Tuna Salad For All Ages!
Tuna salad is on my lunch or dinner menu at least once a week. It’s a great way to get fatty fish into the girls’ diet without a lot of fuss – and they love it! (Read this post and this post about how tuna is a nourishing food to consume, and as long as the tuna is wild caught it is a safe food to consume too!)

I’ll be honest…this last year of balancing my first kindergartener, plus a preschooler and a baby has thrown my game off a little! Playing taxi driver, maid, cook, and playmate is a lot of work!

Don’t get me wrong, I don’t take it for granted, and I love every minute! But a lot of times 11:00am rolls around and I haven’t even cleaned up from breakfast, let alone thought of what’s for lunch for these bottomless pits!

Tuna Salad For All Ages!
I’ve learned how to plan ahead a little bit more, and it helps that typically whatever I make my little girls for lunch ends up in my kindergartener’s lunchbox for the next day. It makes life run smoother with less thought 😉

I can get this tuna salad put together in less than 10 minutes – which is priceless on a day of endless diaper changes, cups of spilled milk, and kindergarten stories to listen to.

Tuna Salad For All Ages!
Serving possibilities are endless! Pile it on top of tomato and cucumber rounds, scoop it into bell pepper boats, dip crackers in it, or wrap it up in a rice wrap! It also mixes up into a big bowl of lettuce for a salad nice! If you have littler ones, you can just feed it off a spoon or put chunks of it on their plate to finger food. My girls enjoyed this tuna salad from about 9 months old (sans the nuts before they were 1 year).

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Just a quick note on the tuna! Just be sure you are sourcing well! We like to use Wild Planet Tuna that we can get from Costco – if you don’t have access there, you can get it HERE!

Tuna Salad For All Ages!

Renee - www.raisinggenerationnourished.com
I can get this tuna salad put together in less than 10 minutes – which is priceless on a day of endless diaper changes, cups of spilled milk, and kindergarten stories to listen to.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings


  • 3 cans wild caught tuna drained
  • ½ small/medium apple quartered
  • 2 stalks celery quartered
  • 2 medium carrots quartered
  • ½ cup crispy nuts almonds, pecans – whatever you have! If you are nut free you can use any seed of your choice or just leave them out!
  • ½-1 cup mayonnaise Amount depending on how you like the consistency of your tuna salad. Homemade preferable to avoid toxic oils/preservatives in store bought – my 5 minute mayo is SO yummy!
  • Sea salt/pepper to taste


  • Put the apple, celery, carrot, and almonds into your food processor and pulse into a medium chop. (If you don't have a food processor just chop the veggies and crush the nuts.)
  • Add the tuna and mayo and blend to combine – if you want a full puree go for it! (That works well if you are feeding smaller toddlers). If you are looking for a chunkier consistency just pulse to combine. Add more mayo if you wish. (If you don't have a food processor, just use a fork to mash in the tuna and mayo to mix and combine.)
  • Sea salt/pepper to taste, and serve in lettuce cups, tomato or cucumber rounds, as a dip for crackers, or in a rice wrap!
Keyword real food tuna salad, tuna salad, tuna salad recipe
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This batch makes quite a bit – usually a couple lunches or dinners worth for my family of 5. Go ahead and half it if you need less!

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