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Fruited Tuna Salad Pitas Recipe

Fruited Tuna Salad Pitas Recipe

One bite, and you'll swear you're at a restaurant. This bistro-worthy recipe is simple to prepare, yet special enough for lunch guests. —Shelly Fisher, Hermiston, Oregon
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 can (12 ounces) white water-packed tuna, drained
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 medium apple, chopped
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 celery rib, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 4 whole wheat pita breads (6 inches)
  • 2-3/4 cups alfalfa sprouts


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine mayonnaise and honey. Stir in the tuna, oranges, apple, pecans, celery, cranberries and salt. Serve on pita breads with sprouts. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 640 calories, 34g fat (5g saturated fat), 46mg cholesterol, 899mg sodium, 60g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 8g fiber), 29g protein.

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luigimon User ID: 1692040 121262
Reviewed Aug. 16, 2014

"Very good. Couldn't find alfalfa sprouts......Kroger doesn't sell them anymore due to health issues or whatever. But the salad was still really tasty in the pita!"

mindysmama User ID: 6929696 190694
Reviewed Jun. 7, 2014

"This was really good I make it at least twice a week in summer. Sometimes when I don't have tuna or for those who do not like tuna I use chicken it is always very good just the right combination of fruit and tuna/chicken canned chunk chicken works wonderful."

jwfy User ID: 4335749 146777
Reviewed Jun. 4, 2014

"This was very good. Nice light dressing. Good combination of ingredients. I did not use pecans (wife allergy), or sprouts (do not like). I found the mixture "runny". I drained the oranges and tuna. May have to try drying oranges with paper towels. Will definitely make again...great summer dish."

kbroaddrick User ID: 3940991 110795
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2012

"these are excellent for a quick dinner or lunch. if I make them the day before, I pack the tuna salad and pitas (or whole wheat tortillas!) separately so the wrap doesn't get soggy. definitely making again - this weekend in fact! :)"

[email protected] User ID: 3398332 104979
Reviewed Jun. 4, 2012

"Made it to share at a covered dish gathering and everyone liked it. Served it on lettuce. Skipped the sprouts (didn't have on hand.) Excellent."

sstetzel User ID: 158954 171720
Reviewed Apr. 27, 2012

"Hi Pwatts,

Believe it or not - there is 180 calories in 2 Tbsp of full fat mayonnaise (which is what is in each sandwich, roughly) and 170 calories in your average 6" whole wheat pita. That gives you 350 calories before you ever get to the goodness of the sandwich! You can absolutely substitute lower fat and lower calorie ingredients to make this recipe lighter though without sacrificing the goodness."

pwatts User ID: 4543000 118117
Reviewed Apr. 26, 2012

"No rating since I have not tried it. Just a question: Is the nutrition information accurate on this recipe. The calories and fat grams per serving seem very high to me. Is there somewhere I can go to learn how to compute the information for myself?"

Wendy-Woo User ID: 5862868 128887
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2011

"Made this as a light lunch for a friend and I. Very easy! Delicious and refreshing! It became quite the rave when I took some to work for friends to try there. Looking forward to making it again. A very pleasant change from plain, old tuna salad."

kfree1993 User ID: 5300973 187101
Reviewed Aug. 26, 2010

"I took this to work for dinner and everyone loved it. So easy to make. I had a small amount of leftovers and it was still very good."

LadyRev1 User ID: 4959994 171718
Reviewed Jul. 14, 2010

"LOVE this recipe! I think we've made it 3 times in the last month!"

vbeck User ID: 3312006 176575
Reviewed Jun. 13, 2010


carolsmith72346 User ID: 3882144 190692
Reviewed May. 12, 2010

"Absolutely Wonderful. It came out perfect"

lydstew User ID: 2677354 110793
Reviewed May. 3, 2010

"Total tuna transformation! I'm not real big on tuna-fish normally, and I'm always looking for a way to disguise it. I could eat this any night! The sweetness is gentle and PERFECT- even the kids liked it! The nuts and cranberries are a must! (Don't cut corners on this one! Just a great colorful collection! I'll be making this one again soon!"

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