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Whole Foods Cranberry Tuna Salad

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If you’ve ever been to Whole Foods and had their cranberry tuna salad, you know how addicting it is! If you’ve never had it and you think it sounds weird to put cranberries in tuna salad, you HAVE to try it! It’s a really simple recipe with only a few ingredients but it’s just perfection.

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My sister introduced me to the Whole Foods cranberry tuna salad and I’ve been obsessed with it ever since. The only problem is that our closest Whole Foods is about 30 minutes away so I don’t go there as often as I’d like. That’s why I decided to try to create this copy cat recipe at home. (It’s also much cheaper…shhhh!)

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It’s a dump and go recipe with minimal prep (just cutting some onions) and it keeps in the fridge for a week. This recipe is great for making a big batch to use during the week for snacks and sandwiches.

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I always use Bumble Bee solid white albacore in the gold can. I have no affiliation with them but it’s just great tuna. It’s not mushy or slimy and it’s big chunks instead of tiny flakes. You can use your favorite kind of tuna but I definitely recommend this one!

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Whole Foods Cranberry Tuna Salad

Coco and Ash
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cans of solid white tuna in water (5 ounce cans)
  • 1/4 cup mayonaise
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions
 

  • Open the cans of tuna and drain and discard the water.
  • Add the tuna and all other ingredients to a bowl and mix to combine. I use a fork so I can flake up the tuna into smaller bits.
  • Serve with crackers, on a sandwich, or refrigerate for 1 week.
Tried this recipe?Leave a comment!

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19 Comments

  • Reply
    Mikayla
    July 3, 2019 at 12:27 pm

    I love when I can recreate an expensive dining out favorite at home! The cranberries are such an interesting flavor to add, but it works so well! Great choice for lunch.

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      Coco and Ash
      July 3, 2019 at 12:31 pm

      Thank you!! I thought the same thing and then I tried it and was blown away! 🙂

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    Andrea Metlika
    July 3, 2019 at 12:39 pm

    I had this once a long a time ago and thought it was delicious. So glad I found this recipe so I can make it myself!

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    Jessica
    July 3, 2019 at 12:45 pm

    I love copycat recipes like this! This one was spot on and I already can’t wait to make it again!

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    Caroline
    July 3, 2019 at 12:50 pm

    Love how simple this is but a nice mix of flavors – and making at home always better.

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    Noelle
    July 3, 2019 at 1:42 pm

    This is the perfect flavor for a tuna salad! Perfect for a quick lunch

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    Stefany Goldberg
    October 8, 2021 at 1:17 pm

    Loved this! I cut in half and it was great!

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    Jan
    January 19, 2022 at 12:12 pm

    I made this for lunch yesterday and LOVED it. I added chopped pecans and a dash of celery salt. Perfect. Thanks for the recipe!

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    Lee
    March 22, 2022 at 10:45 pm

    Fantastic reproduction.

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    Lee
    March 22, 2022 at 10:46 pm

    Fantastic reproduction!

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    Alison
    May 2, 2023 at 2:35 pm

    Just picked some up from WF and this batch has green apples as well.

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      Coco and Ash
      May 2, 2023 at 2:37 pm

      Interesting! I wonder if they changed the recipe a bit.

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    Elle
    December 29, 2023 at 8:31 pm

    There’s something green in the whole foods version. This recipe is missing something. Either celery or green onions, or chives, and not red onions.

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      Coco and Ash
      December 29, 2023 at 8:32 pm

      Whole Foods very recently changed their recipe and it now includes green apple bits. That’s the new version. Hope that helps!

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    Elle
    December 29, 2023 at 8:35 pm

    Tuna (yellowfin tuna, water, salt), Lemon Dressing (soybean oil, water, lemon juice, egg yolk, organic distilled vinegar, salt, sugar, xanthan gum, natural flavor, organic spice, organic mustard seed), Dried Cranberries (cranberries, sugar, sunflower oil), Apples, Green Onions.

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    Lynn
    January 13, 2024 at 10:44 pm

    Thanks for posting this, but if you read the ingredients listed on the WF tuna salad, you’ll see that they use Yellowfin Tuna. It makes all the difference!

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