Apple Treasure Chest
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Serves: 2 servings
  • 2 kid size apples (like Lil Snappers)
  • 1 can (6-ounces) white albacore tuna*, packed in water, drained
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise*
  • ½ teaspoon honey mustard*
  • ½ carrot, finely diced
  • Salt, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste
  1. Slice off the top one-third of each apple. Using a small teaspoon or grapefruit spoon, core-out the center of each apple base (working outward from center-most part of fruit), leaving ¼-inch outer edge.
  2. In a small bowl, mix the tuna, mayonnaise, mustard and carrot. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  3. Spoon ¼ cup of the tuna salad into each apple, top with the top one-third of apples, tilted slightly to resemble a chest being opened.
  4. Use playful, pirate-themed cupcake holders and flagged toothpicks to make for fun presentation and easy clean-up, if desired.
*For a vegan version, substitute mashed chickpeas (drained) for the tuna and use a vegan mayo and lightly sweet vegan mustard.
Recipe by Go Dairy Free at