World Tuna Day: 7 Easy, Inexpensive & Healthy Canned Tuna Recipes

By Jenna Cura
May 2, 2023
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In honour of World Tuna Day, here are seven easy, inexpensive, and healthy recipes that use canned tuna.

Canned tuna is low in calories, an inexpensive source of protein, and is considered to be a good source of omega-3 fatty acids (which are essential dietary fats that are good for your heart, eyes, and brain health!) Canned Tuna also can keep for a long time – some brands can last up to 2-5 years in your pantry. With your financial donations, The Mississauga Food Bank can purchase nutrient-rich food like canned tuna in bulk, directly from manufacturers which helps to avoid the retail markup. Donate today!

1. Tuna Salad Sandwich

Tuna salad sandwiches are a quick lunch option, and can be made a number of different ways! This recipe uses ingredients like dill pickles, dijon mustard, and parmesan cheese – but you can make a simple and delicious sandwich by just using mayonnaise, tuna, salt & pepper, and a veggie like celery or lettuce! Want to skip the mayonnaise? Use avocado instead!

Tuna Salad Sandwich

2. Tuna Ceviche

This is a fresh way to use canned tuna: just combine the ingredients, let stand for five minutes, and then serve with plantain or tortilla chips.

Tuna Ceviche

3. Apple & Cheddar Tuna Pitas

Here’s a great way to incorporate fruits, vegetables, and whole grains with your protein-rich tuna!

Apple & Cheddar Tuna Pitas

4. Tuna Masala

Use canned tuna or leftover fish to make this dish, served with rice.

Tuna Masala

5. Mimosa Salad

A festive Slavic layered salad with cheese, eggs, onion, mayonnaise, and canned fish. Make sure to serve this salad in a transparent bowl so you can appreciate all the colourful layers!

Mimosa Salad

6. Tuna Noodle Casserole

Toss your canned tuna with egg noodles, frozen peas, celery, and mushroom soup, then add a buttery breadcrumb topping and bake it until it’s bubbling.

Tuna Noodle Casserole

7. Curried Tuna

If you have curry powder, turmeric and coriander powder in your pantry, this recipe is a great option! It’s quick and easy to make and provides a different way to use canned tuna!

Curried Tuna




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