Serving Size:
1/4 of the bowl of tuna (approximately 3/4 cup)

    Diet Types:
  • Diabetes
  • Dialysis


  • 15 ounces canned unsalted tuna, packed in water
  • 1/2 large apple
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 1/2 small onion
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt (optional)


  1. Drain tuna and finely chop apple, celery and onion.
  2. Mix tuna, apple, celery, onion, mayonnaise, black pepper and salt in a medium bowl.
  3. Serve on top of bed of lettuce, with unsalted crackers or make a sandwich.

Helpful hints

  • Adjust portion if you are on a lower protein diet. Ask your dietitian to recommend the correct portion for your individual needs.
  • The juices from the fruit and vegetables will maintain moisture in the tuna salad.
  • If you’d like to munch something crunchy, try Matilde’s Tuna Salad with celery sticks or lightly steamed green beans.
  • Sodium is 121 mg per serving if salt is omitted.

Nutrients per serving

Calories 202

Protein 27 g

Carbohydrates 3 g

Fat 9 g

Cholesterol 36 mg

Sodium 188 mg

Potassium 318 mg

Phosphorus 183 mg

Calcium 20 mg

Fiber 0.8 g

Kidney and kidney diabetic food choices

  • 4 meat
  • 1/2 vegetable, low potassium

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