Everything Bagel Tuna Salad

Everything Bagel Tuna Salad is packed with all of the unique flavors of an everything bagel. Add to a sandwich, wrap, or on top of a fresh green salad for a high-protein keto meal or snack packed with flavor!

everything bagel tuna salad

Wondering how you can spice up canned tuna? Tuna with everything bagel seasoning! Simply mix drained canned tuna with mayo, celery, onion, and everything bagel seasoning for a twist on tuna salad that tastes amazing. If you’re a fan of chicken, you’ll love to make everything but the bagel chicken salad!

Everything bagel seasoning on tuna is made with low-carb, real food ingredients that align with paleo, keto, and Whole30 protocols. You can use store-bought mayo or make 1-minute Whole30 mayo from scratch!

🏆What’s The Best Tuna To Use For Tuna Salad?

When you make tuna salad, the best type of tuna to use largely depends on personal preference. I like using canned white tuna, also known as albacore because its firmer texture and has a mild flavor compared to light tuna. Albacore offers chunkier pieces that mix well with other ingredients without becoming mushy.

For a balance of flavor, texture, and health considerations, albacore tuna packed in water is my go-to choice for making tuna salad. It provides a clean taste and allows the flavors of the other salad ingredients to shine through!

🐟 Ingredients You’ll Need

  • Canned Tuna – Use any type of canned tuna you enjoy for this recipe. We love using chunk light. Popular brands include StarKist, BumbleBee, Great Value, Good and Gather, Kirkland or any other store brand.
  • Mayonnaise – For paleo and Whole30 purposes, use a compliant store-bought mayo or make avocado mayo from scratch. Otherwise, use any full-fat quality mayo.
  • Celery & Red Onion – This veggie duo brings fresh flavor, crunch, and a pop of color to improve presentation.
  • Everything Bagel Seasoning – Trader Joe’s began selling “everything but the bagel seasoning” several years ago, and it’s since become a spice rack staple. You can find it pretty much everywhere these days. McCormick, Great Value, Simple Truth, Members Mark, and the store brand at Aldi are good options. 

🥯DIY Everything Bagel Seasoning

Everything bagel seasoning is made with the same ingredients baked into the iconic everything bagel flavor. It’s typically made with poppy & sesame seeds, dried garlic & onion, and salt. In other words, everything on an everything bagel!

While it’s been on bagels for decades, the seasoning had a resurgence in popularity due to Trader Joe’s Everything But The Bagel Seasoning being sold in stores (followed by other stores like Aldi, Walmart, and Whole Foods). If you want to make your own homemade seasoning, try these seasoning amounts and adjust by adding or lessening your favorite ingredients!

For a 4 ounce jar of everything bagel seasoning, you’ll need:

  • 2 tablespoons poppy seeds
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds (white, black, or a mix)
  • 1 tablespoon dried garlic flakes
  • 1 tablespoon dried onion flakes
  • 2 teaspoons coarse sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper (optional, for added spice)
  • OPTIONAL: For a hint of herb flavor, add 1/4 teaspoon of dried oregano

🥣 How To Make Tuna Salad with Everything Bagel Seasoning

1️⃣ Dice vegetables. First, dice the onion and celery into small cubes.

2️⃣ Toss tuna salad ingredients. Add the diced onion, diced celery, drained tuna, mayo, and everything bagel seasoning to a large mixing bowl, and toss until the tuna is saturated in mayo, and the onion, celery, and seasonings are evenly distributed.

3️⃣ Season to taste. Give it a quick taste and sprinkle in more everything bagel seasoning or salt if it needs more.

4️⃣ Serve. Serve on a green salad, as a sandwich or wrap, with crackers, or simply with a spoon. Enjoy!

🍞 How To Serve Everything Bagel Tuna Salad

  • Tuna Everything Bagel: Enhance the flavor by serving this seasoned tuna salad on a classic everything bagel!
  • Avocado Boats: Use halved avocados as a base, filling them with tuna salad for a nutritious meal packed with healthy fats.
  • Open-Faced Sandwiches: Lightly toasted bread or bagels become the perfect vehicles for the tuna salad.
  • Wraps/Burritos: Spread the tuna salad on tortillas, adding vegetables before rolling up.
  • Stuffed Vegetables: Tomatoes or peppers filled with tuna salad make for a light, brunch-friendly option.
  • Salad Topping: Elevate a green salad by topping it with a scoop of the tuna salad.
  • Cucumber Rounds: Thick cucumber slices topped with tuna salad offer a refreshing snack.
  • Pita Pockets: Pitas stuffed with tuna salad and extra veggies make for a fulfilling lunch.
  • Quinoa Bowl: Combine tuna salad with quinoa and diced vegetables for a nutritious bowl.

❄️Make Ahead For Meal Prep

How long is tuna fish with mayo good for in the fridge? Tuna fish mixed with mayonnaise is safe to eat from the fridge for up to 3 to 5 days if stored properly. Store the tuna salad in an airtight container and keep it refrigerated at or below 40°F (4°C). Avoid leaving the tuna salad out at room temperature for more than 2 hours, as bacteria grow rapidly between 40°F (4°C) and 140°F (60°C).

For meal prep, prepare your tuna salad in advance and portion it into individual airtight containers. This not only makes it convenient to grab and go but also helps maintain freshness throughout the week. If you’re looking to extend its shelf life for a busy week ahead, keep the ingredients separate and mixing them just before serving. For example, store the seasoned tuna and mayonnaise separately and combine them the day you plan to eat the salad.

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Everything Bagel Tuna Salad

Everything Bagel Tuna Salad is packed with the nutty, oniony, and garlicky goodness of an everything bagel. Add to a sandwich, wrap, or on top of a fresh green salad for a high-protein meal packed with flavor!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 173kcal

Ingredients

  • 12 oz canned tuna drained
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp celery small dice
  • 1 tbsp red onion small dice
  • 1 tablespoon everything bagel seasoning or more to taste

Instructions

  • Dice the onion and celery into small cubes.
  • Drain the tuna from the can.
  • Add the diced onion, diced celery, drained tuna, mayo, and everything bagel seasoning to a large mixing bowl, and toss until the tuna is saturated in mayo, and the onion, celery, and seasonings are evenly distributed.
  • Give it a quick taste and sprinkle in more everything bagel seasoning or salt if it needs more.
  • Serve on a green salad, as a sandwich or wrap, with crackers, or simply with a spoon. Enjoy!

Notes

❄️Make Ahead For Meal Prep

How long is tuna fish with mayo good for in the fridge? Tuna fish mixed with mayonnaise is safe to eat from the fridge for up to 3 to 5 days if stored properly. Store the tuna salad in an airtight container and keep it refrigerated at or below 40°F (4°C). Avoid leaving the tuna salad out at room temperature for more than 2 hours, as bacteria grow rapidly between 40°F (4°C) and 140°F (60°C).
For meal prep, prepare your tuna salad in advance and portion it into individual airtight containers. This not only makes it convenient to grab and go but also helps maintain freshness throughout the week. If you’re looking to extend its shelf life for a busy week ahead, keep the ingredients separate and mixing them just before serving. For example, store the seasoned tuna and mayonnaise separately and combine them the day you plan to eat the salad.

Nutrition

Calories: 173kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 475mg | Potassium: 167mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 76IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg

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