Cranberry Tuna Salad

Cranberry Tuna Salad at Create With Joy

When the temperatures soar, and you’re looking for something quick and refreshing to serve your family, try my family’s specialty Cranberry Tuna Salad!

The first time I ever tasted Cranberry Tuna Salad was at Whole Foods. Now, I’m not a huge tuna fan in general, but I love this dish, so my husband and I worked on recreating it. None of the recipes we tried turned out right – most were too tart – so we kept experimenting until we created our own addictive version of this recipe! The dish flies out of our kitchen so fast, we created two variations of it – a regular sized version – and a crowd pleaser version – so you can pick the size that best fits your family’s needs!

Ingredients – Regular Version:

2 Cans of Tuna
2-4 Tablespoons of Fat Free Mayonnaise
2 Tablespoons of Green Onions, Chopped
3 Tablespoons of Dried Cranberries – Coarsely Chopped
2 Teaspoons of Granulated Sugar

Ingredients – Crowd Pleaser Version:

1 Large Can of Tuna – 4 Pounds, 2 ½ Ounces (available at Costco)
1 Small Jar of Fat Free Mayonnaise
2 Bunches of Green Onions, Chopped
3 Packages of Dried Cranberries – About 10 Ounces, Coarsely Chopped
3 Tablespoons of Granulated Sugar


1. Mix ingredients together in a large bowl.
2. Refrigerate until serving time.

Serving Suggestions:

1.Serve a sandwich on toasted bread, a croissant, a baguette, or your favorite roll!

2. Cut a melon in half; fill with Cranberry Tuna Salad and serve!

3. Serve the Cranberry Tuna Salad stuffed in a lettuce wedge!

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56 Responses to “Cranberry Tuna Salad”

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  1. Dawn says:

    What a nice recipe. Thanks for visiting my blog- I like your work.

  2. Mara... says:

    Looks yummy Ramona!!!

  3. even-star says:

    what a great way to spiff up tuna salad! The cranberries are inspired. Like the serving suggestions too. It isn't what you got it's what you do with it.

  4. Brenda says:

    This is my favourite way to eat tuna salad, isn't it great? I never could have imagined dried cranberries in tuna until I tasted it that first time. Yum! Have a great weekend!

  5. Kat says:

    Looks so good. I think I am headed to enter your giveaway. Have a great weekend.



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  7. Reta says:

    Knowing that I love fish and enjoy tuna during Lent, I will try your receipe as it looks so tempting. Also will pass this tuna salad creation on to two people in the office, who also like tuna. Till next time keep up the good work.

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  10. Danielle says:

    Yum! Looks good! Stopping by from Friday Blog Hops. I'm your new follower!

  11. April@The 21st Century Housewife says:

    I would never have thought of adding cranberries to tuna salad, but it looks and sounds wonderful! Thanks for sharing your recipe.

  12. Moogie says:

    Hi…. I'm your newest follower.

  13. Melissa Miller says:

    This sounds delish! I love cranberries and tuna. I'll try it soon and thank you for sharing.

    It's nice to meet you sweet friend! I just found your blog at the hop. Very pretty!

    Blessings, ~Melissa 🙂

  14. ButterYum says:

    Mmmm… we love tuna and cranberries, so I will definitely give this recipe a try. Thanks for sharing it.


  15. Terra H. says:

    That looks yummy. Will have to try it sometime. Thanks for becoming a follower of my blog via Keepin' Company Thursdays. I am now a follower of yours.

  16. Brenda says:

    I liked this lower calorie version!

  17. Jerri says:

    Hmm…I've seen chicken salad like this, but I've never thought of doing it with tuna. Interesting!

    Thanks for linking up with me for Friday Favorites!

  18. Tina @ MOMS CRAZY COOKING says:

    I wanted to THANK YOU for coming over and linking up to THIS WEEK'S CRAVINGS Week #30 "Summer Salads", we feature a different theme each Monday. We hope you come back next week for "Memorial Day BBQ Recipes". Have a great weekend!

  19. Theresa says:

    That sounds yummy! I will have to try this.

  20. This looks yummy! I’ll have to try this to change it up a bit.

  21. Karen says:

    Stopping by from Time Travel Tuesday. I stumbled, followed and Google +1 you! My post is

  22. Yummy, this is a must try …

    Thanx for linking up to my Time Travel Tuesday, the more you share, tweet and tell a friend … the more fun it will be!
    Lovely to have you over, have a great week … and be sure to get your pic ready for Wordless Wednesday link up tomorrow 🙂
    Love – Nicole

  23. Great recipe and will try come summer (it’s winter here in Australia). I also added a recipe at Time Travel Tuesday, (which is how I found you), the mango ice cream. I am in awe of your following so am following as so many cannot be wrong.

  24. JDaniel4's Mom says:

    This looks like a perfect recipe for the summer.

    Stopping from Time Travel Tuesday!

  25. what a lovely creative recipe! thank you for sharing!

  26. Cam says:

    it’s so hot here and that sounds so good and it’s lunch time and i’m hungry and this is the longest run-on sentence EVER!

  27. Amanda @ High Impact Mom says:

    This sounds delish! I’ll be making this over the weekend for family while we’re at the beach! Thanks for sharing!

  28. Esther Joy says:

    Sounds like a great combination of flavors!

  29. Morning says:

    it looks yummy.

  30. thoughtful illustration of the tuna salad…

    you make me feel hungry although I had dinner already.


  31. JDaniel4's Mom says:

    Stopping by from Mrs. Mattock too. I love this recipe!

  32. Betty says:

    I’m not crazy about tuna fish either, but that does sound good with the dried cranberries!

  33. Anne says:

    Tis sound delicious and cool! It has been a long hot summer. I always enjoy these kinds of wonderful salads! Thanks for the tuna Alphabe Thursday post! You share nicely! ANne

  34. PJ says:

    That looks like a refreshing spin on tuna salad……I’m going to try it!

  35. Barbara F. says:

    This sounds wonderful and good for fall with the addition of cranberries. I will try the smaller version, I love tuna and eat it every week, sometimes twice. Visiting from Alphabe-Thursday. xo,

  36. Birgit says:

    Great recipe! I will try a variation of it tonight — thanks for the suggestion. 🙂

    Greetings from Germany,

    PS: See my T post here! 🙂

  37. Cheryl D. says:

    Another simple but yummy recipe!

  38. This reminds me a lot of a recipe I make often using mango chutney with the tuna. I’ve never seen a 4 1/2 pound can of tuna! That would be cool! And I would only have to make it once a month around here – ha!

    Thanks for a terrifically delicious link for Alphabe-Thursday’s letter T.


  39. This looks so yummy! I would love for you to come and share on the Creative Corner Hop. Our linky will be open all week.

    Cherished Handmade Treasures

  40. Lisa says:

    I had never heard of this before. It sounds really good! I will definitely try making it for our next bbq! 🙂 Thanks so much for linking up with “Try a New Recipe Tuesday!”

  41. Thank you for linking to Waste Not Want Not Wednesday at

    I LOVE tuna, so will definately be trying this tasty little number

  42. Joyce
    Twitter: Joyce_Lansky

    I never thought to put cranberries in tuna salad. That actually might be good. Thanks.

  43. Evelyn says:

    This looks very good, a different twist to the old tuna salad:) I would love to try this. Thank you for sharing at Freedom Fridays!

  44. What an interesting combination of flavours! I’m excited to try it. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

  45. Natasha In Oz
    Twitter: natashainoz

    That looks so delicious! I will definitely be trying this because I need to get my kids to eat more fish. Thanks for the recipe-I’m pinning it now!

    Best wishes for a wonderful week,

  46. Yummy, tuna and cranberries sounds like a delicious combination! I’m sure we’d all love this salad! Thanks for sharing this with Summer Salad Sundays, look forward to seeing you again soon.

  47. Kari says:

    I would have never thought of pairing cranberries and tuna. But, I love them both so I will have to give it a try. Stopping by from SITS!

  48. There is a good chance that I’m heading to my kitchen right now to try this recipe out. You may have just saved my lunch 😉

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