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Apple Tuna Sandwiches

My husband and his buddies love to pack this tasty lunch when they go on fishing trips. My tangy tuna sandwich recipe gets fun flavor from sweet pickle relish and lots of crunch from apples, celery and walnuts. Each satisfying sandwich is a complete meal in itself. —Ivy Eresmas, Dade City, Florida
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    3 servings


  • 1/3 cup fat-free mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon sweet pickle relish
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 pouch (7.1 ounces) light water-packed tuna
  • 1/2 cup chopped red apple
  • 6 slices reduced-calorie bread, toasted
  • 6 lettuce leaves


  • In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients; stir in tuna and apple. Spread 1/2 cup tuna mixture on three slices of bread. Top with lettuce and remaining bread.

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  • joyfulcooking
    Sep 10, 2016

    This was really good! Definitely a good healthy recipe.

  • Onemizen
    Dec 10, 2015

    This is fantastic! I used it as a garnish to my fresh made foccacia bread. Thank you very much for sharing,

  • Hanson13nd
    Oct 24, 2015

    Was really good, Best Apple Tuna I've ever Had! Doubled Recipe, halved and added 2 Hard Boiled Eggs with 1Tsp Parsley to 1 half, Both Where Great.

  • pajamaangel
    Feb 4, 2015

    This was delicious! I am not a fan of tuna, but I enjoyed this recipe. The only substitution I made was green onion for the yellow onion just as a personal preference. Will definitely make this again.

  • Wheezy37
    Sep 5, 2014

    I've never had any not like this. Don't be afraid to put the apple in.

  • MommyCheryl
    Nov 29, 2013

    I don't like tuna, but this recipe is excellent with chicken instead. Favorite lunch sandwich filling for spring and summer.

  • Ykm1965
    Aug 2, 2013

    Replaced my old tuna recipe! My kids and I are loving the apples and celery! Light, great texture, delicious!

  • parksville
    Jul 31, 2013

    Great taste and easy! We did not make a sandwich, but used it as a side salad for lunch. Substituted red onion, slivered almonds and a bit of pepper and salt. Will definitely make again.

  • hbanderson
    Jul 6, 2013

    I've been making this tuna salad since the recipe was in the magazine in the 90s. It's my favorite way to eat tuna...delicious!

  • Vicky.Chapman
    Jun 15, 2013

    makes tuna salad a bit more special