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

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Meet the way I love canned tuna! I had a hard time getting into tuna. I don’t love seafood to begin with, and tuna in a can just seemed unappetizing. But, this one way to have it I have come to truly enjoy it. Seriously.

Tuna is so dang affordable – there are Whole30 compliant versions at Walmart and Winco that are as low as $ 0.68/can. 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 (once we start going places again) and we often take it camping, road trips to eat in the car, or work lunches.

Check out the recipe below for the 3 ingredients I add to it you might not think of that make a world of difference, as well as two ways to eat it that really take it up a notch!

Sweet Everything Bagel Whole30 Tuna Salad - Whole30, Paleo, gluten-free dairy-free easy cold lunch option!
4.88 from 8 votes

Sweet Everything Bagel Whole30 Tuna Salad

Servings 2
Author Autumn @wholefoodfor7


  • 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


  1. 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.

  2. Top with Everything Bagel Seasoning (again to preference - we like it heavy on the EBS!) and garlic salt.

  3. Serve with plantain chips or lettuce cups. I love eating it with plantain chips as a spoon!

Recipe 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!)


Not on a Whole30? I love it as a Grilled Tuna Sandwich, using GF bread (we love Canyon Bakehouse) and ghee. Trust - so good!


  1. 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!! 😊

  2. 4 stars
    Delicious! Thank you for such an easy and clean meal.

    • Happy you enjoyed this simple one, thank you!

      • 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!

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

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

    • This will last for about a week. Enjoy!

  4. 5 stars
    This is delicious!!! And your date mustard…. I should have made a double batch! Wow!

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

  5. 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!

  6. 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.

  7. 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!!

  8. 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.

  9. 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!

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

  10. 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!

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

  11. 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!

    • 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!

    • 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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