Darra's Famous Tuna Waldorf Salad Sandwich Filling
Tired of boring tuna salad? You'll love this one!!!
Tired of boring tuna salad? You'll love this one!!!
The unusual combination of ingredients threw me off when reading through the list, but they absolutely worked together beautifully! I added cranraisins the second time I made this and it was a nice addition. Either way this is a new twist on a classic sandwich. Thanks Darra!Read More
The unusual combination of ingredients threw me off when reading through the list, but they absolutely worked together beautifully! I added cranraisins the second time I made this and it was a nice addition. Either way this is a new twist on a classic sandwich. Thanks Darra!
Great recipe but I used canned chicken the second time rather than tuna and it tasted much better. I'd definitely recommend the chicken. It was great!
REALLY GOOD...i enjoyed this very much! Quite a good mix of tuna and waldorf. Naturally, i change/manipulated a few things and used similar items i already had in the pantry. Changes are: miracle whip instead of fatty mayo, left out the curry, used water-packed tuna, used dill relish, and used pita bread instead of the croissants (with Boston lettuce leaves). With these modifications, it became a VERY good low-fat sandwich i will continue to make!
This was the best tuna salad i've ever had. I was hesitant at first but I went ahead and made it. The minute my husband took a bite he said "this is delicious, what's in it". I was pleased. I did reduce the mayo amount to 1/3 cup. THanks for a great recipe. Definitely a keeper
This tuna salad was very good. Next time I make it I will reduce the mayo to 1/3 cup. I would recommend increasing the curry a tiny bit. I would also add more nuts. The combination of the ingredients is great. I used solid white waterpacked tuna. It tasted fancy.
What a refreshing change from our good old tuna salad. It can also translate well to chicken salad, etc. I made it as tuna-macaroni salad and got raves.
This was one terrific tuna salad. I made it exactly as written except for the shallot, and served in half a ripe papaya. Cool and tasty! I'm doubling the recipe next time!
This was a wonderful recipe -- the dressing on it was delicious. I used more tuna than it called for and served it at a brunch buffet as a salad, rather than in sandwiches. It was a big hit!
I'm not a usually a tuna fish eater but I loved this recipe. It was so good!
Great change from the usual tuna salad. I used water packed tuna and left out the walnuts, and it was still very good.
I add a few chopped dates to this recipe too and sometimes have it on toasted raisin bread without the swiss cheese. It's so yummy!
I have made this tuna salad probably close to 15+ times and it is exceptional. I pretty much follow the recipe verbatim, and throw in extra nuts, apples, or tuna based on my whim of the day. The only other substitution that I might alter is that I will use pecans instead of walnuts, all just dependent on what I have in the cupboard. I make this for my family and have even served it at luncheons. It is a hit with my 3 and under kids, and a hit with my 13 and 21 year old as well. This is a "gourmet" tuna salad without spending tons of time in the kitchen, and relieves the oft boring regular tuna salad. The blends and hints of spices is wonderful without overwhelming the recipe and they compliment each other surprisingly well. I have served this to the teachers at my children's school with overwhelming applause from the teachers and staff. I bring the croissants and cheese in, but also offer (usually Boston) lettuce to the teachers so they can make a "lettuce roll sandwiches" as a lower calorie option. Kudos to Darra for saving us all from boring, dry tuna fish salad served the old fashioned way.
Hesitated to try. . . very tasty! Will make again!
I scaled the recipe to 2 servings. Only used 1/8 cup of mayo, left out the shallots, subbed 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed for the walnuts, used canned albacore tuna in water and only a few dashes of curry powder. The apple, curry and nutty taste add a new twist to a tuna fish sandwich.
Way too much apple! I used 2 cans of tuna and it was still overboard! Did not like the mustard in it, either. Keep looking for a good tuna salad recipe because this isn't it!
This was great, just what I was looking for - a different way to make tuna salad. I only had 1/4 cup mayo on hand, so I substituted 1/4 cup plain yogurt. It was so good this way (and much healthier) I don't know that I'd ever want to try it with a 1/2 cup mayo!! I also used spicy brown mustard, I was out of dijon. I did add one hard boiled egg and used a little more pickle relish. I didn't have any croisssants, so I toasted my bread and added sliced tomato, too. SO YUMMY and satisfying!! Good on crackers, too!
OK but not great. Felt it had too much apple and not enough tuna. The flavor was a little off to me. Probably will not make again.
An excellent sandwich recipe! Gives a great twist to plain ol' tuna salad - very crunchy. I used a honeycrisp apple instead of grannysmith and we did not use the croissants, we ate it in pita pockets instead.
Fabulous. I love the crunch of the apples and celery paired with the creamy curry mayo. I too, cut way back on the fat. I used Hellman's "Just 2 Good" and used a whole wheat pita pocket with romaine lettuce. What a delicious lunch. Thank you so much for shareing.
This was a very good version of tuna salad. I used some finely chopped onion instead of the shallot and I used a little less mayonnaise, but those were the only changes I made. I'll make this one again!
Fantastic! I added some fresh ground black pepper and ate it wrapped in lettuce leaves instead of on bread to cut down on calories. Great recipe!
this was good - due to what I had on hand, I made the following changes, used pecans instead of walnuts, a different type of apple and miracle whip instead of mayo. I will make it with the stated ingredients next time and I bet it will be even better.
Very different! Very good! I served it on freshly baked french rolls... these were excellent! Even kids love them.
Really great! I did use chicken instead, since I preferred that with the other ingredients. I omitted the pickle relish, used cashews instead of walnuts, and diced up a fuji apple tossed with a Tblspn. of lemon juice. Also I used green onion instead of a shallot. It can out just fine.
Delicious! In fact, I have had to pass the recipe along many times now! Excellent with fresh ahi tuna! I won't be looking for a new tuna salad recipe ever. Use good tuna for mild, fresh flavor!
4 things: I used chicken, not tuna used dried cranberries used slivered almonds (vs. walnuts) added 2 t. brown sugar to the curry dressing. YUM
I made this exactly like the recipe but left out the shallot because I couldn't find any at our store. Next time I hope to try it with that in it. My husband and kids loved it! I was worried about the mustard but it gave it a nice tangy flavor. The curry was great in it also. Thanks for the recipe!
Wow, I actually developed a taste for tuna salad! Finally! :-) I really liked this, tweaked a bit - less mayo, no relish, added boiled egg. YUM!!!
Such a refreshing change from traditional tuna salad. I used pears instead of granny smith apples and tossed some dried cranberries into the mix. It's not necessary to use oil packed tuna - you can use water packed tuna to cut down on calories and fat.
For tuna lovers this is a very good salad. At a recent potluck, I returned with over half the recipe. Those who tried it, loved it. Many just did not like tuna. I thought it was very good!
When I first saw the ingredients, I thought this would be really gross, but with all the great reviews, I had to try it. I am so glad I did! It is wonderful! I modified it some to be low fat. Used fat free Miracle Whip, tuna packed in water, left out the shallot and the swiss cheese and served it on bread. I will be making this A LOT! Thank you for this wonderful recipe!
Turned out very good . did the recipe exactly as called other than used water packed Tuna .....Very Flavorful ..... would be good with chicken or ham as well .... Great Flavor !
This was amazing. I'm not a huge tuna fan, but I loved this--the curry really adds bite, but it's not too much. Tastes almost like chicken salad. Thanks for a tuna recipe I actually enjoy!
We loved this filling. I did use chicken instead of tuna. The crunchiness of the walnuts and celery with the tartness of the apple placed on the softness of the cressant roll is a wonderful combination. I used fresh cracked pepper, which I love.
I work at a sandwich shop, already make great tuna, and made this with poached chicken. Made enough for 30 sandwiches, and we sold out in less than two days. Didn't add pickles or shallots, but used red onion, and the rest of the recipe. Have to make more tomorrow.
This was really good. I also think it would be good with diced ham as well. I think this might be better on crackers.. it does lose itself wrapped in a big roll.
Sweet, crunchy and different than your standard tuna salad.
okay, okay I couldn't submit this with out a rating--just a nice adaptation to this recipe that is good this time of year! I substituted left over turkey for the tuna and used a green onion instead of a shallot as I am out of shallots. As per my own preferance for chicken salads, I also added some powdered chipotle pepper. YUM! This is a very adaptable recipe and I look forward to using some more left over turkey to make a new batch only this time with pecans instead of walnuts as I feel that pecans go better with turkey (and I love pecans!)
I thought this was an absolutely fabulous recipe. I loved the way that all the ingredients came together to create such a beautiful dish. The flavors all complimented each other quite well. Such a change of pace for something different. I loved this recipe just as it was. However, I may the next time use low fat, no fat ingredients for personal preference/reasons. Yummy way to fancy up tuna!
This is definitely an adult tuna salad sandwich. A real change-up if you want a "kicked up" sandwich. However, if you're going to be within 3' of anyone after eating this sandwich, I would suggest cutting the shallot & curry amount in at least half! All I could taste was the shallot and the curry. Good, but couldn't tell there was any tuna in it. I don't know where others got that this is bland? or that their small children liked it??? Not bad, but not a keeper for me either. Made exactly as directed.
By far the best Tuna Salad filling I have ever tasted. I didn't have curry, so I substituted paprika, and I had dill relish instead of sweet. Used not quite 1/2 c mayo for 7 1/2 oz of tuna. This is definately on my list for quick lunches. Thanks Darra!
This was a great twist to the ordinary tuna salad. I was surprised to see how the apples and nuts added to the flavor nicely!
EXCELLENT!! This was so delicious, and so easy. It's definitely worth the extra time chopping the apple and celery. Definitely a keeper! Thanks!!
This is a refreshing change from regular tuna salad. To continue the Waldorf theme, I added 1/2 cup raisins and more walnuts. I cut the mustard by half and substituted brick for Swiss cheese to cater to my husband's tastes. To cut fat, I used water-packed tuna, used half mayo and half fat-free stuff and used soft sourdough rolls instead of croissants. Still quite good.
I leave out the shallots and don't add swiss, just have it as is, My hussband loves it and is always asking for this tuna salad. He even eats it with crackers. I prepared it for my daughters' 4th birthday and everyone loves it.
This is the BEST tuna sandwich filling ever! The Granny Smith apple, shallot, and walnuts make this recipe special. I used a tablespoon of curry powder because its one of my favorite spices. It tastes even better the next day. Thanks Darra!
I loved this recipe and will definitely make it again! I made a few substitutions. I hate mayo so I used low-fat plain yogurt instead. I used half of a small red onion because I didn't have any shallots. I also followed the recommendation of others who said to add two cans of tuna. My tuna was canned in water so I drained them and then added nearly one tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil to the salad. I served mine on whole-wheat wraps and they were incredible...better than you can get in a sandwich shop!
Very good. I have never even heard of this before, though my husband has. I was a bit leary of adding the apples but it was delicious. I think next time we might use a bit less apples and a bit more tuna, and maybe add some hard boiled eggs.
It was awesome.... Put it on whole grain bread and YUMMMM
I was a little skeptical considering the ingredients, especially the mustard (have never used it in tuna salad!)but it so so delicious! My husband really loves it. Made it on large croissants with crisp lettuce and pepper jack cheese for our first boat fishing outing and they were wonderful! Thanks Darra for a great, creative recipe.
Flavors mix well together. Better the second and third days for leftovers! I agree with other reviewers that regular brown mustard is best. I made both ways and thought the dijon was too sweet. I have also made using yogurt/miracle whip mixture as suggested by others to cut the fat drastically and it is wonderful. Both canned chicken breast or albacore tuna in foil packs work perfectly in this recipe.
This was a nice change to the regular old tuna salad. It definitely needs a second can of tuna though. I used tuna packed in water and a little less curry because I normally don't like it and it turned out great. I did notice it didn't say whether or not to drain the tuna I did and I think it would have been to runny otherwise. Thanks for the great recipe to get us out of our sandwich rut.
Good. I used chicken at kid's request. They wouls have liked grapes in it.
Neat change from regular boring tuna salad. This also makes one can of tuna go quite a long way. It's good just the way it is with some lettuce and tomato rather than in a sandwich.
I really like this tuna salad, especially the dressing (but I did use a little less than called for). My husband didn't even realize it was tuna! I used water packed tuna and light mayo and served it on toasted bread without the cheese, and it still tasted fancier than plain ole tuna!
I followed the recipe exactly and I was not a fan. Too sweet for my taste. The idea of apples and nuts was good, it was the dijon and sweet pickle relish that ruined it for me.
I just didn't care for this tuna salad. Maybe it was the curry, maybe it was the shallots, or maybe it was just because it didn't taste like my mouth thinks tuna salad should taste. I gave it a "3" because my husband said it was "pretty good." Even at that, I ended up throwing some of it away. Sorry, Darra.
This was delicious, though I used canned chicken instead of tuna. I doubled the recipe (but not the amount of mayo), substituted dried onion for the shallot and pecans for the walnuts, and ommited the celery. I served it on Kaiser rolls instead of crossaints. Next time, I'd probably put in more curry. This is so easy to make and you can really put in whatever nuts and fruit/veggies you want and it is still great. The curry and mustard are what make it so flavorful. The way we ate it, I can't believe the original recipe made four servings!
I made this for friends this weekend and everyone thought it was great! I substituted poached chicken breasts for the tuna and used cashews for the walnuts. I also skipped the relish. I served this on rustic bread. Thank you for the inspiration!
I wanted to pack my boyfriend something different than his usual lunch sandwiches and this was just the ticket because I had apples and grapes that needed to be used up. Ommitted the walnuts and curry powder. Served with colby-jack cheese lettuce, tomoato and red onion on a bagel (just because that's what what I had on hand) and he really liked it.
What a great recipe! I didn't use bread, I added sliced tomatoes and wrapped it in lettuce. Delicious! ! Thank you!
I used this sandwich at my cookout for those opting out of the meat dishes. Very tasty and a keeper.
Very good thanks! I love tuna, but some can brands just don't taste as good. Mainly because they have an overpowering smell. So I would suggest you use for this salad your favorite can of tuna.
We loved the great combination of flavors. Since the broiler was hot from the toasting, I chose to assemble the sandwich and melt the cheese a tad under the broiler before placing the other croissant half on top. I'm going to serve this as a luncheon sandwich for a ladies' bridge group. Thanks for a very nice recipe!
Good recipe. For variation, use a low fat mayo-type dressing, omit curry and add a dollop of mango chutney. If you like poppy seeds add them. Nix on the fatty croissant - pita or wholewheat bread is best. I really enjoy reading reviews. I decide on using a recipe based on users' comments.
A nice change for tuna salad. Really enjoyed the Granny Smith addition to the salad. I used tuna in spring water rather than oil and omitted the sweet relish due to personal taste. I used this in our lunches and served it on shredded lettuce rather than a croissant. Next time I will use only enough mayonnaise to bind the ingredients. A tuna salad recipe that I will be using again.
The only change I made was 2 cans of tuna. I like to taste the tuna :-)
This was okay, but not as good as I expected it to be. The kids and hubby would have rather had a good old tuna melt! Lots of chopping.
My hubby and I loved this. I don't do fish, so I subbed canned chicken for the tuna. I also prefer pecans instead of walnuts, so I threw those in instead. Will definitely make again.
People ALWAYS ask me for this recipe. To make it more Weight Watcher-friendly, I usually use half the mayo the recipe calls for and use 1 point wheat pocket pitas instead of the croissants. I also omit the celery because I am allergic to the taste of it. I've also used shredded chicken in lieu of the tuna. This one is ALWAYS a big hit at potlucks.
It was good tuna salad. I didn't add a shallot, though, and I just adjusted the mayo/mustard/curry amounts to my own taste. I would make this again but use mostly yogurt and little mayo to try to make it healthier.
Great tuna recipe! I made the following changes... 7 oz. bag of albacore tuna instead of oil tuna, honey crisp apple, pecans instead of walnuts, 3 medjool dates, diced instead of sweet relish Served open face on toasted whole wheat english muffin. Garnished with 2 pecans halves. Great served with a bowl of soup.
It was okay. I prefer the simple tuna salad.
I'm not to sure of this one. I do like tuna- but it just didnt *WOW* me, like i thought w/all the reviews on it. Would probably make again...was nice for a change, but not a 5 star
Loved it! So easy and quick to make.
What a hit this was. I did add a bit more curry and a touch of cumin.
I made this for my husband who is trying to lose weight so I substituted low fat mayo and used water packed tuna and left out the relish (I didn't have any on hand) He put it on Rye bread with low fat Jarlsberg cheese and it was great!
This makes a wonderful sandwich. For us we use water pack white tuna and omit the relish but otherwise perfect. Also good on homemade brown or flax bread or any type of wholewheat bread. Thanks for the submission
Very tasty. I did add less apples, pecans instead of walnuts and for the rest I added to taste. Served it on a wheat roll with red leaf lettuce, tomatoes, and jarlsberg cheese. Great sandwich!
These were awesome!!!!! What a treat! Holey Moley - you must try!
Excellent! Used homemade olive oil mayo and served on leafy salad to eliminate excess carbs. Will make again.
Okay I was hesitant since it is after all tuna salad, with or without great reviews.. but this was really good! It tasted completely different than the standard old tuna salad that I was SO VERY TIRED OF. I used regular white onion instead of a shallot and a mix of light and fat free mayo to reduce the fat. Even with those modifications it was still great, can't imagine how good the full fat version with the added croissant would taste. One thing I would do however (like those before me) is add the extra tuna. It was great without the addition but then you tend to have more stuff then tuna so I would use 9 oz. instead. Whatever your preference it's great either way!
LOVE this recipe. Makes ho-hum tuna extra special. Been making it ever since I found it. Excellent on crackers too, just dice everything itsty bitsy. Mmmm, now I want to make it!
Delicious and will make again. Although with saying this, I made quite a few of changes to lighten it up - because 52 grams of fat for one meal is horrifying! (target fat grams per day is 60!). I used tuna in water, miracle whip and put it on a whole-grain english muffin with light cheddar on top and made it as a melt instead. Will make again esp because I love the dijon and curry additions!
Maybe the best tuna salad I have ever tried. I went with more tuna (three 2.6 oz pouches in sunflower oil) a little more celery/onion and a red delicious apple chopped. The salad tasted so good that instead of a second sandwich I filled a bowl with the salad and ate it separately. It went great with the sliced Swiss cheese on the side and then toasted bread with honey.
YUM! All I need to say! I love tuna, but this brought it to a new level! I just prefer chopped dill pickle to sweet relish.
This was great! My boyfriend LOVED it, and asked me to make a big batch for our camping trip next week. I ommited the celery (don't like it), but followed everything else exactly. This will become my new tuna recipe.
OUTSTANDING!! Thank You.
Very good and a touch of European dish.
mmmmmm good. A different tast. I love the walnuts and apple. I reduced the mayo to a 1/4 cup and it was fine.
Delicious. I am not a fan of fruit in salads but the apple went nicely in this sandwich.
Excellent recipe! Everything balances perfectly and is yummy. I add tomatoes to my sandwich, but that's all that I change.
The curry flavor didn't come out as much as I was hoping but this was nonetheless a 5 star recipe. I would probably add a dash more curry next time. And it's true it's even great on crackers! Great healthy lunch to look forward to at work. Thanks!!
I used 1/3 cup of mayonnaise, just a light dusting of curry, and solid packed tune in water. Other than that, I followed the recipe exactly, and served it on home-made bread. Yum!
The best tuna salad sammich I've had in a long time! This was so good. I really like the crunch this salad had. I didn't have the relish. I didn't miss it. I will add it next time though to stay true to the recipe! Thanks alot. This was so good.
I served this tuna salad as part of a brunch with mini croissants and didn't make it as a sandwich. Excellent flavor, everyone at the party raved over it. I don't have any alterations to this recipe except that I didn't eat it as a sandwich with the cheese on top.
I've made this so many time and am now finally writing a review. I love this salad! To make it healthier, I replace half of the mayo with plain yogurt. Because I like a crunch, I add more nuts. My favourite apple to use in this filling is Gala.