Curried Tuna Salad with Apples

Curried Tuna Salad with Apples makes a quick protein-packed lunch! You can also serve it with sliced vegetables and crackers for a healthy snack. 

*Originally published 1/2015. Updated 4/2021*

Hi Friends!

I’ve got a protein-packed meal or snack idea for you! This Curried Tuna Salad with apples is perfect for a quick lunch or afternoon snack. Minus the apples, this is the same tuna salad my mom made for me growing up. She sometimes used canned chicken instead of tuna and I’ve even made it with canned salmon! I add the apples for a touch of sweetness but feel free to leave them out. 

This easy tuna salad comes in especially handy as a busy mom because it can be made ahead of time and lasts several days in the fridge. When my kids were babies it seemed like I always needed to eat something at lightning speed in between naps, work etc so it was nice to have this on hand. 

Here’s what you need:

  • Tuna- I use two cans per batch but you could easily double it to make more. Chunk light in water is my go-to.
  • Apples – I chop mine up pretty small but if you prefer a little sweetness with less chunks you could also grate the apple with a cheese grater and mix it in.
  • Hummus – I prefer hummus to mayo to make my tuna salad creamy but you could use mayo if you prefer. Sometimes I do a combination of hummus and mashed avocado. 
  • Green onions – Their mild flavor is perfect for this tuna salad. They add flavor without being overly strong.
  • Optional veggies- Feel free to add extra veggies. I often throw in some diced bell pepper for crunch.
  • Curry powder – The star of the show! 
  • Dried mustard – Another way to add subtle flavor.

Curried Tuna Salad with Apples

Curry powder is one of my favorite spices and I especially love it in tuna and chicken salad. If you love it as well, you might like my curried sweet potato soup. Serve this tuna salad with your favorite crackers, or slices of cucumber or bell pepper for scooping!

Here’s what you need:


Curried Tuna Salad with Apples

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A quick and easy lunch idea that’s full of flavor!

  • Author: Author: Lindsay L
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: serves 4



  • 2 cans of tuna, drained
  • 1/2 cup hummus
  • 1/2 c apple, chopped or shredded
  • 1/3 cup green onion, thinly sliced
  • 12 tsp curry powder (start with 1, taste and add more)
  • 1 tsp dry mustard powder
  • optional- diced red peppers


  1. Combine tuna and hummus and mix well.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and str to combine.
  3. Serve with veggie slices or crackers or eat it on a sandwich!


You can swap hummus for mayo if you want, or adjust the amount to get your desired amount of creaminess. You can also use some mashed avocado.

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I like to use Sabra’s Supremely Spicy Hummus as a complement to the sweet apples but use whatever flavor you like!




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