Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

I've recently discovered tahini and absolutely love it! In this healther adaptation of tuna salad, tahini replaces mayonnaise as the emulsifier and adds unique flavor along with the Middle Eastern spices. I like to add apples to my tuna salad for a contrasting sweet, tart flavor.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a food processor blend together the tahini, yogurt, lemon juice, garlic, parsley, and spices.
  2. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. In a bowl toss the tuna, onion, celery, and apples lightly with the dressing to coat.
  4. Serve in a whole wheat pita with tomatoes, cucumber, and lettuce.


Most Helpful

This was really good! I loved the combination of flavors. I didn't use the capers or apples. We're trying to cut carbs, so instead of using a pita bread, we just made kind of a lettuce wrap with it. I used two 6.4 oz pkgs of the foil pkg tuna, there's no draining that way. Thanks for posting.

HeatherN May 03, 2011

This was intresting and creative and healthy. I love Tahina and the chili powder was a intresting twist. I really liked the tuna with the capers and green olives and apples and could it the tuna that way w/o the tahina dressing. Thanks. Made for Football Pool 09

Jamilahs_Kitchen November 06, 2009

This was excellent! I skipped the apples as I didn't have any on hand but I am eager to try it that way next time I make this. I thought the tuna had the right amount of sauce, but then again I am not a fan of tuna salads swimming in mayo. I prefer the dry variety so this was wonderful in my estimation. Thanks Poo!

Shannon Cooks June 23, 2007

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