Tuna and Apple Salad in Apple Cups



  • 2 Stemilt apples, of your choice
  • 1 6-ounce can white albacore tuna (packed in water), drained
  • 1 tbsp honey mustard
  • 2 to 3 tbsp mayonnaise (or vegenaise)
  • 1/3 cup diced celery
  • 2 tbsp diced red onion
  • kosher salt and ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 lemon

Apples and tuna salad served up in a clever cup.

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    2 servings
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    Appetizer, Lunch
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  1. Place drained tuna in bowl. Add next four ingredients; stir to combine. Set aside.
  2. Slice off top quarter of each apple; set aside.
  3. Cut additional slice from cut side of each apple bottom (1/4” – ½” thick); set aside with tops.
  4. Rub cut side of each top, as well as both sides of cut slices, with fresh-cut lemon (to help prevent browning); set aside on paper towel to dry.
  5. Meanwhile, use a spoon to carefully carve out inside of apple bottoms, beginning in center (to remove core).
  6. Continue scooping flesh, working way out toward perimeter, leaving an approximate 3/8” to ½” edge, and an approximate 1” to 2” depth.
  7. Place apple bottoms on paper towel, drizzle flesh with lemon juice.
  8. Turn apple bottoms, cut-side down, onto paper towel to dry.
  9. Transfer apple slices (leaving bottoms and stemmed tops aside) to cutting board; dice into approximate ¼” pieces, working around any remaining core.
  10. Add apple to tuna; combine well. Add scant sprinkle of salt and pepper, to taste; mix well.
  11. Place apple bottoms on a plate, fill each with about ½-cup salad mixture, cap with stemmed apple tops. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Information

Per Serving

  • Calories: 406
  • Fat Content: 8.4g
  • Cholesterol Content: 79mg
  • Sodium Content: 698mg
  • Carbohydrate Content: 39.1g
  • Fiber Content: 6g
  • Sugar Content: 26.4g
  • Protein Content: 49g