Cranberry Tuna Salad on Apple Slices

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This simple recipe for cranberry tuna salad on apple slices can be made in about 5 minutes.  It’s perfect as a quick, healthy lunch.

Cranberry Tuna Salad on Apple Slices on a white board

A simple dressing of mayo and apple cider vinegar makes the tuna salad tart.  The dried cranberries and apple slices are a nice sweet contrast.

If you don’t have sweet apples, you may want to cut back on the vinegar when making this dish.  I had honey crisp apples, which were perfect in this recipe.

Cranberry Tuna Salad on Apple Slices on a white board


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Cranberry Tuna Salad on Apple Slices

5 from 8 votes
This simple recipe for cranberry tuna salad on apple slices can be made in about 5 minutes.  It's perfect as a quick, healthy lunch.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


Servings 1 servings
Calories 361 kcal


  • 1 tbsp. mayonnaise Greek yogurt would also work
  • 1 tsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 (5 oz.) can tuna packed in water, well drained
  • 2 tbsp. dried cranberries
  • 1 medium sweet apple pink lady, honey crisp, etc.


  • In a small bowl, add the mayo, vinegar, salt, and pepper. Stir until smooth.
  • Add the drained tuna and cranberries to the bowl. Mix to combine.
  • Slice around the apple core to make about 6 sturdy apple slices.
  • Spoon the tuna salad onto the apple slices.


Serving: 1whole recipe | Calories: 361kcal | Carbohydrates: 37.6g | Protein: 26.5g | Fat: 12.1g | Saturated Fat: 1.7g | Fiber: 5.5g
Course Entree, Lunch, Main Dish, Salad
Keyword cranberry tuna salad on apple slices, healthy tuna salad recipe
Cuisine American
Author Amanda Finks

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  1. 5 stars
    So I created something similar to this on my own today, and then googled “apple with tuna” because I wondered if others thought it would be wierd LOL. I mixed up one can Tuna, 1 tablespoon dill relish, one tablespoon mustard – and then sliced up an apple (slice off the sides of the core) and it was delicious, and also healthier than adding mayo and cranberries. I would normally dip chips in the tuna salad, but obviously, an apple is much healthier.

  2. 5 stars
    I’ve made this many times and it’s so yummy! I do change it up a bit-cut up a few slices of apple and add a little more apple cider vinegar to add to the tartness. Then I eat it on Wasa crackers which are nice and crunchy!

  3. I think I’ll make this for Lunch today. I have everything already. The only thing different is the Apple. I have Granny Smiths because those are my favorite apples to eat. So I’ll use those.

  4. 5 stars
    Just tried this for lunch today and absolutely LOVED it!! I did it with the greek yogurt and it was perfect!!

  5. This looks so good. I’ve replaced bread with lettuce or cucumber slices for a tuna “sandwich,” but I’ve never thought to use apples! Love the idea of the sweetness of the apple. I’m going to try this for lunch tomorrow, with some added diced celery!

    1. Thanks Jane! Apple slices are one of my favorite swaps and I think they’re great with tuna salad. Hope you like it 🙂

  6. 5 stars
    I had this for lunch today. It was quick and easy and delicious! It will be my go-to tuna salad lunch from now on. Thank you!!

    1. 5 stars
      This was excellent! I added an 1/8 teaspoon onion powder and diced a half stick of celery very fine! I really enjoyed it and so did my daughter.

About Amanda Finks

I’m a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist living in Zionsville, IN. I’m an avid cook, travel nerd, & lover of good food! I’m trained in Food Science & recipe development. It’s my mission to bring you the BEST recipes your whole family will love!

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