 tablespoons toasted chopped walnuts, 3 tablespoons quartered small grapes and 1 tablespoon additional Greek yogurt. Serve over a bed of greens or between two slices of whole-grain bread.

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Active Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins


  • 1 5-ounce can no-salt light tuna in water, drained

  • ¼ cup finely chopped apple

  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped celery

  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped red onion

  • 3 tablespoons low-fat plain strained yogurt, such as Greek-style

  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped herbs, such as parsley, dill or chives

  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

  • teaspoon salt

  • Pinch of ground pepper


  1. Combine tuna, apple, celery, onion, yogurt, herbs, lemon juice, salt and pepper in a medium bowl.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

119 Calories
2g Fat
10g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Serving Size 1/2 cup
Calories 119
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 18g 36%
Total Fat 2g 3%
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Vitamin A 218IU 4%
Vitamin C 7mg 8%
Vitamin D 61IU 15%
Folate 8mcg 2%
Vitamin K 34mcg 28%
Sodium 195mg 8%
Calcium 10mg 1%
Iron 1mg 6%
Magnesium 5mg 1%
Potassium 240mg 5%
Vitamin B12 2mcg 83%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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