Apple Walnut Tuna Salad Recipe

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Tuna and Walnut Salad
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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

Apple Walnut Tuna Salad Recipe

Crunchy celery, apple, and walnuts combined with tuna and a mayo dressing for a protein and nutrient rich lunch. 
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
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.


Nutrition Facts
Apple Walnut Tuna Salad Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 salad)
Calories 525 Calories from Fat 242
% Daily Value*
Fat 26.9g41%
Saturated Fat 0.6g4%
Cholesterol 71mg24%
Sodium 1155mg50%
Carbohydrates 42.5g14%
Fiber 6.7g28%
Sugar 24.9g28%
Protein 32.3g65%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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.

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About Katie Wells

Katie Wells, CTNC, MCHC, Founder of Wellness Mama and Co-founder of Wellnesse, has a background in research, journalism, and nutrition. As a mom of six, she turned to research and took health into her own hands to find answers to her health problems. WellnessMama.com is the culmination of her thousands of hours of research and all posts are medically reviewed and verified by the Wellness Mama research team. Katie is also the author of the bestselling books The Wellness Mama Cookbook and The Wellness Mama 5-Step Lifestyle Detox.


12 responses to “Apple Walnut Tuna Salad Recipe”

  1. bob WINTOUR Avatar
    bob WINTOUR

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  2. Judy Bernes Avatar
    Judy Bernes

    4 stars
    Looks like my and my mother’s recipe for years ! Sometimes we switch the tuna out for broccoli; not sure why BUT either way, with the combo of “apples, walnuts, (raisins,) celery” we always knew it as Waldorf Salad! checking further, back in the late 1800s it was only the combo “Waldorf ” without tuna or broccoli. Has been a mainstay for a fast healthy meal and likely always will!

  3. Lisa Avatar

    5 stars
    This was delicious. I used light Miracle Whip instead of mayo, but otherwise kept it the same. Yum!

  4. Cat Avatar

    5 stars
    going to try this tonight! my boyfriend showed me your blog and gets so excited when I make your recipes. he calls me “wellness girlfriend”;) haha thank you, and keep it up!

  5. Dotty Avatar

    I’ve been avoiding tuna because they all contain soy in the vegetable broth base.  I don’t know if it’s a significant amount, but it’s most likely gmo soy.  Even the tuna in spring water has it.  

  6. Kari Avatar

    Oh my goodness! I just had this for lunch! It was awesome. So much more tasty than tuna and mayo on bread! Thank you! This will be a new staple lunch at my house! 🙂

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