Tuna Salad and Apple Slices USDA Recipe for Child Care Centers

Age Group: Ages 6-18
Serving Size: 25-50
Skip the bread and serve this tuna salad with apple slices, celery, or cucumbers.
¾ cup fruit
1 oz eq meat
Team Nutrition CACFP Easy Recipe Project
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Prep Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour


  • Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • In a medium bowl, combine tuna, mayonnaise, cheese, celery, and pickle relish. Stir until well-blended (see notes).
  • Serve 2 Tbsp tuna salad with ¾ cup apple slices (about 7–9). Serve immediately, or keep cold at 40 °F or lower.


Nutrition Facts
Tuna Salad and Apple Slices USDA Recipe for Child Care Centers
Amount Per Serving 2 Tbsp tuna and ¾ cup apple slices
Calories 110 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 16mg5%
Sodium 152mg7%
Total Carbohydrate 14g5%
Dietary Fiber 2g8%
Total Sugars 10g11%
Protein 8g16%
Calcium 11mg1%
Iron 0mg0%
*Marketing Guide
25 Servings:
Apples, fresh: 5 lb 12 oz
50 Servings:
Apples, fresh: 11 lb 8 oz


  • Contains milk (cheddar cheese) and fish (tuna).
  • To keep fresh cut fruit from turning brown, coat them with an acidic juice, such as lemon or orange, or use a commercial anti-darkening agent.
  • If preparing in advance, store tuna salad in an airtight container at 40 °F or lower until ready to serve.
Yield / Volume
25 Servings:
2 lb 2 oz tuna salad, 5 lb 4 oz apples
3 cups 2 Tbsp tuna salad, 1 gal 2¾ cups apples
50 Servings:
4 lb 4 oz tuna salad, 10 lb 7 oz apples
1 qt 2¼ cups tuna salad, 2 gal 1 qt 1½ cups apples