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Sweet Everything Bagel Whole30 Tuna Salad - Whole30, Paleo, gluten-free dairy-free easy cold lunch option!

I don’t really like canned tuna, EXCEPT in this Sweet Everything Bagel Whole30 Tuna Salad. Canned tuna was hard for me to enjoy. I don’t love seafood to begin with, and tuna in a can just seemed unappetizing. But, this is one way to have it I have come to truly enjoy it. Seriously.

Budget-Friendly Recipe

Tuna is so dang affordable – there are Whole30-compliant versions at Walmart and Winco that are as low as $ 0.68/can. In my area, it is the most affordable animal protein option. PLUS, it’s an awesome option for a shelf-stable protein pantry food staple/food storage. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, it was one of the first things I stocked up on. Also, it’s a great on-the-go protein and we often take it camping, road trips to eat in the car, work lunches, or just a fast lunch at home.

Why We Love This Everything Bagel Whole30 Tuna Salad

I add 3 ingredients to it you might not think of that make a world of difference: sweet Date Mustard (like Whole30 Honey Mustard), everything bagel seasoning, and garlic salt. These simple add-ons make it so flavorful but still really easy. This lunch can be ready in 10 minutes!

Plus, it’s Whole30, Paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, with egg-free options. I love that it meets a variety of dietary needs. We pair it with Homemade Plantain Chips if on a Whole30, as no store-bought chips are allowed on Whole30. If you aren’t on a Whole30, it’s delicious with plantain chips from Trader Joe’s or in a grilled tuna sandwich (below). I spread Canyon Bakehouse bread with ghee and grill both sides to crispy warm deliciousness. So good!

 

Ingredients

  • Canned tuna – If you are on a Whole30, just double-check the ingredients. A lot of canned tuna contains soy (look for the “CONTAINS SOY” disclaimer below the ingredients), which is not Whole30 compatible. My Walmart has a store brand that is compatible, as well as I can find it fairly affordably at Winco.
  • Date MustardMy Whole30 Date Mustard is literally my most loved sauce of all times. I have to have it on hand in my fridge. And it adds a sweetness to this tuna salad you are going to LOVE. It makes this!
  • Everything Bagel Seasoning – I find this at most stores these days, including Trader Joe’s or Walmart.
  • Garlic salt – If you are on a Whole30, double check your garlic salt doesn’t have dextrose (a form of sugar that is not allowed). I find a Whole30 compatible garlic salt at Trader Joe’s – it’s a garlic salt grinder.
  • Optional to serve: Homemade Plantain Chips or lettuce cups. I always prefer butter lettuce for my lettuce cups – they wrap wonderfully with the nice soft leaves.

 

How to make it

Open tuna can and drain water. Mix date mustard and drained tuna in a small bowl. The range is due to different preferences – I like my tuna moist so I use the higher end of the range, whereas my hubby likes it more dry.

Top with Everything Bagel Seasoning (again to preference – we like it heavy on the EBS!) and garlic salt. Serve with plantain chips or lettuce cups. I love eating it with plantain chips as a spoon! Now wasn’t that easy?

Sweet Everything Bagel Whole30 Tuna Salad - Whole30, Paleo, gluten-free dairy-free easy cold lunch option!

Sweet Everything Bagel Whole30 Tuna Salad

Autumn @wholefoodfor7
4.92 from 12 votes
Servings 2

Ingredients
 

  • 1 5 oz can tuna *make sure it's compliant if on Whole30
  • 2-4 tablespoons date mustard *see notes for recipe link
  • 1-2 teaspoons Everything Bagel Seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • Serve with homemade plantain chips or in lettuce cups

Instructions
 

  • Open tuna can and drain water. Mix date mustard and drained tuna in a small bowl. The range is due to different preferences - I like my tuna moist so I use the higher end of the range, whereas my hubby likes it more dry.
  • Top with Everything Bagel Seasoning (again to preference - we like it heavy on the EBS!) and garlic salt.
  • Serve with plantain chips or lettuce cups. I love eating it with plantain chips as a spoon!

Notes

You can use just mayo, of course, but the sweet tangy of my Date Mustard really makes this delicious! I also highly recommend it with my Homemade Plantain Chips (but remember, no store bought chips, even plantain chips, on Whole30!)
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Not on a Whole30? I love it as a Grilled Tuna Sandwich, using GF bread (we love Canyon Bakehouse) and ghee. Trust - so good!
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!
Sweet Everything Bagel Whole30 Tuna Salad - Whole30, Paleo, gluten-free dairy-free easy cold lunch option!

30 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    AMAZING!! This is now a new fave of mine!! I have already made this 3x this week!! LOVE IT!!

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    • Wow, love that you are already making this on repeat! So easy and yet delicious. I’m so glad you love it – thank you for the review!

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  2. 5 stars
    Omg! This is so good. I wasn’t sure about it at f1st, but then I tried it & was hooked. And my husband LOVES it & asks for it constantly

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    • I hear you – it’s hard to get jazzed about canned tuna. Yet these simple additions really makes this YUMMY. I love that your hubby is a big fan of this one. Thanks so much for all the reviews Kerry! <3

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  3. 5 stars
    This is DELICIOUS! Do yourself a favor & double it. The date mustard is soooo good in this recipe, it turns ordinary tuna into a delicious meal!

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    • WAHOO! I’m so glad this simple recipe turned basic tuna into a delicious option for you. Love it! Thanks for the review, I appreciate them!

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  4. 5 stars
    Delicious! Eyeballed a single serving of the date mustard using pre made/bottled date syrup and it was amazing, so definitely making a full batch when I have more time.

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  5. This is seriously my go to recipe for lunch now! I love it! It’s so easy and sooo good. If I don’t have time to make the honey mustard
    Sauce I just add mustard and honey super yummy!

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    • Woot woot for the easy tasty win! Thank you!

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  6. Can’t wait to try this! Yeah for new whole30 meals! I’m on day 21 and getting food bored:)

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  7. 5 stars
    I have NEVER thought to use the everything bagel seasoning in tuna before! I use it on everything else though, including a garnish on Asian inspired meals. It was SO good! And I never eat tuna with crackers so I definitely never would have thought to eat it with plantains! I made this last week, and ate it with my freezer plantain chips, and a spinach salad. It was SO good and SO satisfying!! 😊

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  8. 4 stars
    Delicious! Thank you for such an easy and clean meal.

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    • Happy you enjoyed this simple one, thank you!

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      • Autumn!!! We have made this with canned tuna, canned salmon, and canned chicken (with primal Buffalo sauce). We are obsessed!!! Thank you fir this quick and easy lunch!

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        • Yay! So happy this one has been on repeat! : )

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  9. How long would you expect this to last in the fridge?

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    • This will last for about a week. Enjoy!

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  10. 5 stars
    This is delicious!!! And your date mustard…. I should have made a double batch! Wow!

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    • Happy you enjoyed this easy option! And YES that date mustard is a must-have in our house!

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  11. This is such a great idea! I have been trying to incorporate more fish into our diet (and still have it affordable!). Im going to do it with canned salmon!

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  12. 5 stars
    I just finished the September Whole 30 and this was one of my favorite lunches. The date mustard and Everything Bagel Seasoning add a great punch to the tuna. To be successful on my Whole 30s I really need to be sure not to get caught up in food boredom and this tuna salad really delivers on big flavor.

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  13. This was such a simple recipe to follow. I’m not a tuna person, so made this with chicken and it was so tastey! I always have bagel seasoning around, and I dont know how I didnt think to do this with chicken salad before!! Even more tastey with plantain chips or tostones!!

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  14. 5 stars
    My favorite way to eat canned tuna these days! EBTB is just so great too. Quick, easy meal. I like pairing it with plantain chips or veggie sticks.

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  15. 5 stars
    What a delicious take on tuna salad! I’ve made this a few times, and it’s sooo good. A great change up from the usual plain mayo one I usually make. Thanks!

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    • Yes, I love this easy change up to make tuna salad interesting again! So happy you enjoyed!

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  16. 5 stars
    I love this recipe! As a teacher, it’s hard to have a sit down full lunch. I’m usually planning or getting ready for the afternoon so this is a perfect quick lunch! Love eating it with plantain chips or cucumbers. Quick and filling! Thanks for sharing!

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    • I’m so happy this has been a quick and easy nourishing win for you. Thank you!

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  17. 5 stars
    This was my first experience with tuna and this was an amazing place to start! Also it is SUCH a quick meal to whip up and put so veggies on the side!

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    • I’m with you, tuna isn’t one I do often, but this recipe has helped me enjoy it. Glad it was a fast tasty one!

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    • This has become a go-to for me for a quick lunch to take to work! It’s easy to do because my husband is IN LOVE with your date mustard. I enjoy it too, but truly, he’s trying it on and with everything he ever used any kind of other dip with before we discovered it! You have way more recipes than I’ve had time to try, can’t wait to try more of them, not one has disappointed so far!!

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