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Cooking from My Pantry is a new series featuring Kirsten Romero, MS, RDN, a registered dietitian with the wellness program at Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia. While we’re all spending a lot more time at home, Kirsten is here to show you how you can make healthy recipes using real ingredients from your own pantry.

We encourage you to join along in creating today’s recipe: Tuna Apple Salad

Basic Recipe

Favorite Quinoa Salad
Yield: 2 Servings


  • 1 small can tuna
  • 1 small celery rib, sliced
  • ½ small onion, finely chopped
  • ½ small apple, cored and chopped
  • ½ teaspoon lemon juice
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ teaspoon dry dill or 1 ½ teaspoons fresh dill weed
  • 2 small whole-grain pita pockets
  • 2 lettuce leaves, optional

Note: Can use whole grain bread, tortilla wraps, or lettuce leaves to serve


  1. Rinse and drain canned tuna and place in mixing bowl.
  2. Add celery, onion, apple, lemon juice, mayonnaise and dill to bowl and mix well.
  3. Stuff salad mixture into pita pocket with a piece of lettuce for extra crunch, if using. Also makes a good sandwich roll on tortilla wraps.