7 Ways With Canned Tuna
With a can or pouch of tuna in the pantry, lunch or supper is just minutes away.
Story by Maureen Callahan
Time-Saving Tuna Dishes
Not just for lunch anymore, tuna is making a splash on the dinner table in salads, tapas dishes, fish cakes, and more. Pick up a pouch or can and get cooking for a delicious dinner that's ready in minutes.
Tuna Tortas with Pico de GalloA squeeze of fresh lime juice, chopped tomatoes, chilies, and fresh cilantro transform canned tuna into a bold and delicious sandwich filling with hardly any fat. Or serve the filling over field greens drizzled with oil for a fast weeknight meal.
Garden Tuna SaladThis creamy tuna salad is full of wonderful texture and color due to the addition of chopped onions, celery, capers and hard boiled eggs. Serve it sandwich style or add a garden full of garnishes to make a main course salad.
Tuna-Garbanzo SaladSplurge on a good quality oil-packed tuna for this Spanish style "small plate" dinner or appetizer. The elegant dish contains tuna, steamed green beans, Parmesan cheese and chickpeas that are tossed with both sherry vinegar and mayo.
Fruity Tuna-Salad Pita SandwichesTuna salad goes tropical with the addition of chopped pineapple, raisins and green onions. Instead of fresh tuna steak, substitute a 9-ounce can of albacore tuna and you'll have a perfect sandwich for picnics and boating adventures.
Tuna Cornbread CakesPure comfort food, these easy fish cakes are made with store bought cornbread mix and garlic-herb flavored pouch tuna. Bake and cool the cornbread early in the day so that the actual assembling and cooking of the fish cakes can be done in less than 15 minutes.
Pasta Shells with Tuscan TunaCooked noodles are drained, returned to the cooking pot and then tossed with pouch tuna, lemon zest, capers, onions and fresh basil for a speedy weeknight supper that tastes fresh and satisfying. Even better, since everything is tossed together in one pot, clean up is minimal.
Vegetable Panzanella with TunaTypically, the Italian salad called panzanella is a side dish made with ripe juicy tomatoes, stale bread, and a generous helping of olive oil. Here, with the addition of canned tuna, diced zucchini, red bell pepper, onions and olives it takes center stage as a flavorful main course.
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