Apple Lime Tuna Salad

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Kendra

The first time I heard of tuna salad with chopped apples in it, I really had some doubts. And then I tried it! Since then I've played with the ingredients and have come up with this. It's a very flexible recipe. I've made it for sandwiches. I've added cooked macaroni for a whole meal salad. I've eaten it on crackers. I've used small shrimp instead of tuna. I've added celery and used different colors of peppers. I've used lemon instead of lime. I've used garlic salt instead of regular salt, and made many other substitutions. It always turns out good!

Top Review by spanica

I have used this recipe as a starting point a few times. Usually I add in small shell or macaroni pasta to make it into more of a tuna pasta salad. I agree with the other reviewer: as long as you have the tuna, apple, mayo, hard-boiled egg, lime base, I think you still have the spirit of the recipe intact. Yum! Thanks for sharing.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Drain cans of tuna, then crumble and place in a medium bowl. Add apple, peppers, onion, eggs, and stir.
  2. Combine mayonnaise, lime zest and juice, garlic salt, lemon pepper, pepper sauce, and pour over tuna mixture.
  3. Stir and chill until ready to serve.

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