Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  290
  • Protein  25 g
  • Carbohydrates  32 g
  • Fat  7 g
  • Cholesterol  22 mg
  • Sodium  475 mg
  • Potassium  320 mg
  • Phosphorus  175 mg
  • Calcium  17 mg
  • Fiber  2.5 g

Tuna Salad Bagel

Try the kidney-friendly recipe for Tuna Salad Bagel for lunch or a cool dinner on a warm night.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita dietitian Tricia from Michigan.

Portions: 1     Serving size: 1 sandwich


  • 1/2 cup low sodium canned tuna,water-packed
  • 1 tablespoon onion
  • 1 tablespoon  celery
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-calorie mayonnaise
  • 1 medium 2-ounce bagel
  • 1 lettuce leaf


  1. Break tuna into fine pieces.
  2. Finely chop onion and celery.
  3. Combine tuna, celery, onion and mayonnaise.
  4. Mix well.
  5. Spread mixture on bagel with lettuce leaf.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 3 meat
  • 2 starch
  • 1/2 vegetable, low potassium

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Check tuna ingredients and avoid brands with phosphate additives.

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Tuna Salad Bagel

caffish55 says:


I'm going to make this without bagels, do not like bagels & have no low-fat mayo. because the store brand bought is less in sodium & that is what I have on hand. I love onions, celery & could not find low-sodium tuna, but it is water packed & will drain it & rinse it also. My question is: I thought you were supposed to add hard boiled eggs too, is that possible, to have more protein? Dietitian comment: Yes you can add either egg whites or the whole hard-boiled egg to increase protein. Each egg contains 7 grams of protein.

Jul. 19, 2014, 10:29 AM - Inappropriate review?

Tuna Salad Bagel

amber1234 says:


I made tuna salad with cut up apples. I just added mayo and apples. It was very good. I omitted celery, onions, bagels. Can't stand bagels. Also I put the tuna salad on wheat bread. Yup, that is a keeper. My mom liked the taste.

Jan. 05, 2014, 1:29 PM - Inappropriate review?

Tuna Salad Bagel

kidsal2 says:


Love tuna salad!

Mar. 17, 2013, 11:53 AM - Inappropriate review?

Tuna Salad Bagel

Saz6289 says:


I used chicken of the sea albacore tuna which had half the potassium of the other brands. My mom loves tuna so I knew this would be a recipe we'd be making again and again.

Feb. 18, 2013, 7:49 PM - Inappropriate review?

Tuna Salad Bagel

tfisk says:


Very easy to make and good.

May. 16, 2012, 10:19 AM - Inappropriate review?

Tuna Salad Bagel

stelbisc says:


I'm always cutting corners where I can on potassium and sodium. We found "Western Bagel" brand bagels at Wal-Mart in the dairy section that are actually portion controlled and healthier than all others I've searched for. That mixed with "Bumble Bee" very low sodium white Albacore tuna (in water) and this was a perfect lunch!

Nov. 25, 2009, 12:36 PM - Inappropriate review?

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