Everyone has their favorite recipe for tuna salad, I know. But sometimes regular old tuna salad can get a bit boring. But tuna in a can, the kind without olive oil or salt added, is so good for you with all of its omega fatty acids! It’s full of protein, not full of calories, and the perfect healthy lunch when you’re trying to lighten things up for January. And with this quick, easy and healthy tuna and sweet apple salad, you get all the benefits of tuna in a creamy, crunchy, sweet and salty combination that will make your taste buds dance! You won’t have to worry about any boring lunches here, that’s for sure!
I don’t know about you, but I’m always busy around lunchtime. I don’t have time to go into the kitchen and make an entire meal, and I’m guessing you probably don’t either, especially if you don’t work from home. Whether you make this the night before or in the morning, or you do need to make something around lunchtime, this will only take you ten minutes at the most. You can pair this with crackers, put it on a sandwich, mix it into a salad, eat it alone with cucumbers—whichever way you love to eat tuna salad.
I’ve lightened this salad up with just a touch of mayonnaise, Greek yogurt for an extra punch of protein, dill and a little bit of grainy Dijon mustard to up the taste, and of course the classic addition of celery for some crunch! The star of this salad, however, besides the tuna, is the apple. The sweet apple adds a sweetness and slight crunch that is the perfect contrast to the salty tuna. My mom’s old boss made tuna salad this way, and once I tasted it, I never went back!
- 1 can of tuna packed in water, no salt added
- ½ cup of Greek yogurt
- ½ a sweet apple, like Fuji or Gala, cut into small pieces
- 1 celery stick, cut into small pieces
- 2 tsp. mayonnaise
- 1 tsp. grainy Dijon mustard
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Cut the apple and celery into small pieces.
- Mix all ingredients in a bowl, tasting to test for correct spice, and serve!
That is really it. This tuna and sweet apple salad really is the perfect quick, easy, delicious, and healthy salad for January’s healthy eating!
‘Till next time!