Apple Curry Tuna Salad

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Paleo Tuna Fish Salad

Here comes another simple recipe that requires Zero Cooking.  It’s becomes a welcome habit when you have little time in the evenings.  What I love about this recipe is the great mix of flavors (apples, curry, parsley, and a tiny hint of lime) and the fact you can make a bunch of it all in one go.  In fact, I took some for lunch today.

I first discovered the joys of adding curry powder to tuna fish when I made this recipe many years ago.  Since then, I’ve simplified and improved the recipe (I hope) with fresh curly parsley and apples!

Start with a lot of cans of tuna fish (I used a really big 4lb can).

tuna fish

Then I finely chopped around 2 cups of curly parsley.

chopped parsley

Then I peeled and diced 2 apples.


I dipped the apple pieces into some lime juice mixed with a bit of water.  This stops the apples from oxidizing and turning brown.  It also adds that citrus hint to the salad.  But you can skip this step if you’re in a hurry as the apples won’t brown too much.

diced apple

I placed everything into a large mixing bowl.

apple tuna salad

And then added in the mayo, curry powder, and a touch of salt.

paleo apple tuna salad

Then it’s just mixing it really well using a fork or a whisk.

Apple Curry Tuna Salad


Total Time: 15 minutes

Apple Curry Tuna Salad


  • 4lb of tuna
  • 2 apples, peeled and diced
  • 2 cups curly parsley, chopped finely
  • 1 1/2 cups of mayo (you can make your own paleo mayo with this recipe)
  • 2 tablespoons curry powder
  • 1 tablespoon salt (or to taste)
  • 1 lime (optional)


  1. Juice the lime and add a cup of water to the juice. (optional)
  2. Place the diced apple pieces into the lime water batch by batch before draining and adding just the apple pieces to the mixing bowl (don't add the lime water).
  3. Add the tuna, parsley, mayo, curry powder, and salt to the mixing bowl.
  4. Mix well.

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  • joanna September 26, 2013, 5:06 pm

    this sounds great!! I eat tuna salad all the time and never have flavors like this. it’s always mustard, avocado, tomato, and onions. can’t wait to try this.


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