Sweet Potato Tuna Melt (Whole30)

Sweet Potato Tuna Melt (Whole30)

In my Food Freedom (AKA life after Whole30) I love a good tuna salad sammy on gluten-free toasted bread— but on a Reset, I’m all about the sweet potato toast! There’s the best version of this recipe I’ll list here— and a LAZY SWAP version too for last minute lunches. here’s both versions! Whole30 Meal Template Suggestion: you’ve already got protein, fat, and a starchy veggie here— just add a simple green salad and you’re set!

Here’s what you need:

-1 Sweet Potato (small or medium)

-1 can Tuna (I prefer a mercury-tested tuna like Safe Catch)

-2 Tbsp. Whole30 Mayo

-1 Tbsp. Chopped Dill Pickles (check your labels!)

-1/4 tsp. Dried Dill Weed

-Sprinkle Black Pepper

Avocado Oil Spray

Here’s what to do:

  1. Drain tuna and combine with mayo, pickles, dill and black pepper. Mix well and refrigerate at least 30 minutes for flavors to combine completely. 

  2. Preheat oven to 375°. Peel sweet potato and cut into thin, toast-width slices. A small sweet potato makes 4 little slices and a medium sweet potato makes larger slices and a few more than you’d need for one serving.

  3. Spray a cookie sheet with avocado oil and places slices on sheet. Bake 10 minutes, flip, then bake 5 more minutes.

  4. Assemble your “sandwiches” using 2 slices of baked sweet potato with spoonfuls of tuna salad. Sprinkle with extra dill if desired, or top with little dill pickles!

LAZY SWAP VERSION:

Instead of baking the sweet potato version, just pop your slices in a normal toaster: 2 small slices usually fit in one slot. This also makes the dish oil-free! Toast on setting 7 for 2 toasting cycles (test with a fork for done-ness). For a lazier version of the tuna salad, just mix the tuna and the mayo, and spread onto toast immediately. I make this version all the time in a pinch!

PS I bought the mayo, tuna, avocado oil spray and baby dill pickles- all Whole30 compliant- on Thrive Market! Go to thrivemarket.com/melissasfoodfreedom for my Whole30 shopping list + get 25% off your first order.

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