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Fruit 'n' Nut Tuna Sandwiches

Categories: Lunchbox
Type: Sandwiches

Dress up a tuna sandwich with some jicama, walnuts, and a pear, and the sandwich is transformed!

Serves: Serves: 6


  • 12-ounce can water-packed tuna, drained well
  • 1 cup chopped pear
  • 1/4 cup diced jicama
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon sweet pickle relish
  • 1/3 cup nonfat mayonnaise, or as needed
  • 6 pita breads, cut in half
  • 6 romaine lettuce leaves

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  1. Combine tuna, pear, jicama, walnuts and pickle relish in medium bowl; stir in mayonnaise (adding more as needed for desired consistency).
  2. Cover and refrigerate up to 24 hours.
  3. When ready to serve, line pita pockets with romaine lettuce leaves; fill with tuna mixture or prepare the night before, wrap securely and take for a quick lunch the next day.
  • Pears are actually a member of the rose family. They not only ripen better off the tree but also ripen from the inside out.

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Excerpted from Cook Once, Eat for a Week by Jyl Steinback. Copyright © 2003 by Family Fit Lifestyle, an Arizona Corporation.

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