Surprise Tuna Salad Recipe

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"Apple, raisins and pecans give tuna salad a harvest twist that makes a delicious cold or grilled sandwich," relates Vicki Reed of Kansas City, Missouri.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 2 cans (6 ounces each) tuna, drained and flaked
  • 1 medium apple, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1/2 cup Miracle Whip
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 tablespoon sweet pickle relish
  • 12 bread slices, toasted
  • 6 slices Monterey Jack cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 476 calories, 28g fat (7g saturated fat), 36mg cholesterol, 622mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 3g fiber), 17g protein.


  1. In a bowl, combine the first six ingredients; spread over six slices bread. Top each with a cheese slice and remaining bread. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Surprise Tuna Salad in Taste of Home August/September 1999, p54

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mamaknowsbest User ID: 5826120 66852
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2013

"This is a great crunchy salad! Being from Maryland, I did feel the need to add 1 tsp of Old Bay Seasoning. Absolutely perfect! Works well as a sandwich and even better scooped up with corn chips, crackers, or pita chips. This would also lend itself well to the addition of other seasonings such as curry."

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