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Fruited Tuna Salad Pitas

by Laura

My last and final prize winner for the blue topaz is Valen who said, “Love that necklace and cake!”  Enjoy the necklace,  it is a simple yet beautiful design.
As the weather starts to warm up, it would be nice to have a few great meals that don’t require much effort or time in the kitchen.  This recipe for Fruited Tuna Salad Pitas came from my recent issue of Simple and Delicious.  It is perfect for those kind of days.  I have had a sweet tuna salad before with fruit in it and loved it, so I figured I would also enjoy this version.  It was tasty.
My family turned their nose up at it at first but loved it once they had their first bite.  My husband is not a fan of mandarin oranges and he didn’t mind them at all in this dish.  Light and refreshing, perfect for those I don’t want to cook nights!  The salad is intended to be put on a whole pita and eaten like a taco.  However, it would also work well inside a pita pocket if you’d prefer.  You could  place them on the flat bread recipe I have shared before.  You could even substitute chicken for the tuna too.

Fruited Tuna Salad Pitas

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbsp. honey
  • 1 can (12 oz) white albacore water packed tuna, drained (regular tuna would also work)
  • 1 can (11 oz.) mandarin Oranges, drained
  • 1 medium apple, chopped
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 rib celery, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 4 (6 in.) pita breads
  • alfalfa sprouts (or you could use lettuce if you prefer)
  1. In a large bowl, combine the mayonnaise and honey.
  2. Stir in tuna, apple, pecans, celery, cranberries and salt.  Gently fold in the oranges.
  3. Top each pita with sprouts followed by the tuna salad.

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9 comments

caitlin May 3, 2010 - 11:13 pm

i made this the other night but i used chicken and almonds as well…it was absolutely delicious!! i am a college student and on a budget and ate this for 3 days. definitely going to keep this recipe!!!

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Laurie April 26, 2010 - 6:35 pm

How did you know I had some chicken I needed to use? This was so good. I used almonds and lettuce instead of bean sprouts and pecans and I didn’t have any celery. I love it. Thanks a bunch!

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Scooby April 26, 2010 - 6:19 pm

Made this for dinner tonight, everybody loved it. I mostly loved how easy peasy it was. Thank you!

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Alana April 26, 2010 - 5:37 pm

mmmmm looks delicious!

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Kiley April 26, 2010 - 12:57 pm

Can I just say, I saw your blog from ksl.com and I love your site. So cute and I’ve tried a couple of your receipes. love it! Thank you.

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Kate April 26, 2010 - 12:04 pm

Thanks for “the party” in celebration of your blogoversary! This is a “keeper blog” for me. Delicious recipes and more…

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Jeni April 26, 2010 - 9:07 am

I have a similar recipe with chicken instead of tuna, and pasta instead of a pita- looks yummy!

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amie April 26, 2010 - 8:18 am

That looks really super yummy to me!

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fittingbackin April 26, 2010 - 7:52 am

oh what a smart recipe! Love how colorful it is too – sounds great!

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