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!


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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