This Tuna Salad Recipe is a winner! It is loaded with creamy avocado, crisp green apples and crunchy almonds. The combination of flavors and textures makes this completely irresistible!
This tuna salad is crisp and has some surprising ingredients that will make you say, “Mmmm!” There’s some serious chemistry going on in this salad. The apple somehow cancels out the onion so even those who don’t love onion will be won over with this tuna salad. Also, there’s avocado in it, which has a way of making everything extra creamy and wonderful.
This is hands down the best tuna salad I’ve tried. Fresh, loaded, and delicious; in an “I can’t stop eating it” kind of way.
My sister Anna came up with this recipe then called to tell me how good it was. So I drove over and had ma’self a taste. Ok, maybe I ate an entire bowl. I couldn’t resist sharing this recipe with y’all.
Ingredients for Tuna Salad Recipe:
With the addition of apple, fresh lemon juice and avocado – tuna salad never tasted so fresh!
How to Make Tuna Salad:
1. Toast ‘yer nuts on a dry skillet. Remover ‘yer nuts and let them cool slightly. ‘Yer nuts… ha ha…. sorry.
2. Drain ‘yer tuna. I open the lid then press it down firmly over the tuna to drain off as much water as my gigantic muscles (not) can squeeze out. If your tuna is too wet, your salad will be wet = no.
3. Combine all ‘dem ingredients in a large mixing bowl and add a pinch ‘o ‘da black peppa and 1/2 tsp lemon juice, or to taste.
How to Serve Tuna Salad:
Serve between soft sliced bread as a tuna salad sandwich, with crackers as a dip, or make tuna melts: spread on 1 slice of fresh bread, top with mozzarella or cheddar cheese and broil until cheese is melted.
YUM!! Is your mouth watering yet?
Love Tuna? Explore More Tuna Recipes:
- Tuna and Avocado Salad – this recipe went viral for good reason
- Mimosa Salad – A layered tuna salad
Print-Friendly Recipe for Tuna Salad:
Tuna Salad Recipe
- 20 oz tuna in water (four, 5-oz cans), well drained.
- 1 medium onion 1 1/3 cup finely diced
- 1 medium granny smith apple seeded and diced
- 1 avocado diced (removing the skin and seed is implied)
- 1 cup real mayo or to taste
- 1/2 tsp fresh lemon juice or to taste
- 1/2 cup sliced almonds or chopped walnuts toasted
- 1/8 tsp black pepper or to taste
Toast nuts on a dry skillet until golden. Remove from heat and cool slightly.
To drain tuna, I open the lid then press it down firmly over the tuna to drain off as much water as I can squeeze out. If your tuna is too wet, your salad will be wet.
Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and add a pinch of black pepper and 1/2 tsp lemon juice, or to taste.
I hope you give this a try and let me know how much you loved it. It’s addictive stuff!