Becky Luigart-Stayner
4 servings (serving size: 1 pita half)

Shanelle loves easy-to-make recipes like this one. These sandwiches taste great and pair protein with carbohydrates to keep your energy level up. You can substitute one (9-ounce) can of solid white tuna in water, drained, for the tuna steak.

How to Make It

Step 1

Slice egg in half lengthwise, and remove yolk; reserve egg yolk for another use. Dice egg white halves; set aside.

Step 2

Prepare grill or broiler.

Step 3

Sprinkle the lemon juice and pepper over tuna. Place the tuna on a grill or broiler rack coated with cooking spray; cook 4 minutes on each side until tuna is medium-rare or desired degree of doneness. Coarsely chop tuna.

Step 4

Combine tuna, diced egg white, celery, and the next 5 ingredients (celery through pineapple) in a bowl. Line each pita half with 1/3 cup lettuce and 2 tomato slices. Divide the tuna mixture evenly among pita halves.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

dorothyb's Review

April 06, 2011
I thought this was good, but not excellent. After eating it once, I added some lemon pepper and some freshly ground pepper (per my husband's request). I did like the freshness, especially with the tuna.

CookingLady's Review

March 22, 2011
Really tasty! Used canned white tuna, with golden raisins and skipped the egg to speed things along. Even my young daughter, who doesn't like tuna, ate it up.

JaGaCook's Review

July 19, 2010
The husband and I enjoyed this. I made some minor changes...less mayonnaise simply because I ran out, I did not have pineapple so I skipped that but added some shredded carrots and used a 7oz can of tuna. Will def make again!

Narineh21's Review

April 07, 2010
this was amazing! probably one of the best tuna salad recipes out there. i used golden raisins and it was delicious!

SelkieinAZ's Review

November 19, 2009
This made a nice, tasty tuna salad. I made it mostly as directed - added in dried mango. I used canned tuna instead of tuna steak. I will certainly make it again.

Pumpkina's Review

June 04, 2009
This is an OK recipe. It does have a different flavor and it is OK for a change, but I did not find it outstanding. It is not bad but I will not be adding it to my lunch rotation.