Tuna Pita Pockets with Fennel-Apple Slaw Recipe

We’ve all heard that an apple a day keeps the doctor away, and there’s actually plenty of truth behind that expression!

High in potassium, apples can help control blood pressure, plus the fiber-rich fruit can help reduce cholesterol. Apart from their health benefits, crisp, juicy apples are an autumnal kitchen staple. 

Tuna Pita Pockets with Fennel-Apple Slaw

Recipe by Publix
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Course: LunchCuisine: American



    A simple seasonal risotto that pairs perfectly with seared scallops.


    • 1

      medium fennel bulb, grated

    • 1

      Granny Smith apple, grated

    • 1 tablespoon

      Publix GreenWise Dijon mustard

    • 2 teaspoons

      chipotle hot sauce

    • 1 tablespoon

      Publix GreenWise organic honey

    • cup

      apple vinaigrette (or honey Dijon dressing)

    • 2

      tuna steaks (about 1 lb.)

    • 1 tablespoon

      olive oil

    • ½ teaspoon

      kosher salt, divided

    • ¼ teaspoon


    • 4

      whole wheat pita pockets

    • 2 cups

      organic watercress


    • Grate fennel bulb and apple. Combine mustard, hot sauce, and honey, and set aside. 

    • Combine fennel, apple, and apple vinaigrette and set aside. 

    • Preheat grill or grill pan. Season tuna with oil, salt, and pepper. 

    • Cook tuna 3-4 minutes on each side or until 145°F. Then cut tuna into bite-size pieces and place in pita pockets. 

    • Top tuna with chipotle honey sauce, watercress, and fennel-apple slaw. Serve.

    Nutrition Facts (per serving):

    • Calories—390 | Total Fat—16g | Cholesterol – 40mg | Sodium—450mg | Carbohydrate—35g | Dietary Fiber—6g | Protein—32g

    Facts about Apples

    How to Choose:

    There are thousands of types of apples, and which you choose really depends on your preferences and the dish you’ll be making. According to The Washington State Apple Advertising Commission, some of the most popular apple types can be described as: 

    Red Delicious: crunchy and mildly sweet

    Golden Delicious: mellow and sweet

    Gala: crisp, aromatically sweet

    Fuji: super-sweet and crisp

    Granny Smith: extremely tart and juicy

    Honeycrisp: tangy-sweet 

    Storing Wisdom:

    Keep them in the fridge. Apples are best stored in the refrigerator, with access to humidity. Place them in the crisper drawer with a damp paper towel on top as soon as you get them home.

    Did you know?

    If something is as American as apple pie, it’s actually not all that American after all. History books trace pie-making as far back as 14th century England, and those skills, along with apple seeds, arrived on U.S. soil thanks to the Pilgrims.

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