Tuna Salad Pitas

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This Tuna Salad Pita recipe updates an old classic by reducing the amount of mayonnaise and adding lots of colorful veggies. Green apple adds moisture and a tart flavor to balance the tuna and veggies.

Prep time: 30 min. Servings: 4 (½ pita with 3 oz. tuna salad mix per person)


  • 2 whole-wheat pitas, divided into 4 halves
  • 2 (5-oz.) cans of no-salt-added tuna in water, drained
  • 1 med. green apple, cut into small pieces
  • 1 med. carrot, grated
  • 2 small radishes, thinly sliced
  • 2 T. light mayonnaise
  • 1/4 t. ground black pepper
  • 1 green onion, chopped


  1. Slice each pita in half, and open the halves. Set aside.
  2. Combine tuna, apple, carrot, radishes and mayonnaise.
  3. Fill each pita half with the tuna mixture. Top equally with black pepper and green onions.

Nutrition Information

Per serving: 229 calories (30 from fat), 5 g total fat (1 g saturated fat), 47 mg cholesterol, 277 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrates, 4 g fiber, 6 g sugar, 21 g protein.
Exchanges: 2 starch, ½ vegetable, 3 protein, 1 fat, 1 other carbs.

All exchange values are approximate. When an optional or additional ingredient is offered, exchange values may change.

By Dena McDowell, MS, RD

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