Apple Walnut Tuna Salad Recipe

Tuna and Walnut Salad

I love salads, and my apple and walnut tuna salad is one of my favorites!

Tuna Salad Tip

I like making this ahead of time and storing it in the bottom of a quart size mason jar. Then, I fill the jar with lettuce or spinach and cap tightly. When stored in the fridge, this will last 4-5 days.

I make several of these ahead of time and store in the fridge for quick lunches or dinners on busy days. Since tuna is relatively inexpensive, this is a great budget-friendly meal idea for our family and it is kid approved in our house.

If you aren’t a tuna salad fan, these ready-to-go mason jar salads can also be done with chicken salad or most other salad recipes, like these:

The key is to put the protein and dressings at the bottom of the jar and the lettuce and vegetables at the top. When ready to use, just shake the jar to coat everything and dump onto a  plate or eat out of the jar.

Tuna and Walnut Salad
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Apple Walnut Tuna Salad Recipe

Crunchy celery, apple, and walnuts combined with tuna and a mayo dressing for a protein and nutrient rich lunch. 
Course Lunch
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 525kcal
Author Katie Wells



  • Drain tuna and empty into a medium sized bowl.
  • Add mayo, apples, celery, dill, honey, walnuts, and other spices and mix well.
  • Serve over large bed of salad greens.


Make ready-to-go mason jar salads by putting tuna in the bottom and salad greens on top. Put on the lid and keep in the refrigerator up to 4-5 days.


Serving: 1salad | Calories: 525kcal | Carbohydrates: 42.5g | Protein: 32.3g | Fat: 26.9g | Saturated Fat: 0.6g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 1155mg | Fiber: 6.7g | Sugar: 24.9g

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