Pineapple-Tuna Salad Sandwiches Recipe

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From Weirton, West Virginia, Maida Knox offers this tasty twist on an old favorite. She mixes crushed pineapple and applesauce into tuna salad for a delectable treat that’s perfect at lunch.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 tablespoons fat-free mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt-free herb seasoning blend
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cans (6 ounces each) light water-packed tuna, drained and flaked
  • 8 slices Italian bread
  • 4 slices tomato
  • 4 lettuce leaves

Nutritional Facts

1 sandwich equals 310 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 26 mg cholesterol, 715 mg sodium, 42 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 28 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch 1 vegetable 1/2 fruit


  1. In a small bowl, combine the applesauce and mayonnaise. Stir in the celery, green pepper, pineapple, onion, seasoning blend, garlic powder and pepper. Add tuna; mix well. Spread over four slices of bread; top with tomato, lettuce and remaining bread. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Pineapple-Tuna Salad Sandwiches in Light & Tasty April/May 2006, p53

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Reviewed Jan. 24, 2011

"I'm not a big tuna lover, but I love it made this way. Healthy and very yummy. It's a keeper."

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