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Curried Tuna Salad with Crunchy Apple and Fresh Herbs

Updated on September 26, 2017
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My husband & I are what could be called "foodies." We enjoy sampling & discovering new & different foods from all areas of the world.

Crunchy Curried Tuna Salad served on a Bed of Romaine Lettuce.

Crunchy curried tuna salad served on a bed of lettuce.
Crunchy curried tuna salad served on a bed of lettuce. | Source

Luncheon Salad

My husband lovingly calls me a "Dump Cook." He does not intend for this to be an insult, but rather a compliment on my ability to throw things together at the spur of the moment and come up with tasty and delicious food combinations which we enjoy eating.

We were having our computer worked on today in our home by our "computer guru" who built it for us last year. He was doing some minor tuneups for us and we enjoy his company. We always learn new and different things from him when he comes for a visit.

It was getting on to lunch time and I invited him to join us.

Earlier in the morning I had picked a handful of cherry tomatoes off of our plants that are now over six feet in height. It is sure to be a bumper crop this year!

Cherry Tomatoes
Cherry Tomatoes | Source

Nutrition of Cherry Tomatoes

These little ripening beauties in our garden are not only delicious but are good for one's health as well. They add flavor to salads and other meals as well as providing a tasty snack. Each one has the following nutritional values:

  • Calories: 3
  • Total fat: 0 g.
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg.
  • Sodium: 0 mg.
  • Potassium: 40 mg.
  • Total carbohydrates: 0.7 g
  • Fiber: 0.2 g
  • Sugar: 0.5 g
  • Protein: 0.2 g

Each cherry tomato of average size also provides a small percentage of vitamins.

One would get about 3% of a daily value of Vitamin A; 4% of a daily value of Vitamin C and about 1% of Magnesium and Niacin.

I love just munching on them and quite a few were on our kitchen windowsill just waiting to be used and enjoyed.

Can of Albacore tuna
Can of Albacore tuna | Source

Tuna Salad

I had it in mind to make a salad and with a quick look in our pantry decided that I would use tuna as the source of protein knowing that it would be easy enough to pull the rest of the ingredients together from what we had on hand.

Tuna is a heart healthy choice as most people are aware, high in protein and also containing omega-3 fatty acids. We purposely buy the canned versions that are packed in water to reduce the calorie count.

Nutrition of Albacore Tuna in water

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 2 ounces
Calories 60
Calories from Fat9
% Daily Value *
Fat 1 g2%
Saturated fat 0 g
Unsaturated fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 0 g
Sugar 0 g
Fiber 0 g
Protein 13 g26%
Cholesterol 25 mg8%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Mercury Levels in Tuna

There are many different types of tuna from smaller varieties which are mostly caught for sport fishing to huge varieties such as certain types of Bluefin tuna that can get to live around 20 years in the wild and weigh in excess of 1,000 pounds.

Tunas are predatory fish and are at the top of the food chain among other types of fish in the oceans. Because of that and their relatively long lives, they can accumulate levels of mercury that can be harmful if it is eaten too often especially by pregnant women, those who are nursing and also young children.

Skipjack tuna and Yellowfin Tuna make up most of the canned light tunas while Albacore tuna is what is canned as the more solid white versions.

We now know that Albacore tuna seems to contain more mercury on average (according to recent news reports that I have heard regarding that subject) although exact mercury levels can vary from one fish to the next.

When we finish the canned Albacore tuna in our panty, I plan to start purchasing the chunk light versions just to be a bit more cautious.

For people at highest risk, tuna should probably be consumed no more than once a week at most. People not in those high risk categories and who weigh in excess of 100 to 120 pounds can probably consume several more 5 or 6 ounce cans of tuna per week without too much worry.

If in doubt about the safety of eating tuna fish, consult with your health practitioner.

Record Bluefin Tuna caught in Nova Scotia by Ken Frasier weighing in at 1496 pounds!

Some tunas are actually endangered because they have been so popular and over fished. Many of the Bluefin tunas have fallen into that category because of the world-wide popularity of eating sushi and it is generally the Bluefin tunas used for that type of raw food preparation.

Fresh parsley in our garden
Fresh parsley in our garden | Source

Herbs

We grow quite a few herbs in our garden and always have plenty of them available for all types of cooking as well as garnishing of our plates.

Today, after a quick look around, I choose to pick some fresh Italian leafed parsley, chives and mint to be added to our salad.

Other herbs grown in our yard and garden include thyme, rosemary, sage, tarragon, oregano, garlic chives, basil and bay leaves...the latter of which are harvested fresh (when needed) from our bay laurel bush.

Make sure if you grow mint to grow it in an area where it cannot invade other plants which it will rapidly do. Keep it separated by growing it in pots or in parts of your yard or garden that are bounded by borders such as concrete. If left to intermingle with other plants, it will soon take over. I now keep mine in pots. It took a long time to eradicate it from other beds when we first moved into this home. It literally grows like an invasive weed!

Fresh mint grown at our home
Fresh mint grown at our home | Source

Ingredients for Crunchy Curried Tuna Salad

  • 1 large Granny Smith apple, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 small carrot, grated
  • 1 inch piece daikon radish, slivered
  • 1 small yellow pepper, chopped
  • handful (to taste) fresh parsley, chopped
  • small amount (to taste) fresh chives, chopped
  • small amount (to taste) fresh mint, chopped
  • mayonnaise
  • Hidden Valley Ranch dressing
  • fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • 2 - 3 teaspoons (or to taste) curry powder
  • Romaine lettuce, chopped
  • cherry tomatoes, quartered & used as garnish
  • 2 cans tuna, drained

Daikon radish

Daikon radish
Daikon radish | Source

Instructions for assembling the Crunchy Curried Tuna Salad

  1. After picking the fresh cherry tomatoes and herbs from the garden (or purchasing them) wash thoroughly and dry on paper towels.
  2. Drain the cans of tuna adding them to a mixing bowl.
  3. Add the grated carrot, chopped and slivered vegetables, chopped apple and chopped herbs to the bowl.
  4. Add just enough mayonnaise mixed with the ranch dressing (I use the dressing to thin the mayonnaise and cut the calorie count down) along with the curry powder and ground pepper to moisten the tuna and vegetable mixture when tossed together.
  5. Line the plates with chopped lettuce and mound the curried tuna salad over the lettuce leaves. If you like, lightly dress the lettuce with an herbed oil and vinegar dressing prior to mounding the curried tuna salad over it.
  6. Use the quartered cherry tomatoes as a garnish.

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Ready in: 15 min
Yields: 4 servings
Home grown chives
Home grown chives | Source

Today's Crunchy Curried Tuna Salad recipe brought favorable comments from those who dined on it for lunch today. My husband encouraged me to make a note of this recipe as he would like to be able to enjoy it again.

That is the "problem" with so called "dump cooking." Often things turn out great but never again are they exactly repeated as it all depends upon the ingredients on hand and the whim of the moment.

So a word of advice! If you are like me and like to experiment write your recipes down immediately if they turn out to your liking.

>>>Note to self...start doing this and take your own advice! <<<

You readers have just read a recipe with that new pledge of mine to start recording the successes in cooking. Hope you give this recipe a try! Enjoy!!!

Health Benefits of Curry

Did you know that most curry powder also contains the spice turmeric? Eating foods containing curry or turmeric have been proven to have anti-inflammatory health benefits. So while it can spice up an ordinary meal, it might also be helping you in other ways.

Check out this YouTube video that I found.

And, of course, always consult your health professional if you have any questions regarding using food as medicine.

Curried tuna salad with crunchy ingredients.  Yummy!
Curried tuna salad with crunchy ingredients. Yummy! | Source

If you liked the sound of this recipe, please take time to give it a star rating. Thanks!

4.8 stars from 15 ratings of Crunchy Curried Tuna Salad

Here is another Curried Tuna Salad recipe for you with "Carmina Burana" music. And...oh yes!...our cats also enjoy the tuna juice from the cans! :))

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      Peggy Woods 11 months ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Patricia,

      If curry is not to your liking, you can eliminate it entirely or just add a hint of it. It is easy to change up what goes into a tuna salad. Sometimes it depends upon what I have on hand as to how I make it. :)

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      Patricia Scott 11 months ago from sunny Florida

      This looks and sounds so good. I am a huge fan of tuna so am sure this will make my mouth happy ....

      I have not eaten curried food in years as it did not like my system but am going to give it a try with this recipe.

      Angels once again are headed your way ps

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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Au fait,

      Dishes that are good and do not heat up the kitchen are especially welcomed at this time of year. We will be having hot weather now for some time to come! Appreciate your comment. :)

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      The reason I end up with a recipe hub is because you have such beautiful pictures and these delicious looking dishes are calling my name! Yes, I can hear it as plain as can be. This tuna dish looks yummy to me and so pretty to look at too.

      With the temperature heating up, and probably not just in Texas, people are looking for foods they can prepare without adding still more heat. This looks perfect. Wish I had some here right now.

      Sharing in case some of my newest followers may not have discovered this delectable salad recipe as of yet -- or maybe some of the longer time followers may have misplaced or forgotten. You just never know what magical things can happen with a share. :)

      My purpose is to help promote your name and your articles. You do that for me, and I believe the commenting process is primarily for that purpose, so I'm only too happy to return the favor.

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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi aesta1,

      I have also cooked the Daikon radish but for the most part like using it fresh. I have not truthfully noticed a great difference in using one part of it over another. Grating it for just a hint of it sounds like a good idea!

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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Thanks Au fait for the pin and share. That tuna salad was really tasty! Have to get some more Daikon radishes in the house. Actually...they are normally so large that I just purchase one at a time.

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      Mary Norton 2 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I am reading the recipe to my husband so we can try it. He is the cook in the family. I love those daikon. I often grate them on some of the sauces or dressing and just taste a hint of it. My Japanese friend told me that the end part is best for fresh use such as for salads and the rest to cook with other veggies.

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      This looks so delicious! I'm thinking it would be great for St. Patrick's Day too, if someone were entertaining, or just for themselves. Pinning this to Awesome HubPages and sharing.

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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi peachpurple,

      If you like the taste of curry, it makes a tuna salad into something really special. You can adjust the amount of curry used to suit your taste.

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      wow, curried tuna? Must be a splendid salad

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      Peggy Woods 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello Victoria,

      This salad is a healthy as well as tasty option. So glad you liked reading about it. Hope you give it a try! Thanks for your comment.

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      Peggy Woods 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Shyron,

      The daikon radishes are much milder than those little red ones. They keep for a long time also. I just use plastic wrap over the cut edge and keep them refrigerated. They can be quite large. They can also be cooked...added to soups and the like. Thin slices of them are good for using in place of a chip for dipping. Hope you find one to purchase someday and give it a try. I buy mine in an Oriental market here in Houston.

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      Peggy Woods 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Au fait,

      Yes this is a perfect summertime salad when one does not wish to heat up the kitchen. Thanks for the shares!

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      Victoria Baughman 3 years ago from Michigan

      This salad not only sounds delicious, but looks so tasty and is such a healthy option! Thank you!

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Peggy, I will be trying this, have to get all the ingredients together. I have never heard of daikon radishes, and hubby does not like the round red ones, he says they are hot.

      Are the daikon radishes hot or could they be less hot than the red one?

      Just decided this is what we will be having today.

      Voted up across the board (except funny) and shared.

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      This really could be a complete meal as all the necessary ingredients are present. Perfect too, for a hot day when one doesn't want to heat up the house. We've had 100-102 for several days until Monday it cooled down some and my a/c just didn't want to keep up. Going to pin this to Awesome HP as it's already on my salad board. Also posting on FB and will share with HP followers.

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Au fait,

      This is a tasty salad and one that is certainly easy to assemble. I love using daikon radishes. They keep for a long time in the refrigerator! Appreciate the pin. :)

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      Came back to pin this delicious recipe to my 'Salads, Soups, & Casseroles' board! :)

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi moonlake,

      We also like tuna and always keep cans of it in our pantry for an easy part of a meal. Thanks for the pin.

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      moonlake 4 years ago from America

      I'm going to pin this to my recipe board. I love tuna.

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Suzanne,

      I like the sound of your board. :)) Thanks for the pin and the shares.

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      justmesuzanne 4 years ago from Texas

      Pinned to my "Spice up Your Life" board (and tweeted and shared)! ;)

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi peachpurple,

      So glad that you liked this recipe as well as the photos taken in our garden. I have many more types of tomatoes planted this year including cherry, grape and heirloom varieties. Our mint, chives and many other herbs are thriving as well. Thanks for your comment.

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      peachy 4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      thanks for sharing your superb recipe. I love the photos you had taken in your home garden. Very bountiful harvest i should say. Step by step instructions are clear and precise. Very useful and delicious hub. Thanks for sharing.

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Suzanne,

      I also love using curry and turmeric. It is so easy to make a quick salad with fresh herbs and these types of ingredients on hand. Glad that you liked the recipe. Appreciate your comment and votes.

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      justmesuzanne 4 years ago from Texas

      What a delicious idea! I love to use curry in as many things as possible for the great taste and many health benefits of the turmeric and other spices it contains. Voted up and useful! :)

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Rebecca,

      Happy to hear that you like the sound of this recipe. Thanks for the 5 star rating and your comment. We like this tuna salad very much because of the added ingredients and the crunch factor. Hope you enjoy it as well.

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi beingwell,

      Yes, this curried tuna salad would go well with some toasted bread. Enjoy! Thanks for the vote and share. :)

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      Rebecca Mealey 4 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      The curried tuna recipe sounds good! Very healthy too. I like your herb garden. Thanks for sharing. I give it 5 stars.

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      beingwell 4 years ago from Bangkok

      Excellent recipe!! I love tuna salad sandwiches. I want to try this one. I'm sure this goes well with toasted bread! Haven't had this kind of twist in with my tuna! Voted up and shared!

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Au fait,

      So sorry to hear that you are suffering with the flu. Hope you feel better soon.

      The nice thing about this type of tuna salad is that you can use the herbs you have on hand or like best and alter it to your taste. Fresh dill would be a nice addition. I used to grow dill in Wisconsin but have quit trying in Texas. It so quickly bolts and goes to seed. I just purchase it in grocery stores if and when I want to use it. Thanks for your votes, the 5 star rating and the share.

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      I like the crisp apples you've added. Wish I'd thought of that. I like to put a little dill weed in mine too. This looks so yummy and I'm starved! Feeling so horrible with this flu I really haven't been up to much cooking. This is inspriring! Voted up and useful, gave you 5 more stars, and will share!

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi moonlake,

      Nice to know that you will be giving this recipe a try. It is quick, easy and delicious if you have the right ingredients on hand. Of course one could easily make substitutions like regular radishes for the Daikon radish, etc. Thanks for your comment and vote.

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      moonlake 4 years ago from America

      This looks good. I will save this recipe for garden time, sounds so good. Voted up.

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi sweetie1,

      Hope you enjoy this curried tuna salad as much as we do. Will have to make it again for us soon. While we can get apples year round, they seem to be especially good this time of year. Thanks for your comment and the 5 star rating.

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      sweetie1 4 years ago from India

      This recipe looks very healthy and tasty. I really like your garden and since I live in Delhi which has very small houses and mostly apartments so I don't get to see kitchen gardens here. I must try it out soon. Gave 5 stars.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Rebecca,

      My husband just likes to kid me by calling me a dump cook. Actually he normally enjoys the different recipes that I create. Just made a delicious vegetable soup yesterday using fresh and also already roasted veggies...quite an assortment of them. Only problem with this kind of cooking is that it is seldom exactly repeated. It all depends upon what I have on hand at the time of creation. Thanks for your comment on this curried tuna salad recipe. :)

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi ignugent17,

      Too bad that your husband does not like salads. I'm glad that mine does! We eat a lot of them in all different guises. If your husband likes tuna and curry flavors, I'll bet that he would like eating this as a sandwich. That way both of you could be happy! Thanks for your comment and vote.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi midget38,

      Thanks for the sharing of this good curried tuna salad recipe. Hope you enjoy! Appreciate your comment.

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      Rebecca Mealey 5 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Your curried tuna dish sounds really good. I call it creative cooking in addition to dump cooking.

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      ignugent17 5 years ago

      Wow! Very healthy. Fresh from the garden. My husband is not a fan of salads but I would love to try it.

      Voted up and more! :-)

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      Yummy. I love tuna in any form!! Glad for this, which I will definitely try!! Thanks, Peggy! Shared here on HP!

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Roberta,

      Wouldn't that be fun! I just read your eucalyptus wreath hub and know that you are handy making crafts. If we lived closer to one another, there are all kinds of things that we could share. I'd be happy to serve you some curried tuna salad for lunch! :)

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      Maybe I could come work on your computer, or something, and maybe we could plan it for around lunch time? ;-)

      Thanks for sharing your fab looking recipe with the rest of us!

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Thelma,

      Just pulled our overgrown tomato cherry vines out of the garden today and will replant with our Fall garden. So for a while, our tomatoes will come from the store. Glad that you liked the sound of this recipe. It is good! Enjoy! Thanks for your comment + the share.

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      Thelma Alberts 5 years ago from Germany

      Yummy! I love this recipe. I have to try this tomorrow. Thanks for sharing Peggy. Shared.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi katyzzz,

      Enjoy this curried and crunchy tuna salad! Thanks for your comment. Enjoy it in good health!

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      katyzzz 5 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Sounds great for my diet, must make it sometime soon, thanks Peggy

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi jpcmc,

      Happy to hear that your wife will be enjoying this curried tuna recipe. Thanks for letting me know. Undoubtedly you will be getting to eat it as well. :)

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      JP Carlos 5 years ago from Quezon CIty, Phlippines

      Tuna, curry and greens, my wife will definitely like this.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Brett,

      Then you are the same type of cook as I am. Love to experiment! Glad that you liked the sound of this curried and crunchy tuna salad. Appreciate your comments, votes and particularly the share.

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      Brett Caulton 5 years ago from Thailand

      Sounds and looks delicious. Some of my best inventions have actually been culinary accidents! lol

      Sharing, up and useful.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi bingskee,

      If just looking at this photo of the crunchy curried tuna salad makes your mouth water...be sure and have a napkin at your disposal when you actually eat it. Ha! Nice to know that you will be enjoying it. Thanks for your comment.

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      bingskee 5 years ago from Quezon City, Philippines

      bookmarked. i am going to try this one day. sounds delicious. makes my mouth water! :D

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi alocsin,

      Yes, the daikon radish is a welcome addition to this curried tuna salad. As you probably know, daikon is a mild radish flavor...so combined with the other crunchy elements, it definitely perks up this salad. I also use it cooked in other creations. Thanks for your comment and vote.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Cathleena,

      No reason that cooked chicken, or turkey for that matter, would not be good substitutes in this crunchy curried tuna salad recipe if you are not fond of tuna. As a matter of fact, I often make curried turkey and chicken salads and vary the ingredients depending upon what I have on hand. Thanks for your comment.

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      alocsin 5 years ago from Orange County, CA

      Not only delicious but healthy as well. I suspect the daikon adds an unexpected but welcome crunchy flavor. Voting this Useful.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Suzie HQ,

      Enjoy your curried tuna salad when you follow this recipe. Thanks for taking the time to read it and post a comment.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Angela,

      Sorry if reading this crunchy curried tuna salad recipe is making you hungry. This HubPages contest can do that! Haha! Thanks for your comment.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Gail,

      It is fun walking outside and harvesting fresh herbs when cooking this and other recipes. Like you, I love enjoying fresh cherry tomatoes from the garden. Really enjoying our crop this year! Thanks for your comment. You are a sweetie!

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Lisa (Rusticliving),

      The nice thing about this recipe is that you can adjust the herbs, crunchy elements and even the spices to suit your own taste. Thanks for your comment, votes & the share.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Marcy,

      If you like tuna fish and also recipes with crunch, you are sure to like this recipe. Thanks for your comment.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi J.S.Matthew,

      I think that you will love the crunch and sweetness of apples as well as the other ingredients when you try this tuna recipe. Thanks for your comment and especially the share.

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      Cathleena Beams 5 years ago from Lascassas, Tennessee

      The photo caught my attention. I'm not crazy about tuna, but I would love to try this recipe and substitute chicken in place of the fish. It really does look yummy!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 5 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      sounds delicious Peggy,looking forward to trying!! Thanks for sharing

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      Angela Brummer 5 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

      You are making me hungry again!

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      Gail Sobotkin 5 years ago from South Carolina

      This sounds as delicious as it is healthy and I love the fact that you grow your own herbs and spices.

      I love snacking on home grown cherry tomatoes. They're so sweet and juicy that no dressings are needed.

      Gave your recipe 5 stars and voted it up. Good luck in the recipe contest.

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      Elizabeth Rayen 5 years ago from California

      Tuna salad is one of my favorite dishes. I love how you incorporate the herbs. Your garden is lovely and the info on your cherry tomatoes is way cool! Although I am not a big fan of curry,I do like it in moderations. I will try this recipe because I think it would go wonderfully on rice cakes. Voted all the way across and shared. Very nicely done Peggy! Lisa

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      Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

      I love tuna fixed just about any way I can imagine. I also love things with crunch - this sounds really good! Thanks!

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Wow! I love all the ingredients but never thought about Tuna and Apple together! I have to try this one! Voted up and SHARING! This is a great "Dump" Recipe!

      JSMatthew~

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi teaches12345,

      I could eat tuna salad all times of the year, but it does seem extra good in the summertime with all of the available fresh veggies and herbs that can easily be added to make it extra special. Thanks for your comment.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Cheryl,

      It is so easy to make good tuna salads that awaken the tastebuds and are a bit different from the norm. Glad to hear that you liked this crunchy curried variation. Thanks for your comment and enjoy!

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      I could eat tuna every day. You are right, this is a great food combination and one that really goes with a summer day.

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      Cheryl J. 5 years ago from Houston, TX

      I will definitely make this recipe. The recipe is a lot better than the normal tuna salad. I welcome easy recipes that are simple and versatile. I love easy summertime and delicious quick meals. I am anxious to try the curry powder and the Daikon radish. Great photos, videos and information on your herbs and tomatoes. Thanks for sharing another great recipe.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi billybuc,

      I see that you are a bonafide tuna lover! I think that many people share your liking for this kind of fish. Thanks for leaving a comment on this recipe hub.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello The Dirt Farmer,

      I am a good "dump cook" from my husband's reports as well as others. Haha! How about you? Are you into that kind of cooking? Appreciate your comment. :)

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      This hub has the magic word tuna in it and thus I had to read it. Great recipe! Is there a bad recipe with tuna in it? I think not!

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi JSParker,

      "That pesky mint"...good terminology for it! Ha! Certainly adds a brightness to food and drinks. Guess it is worth trying our best to keep it in check.

      Am sure that you will enjoy your tuna salad in a whole new way after trying this recipe. Thanks for your comment and the 5 star rating. Appreciate it!

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi vespawoolf,

      Nice to hear that you will be giving this tuna salad recipe a try. Obviously you can alter the ingredients depending upon what you have on hand...but this was a tasty combination! Appreciate your comment.

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      Jill Spencer 5 years ago from United States

      What a great "dump" recipe, Peggy W. Inspiring!

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello unknown spy,

      We love the cherry tomatoes also and are currently picking some each day now as they ripen. Glad to hear that you liked the sound of this tuna salad recipe. Thanks for your comment!

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi AliciaC,

      Enjoy this curried and crunchy tuna salad when you make it. The flavor combination was really good. Thanks for the first comment.

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      JSParker 5 years ago from Detroit, Michigan

      Peggy, you've given new life to my idea of tuna fish salad. My tuna salad has always been so b-o-r-i-n-g! With just celery, mayo, onion and sweet pickle relish added, that's how I've eaten it all my life. Not my favorite lunch as a result. I really like the idea of adding curry and apples as well as other vegetables and herbs. I'll try it!

      Also, I enjoyed reading about your garden. We just barely got our tomato plants in the ground yesterday, bought from last Saturday's farmer's market, so you down there in the South are way ahead of us. But just like you, we have our chives and mint planted together. And yes that pesky mint will even grow under pavers to get to the other side.

      Voted 5 stars, useful and interesting.

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      vespawoolf 5 years ago from Peru, South America

      Dump Cook is indeed a compliment...that's a useful talent! I'm excited about this recipe because we eat tuna salad every Tuesday for lunch and now we can vary it to keep things interesting. As always, loving your recipes, Peggy W!

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      IAmForbidden 5 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      i give 10 stars for this mouth-watering recipe! Good job peggy.

      and by the way, i love 10000x the cherry tomatoes, very lovely!!

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      Linda Crampton 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I do like the sound of this recipe very much Peggy! I love the taste of curry powder, and I very much like the idea of adding apple, fresh herbs, tomatoes and curry powder to a tuna salad! I will definitely be making this salad in the near future. It sounds like a great meal.