Buying more canned tuna will mean several things. You'll be buying a food that's extremely good for you. You'll also be buying a food that is very affordable. Canned tuna doesn't need to be refrigerated, which means it can sit on your pantry shelf until you're ready to use it. And, finally, you'll be buying a food that's delicious and versatile. Of course, there are more reasons to buy canned tuna, but those reasons are pretty important. If you don't already have a variety of tuna recipes, you've come to the right place. Read on for some ideas on how to use canned tuna in many different ways.
Canned Tuna In Salads
If you do put canned tuna in salads, think of refrigerating it for at least an hour before you're going to use it.
Add flaked tuna to greens instead of chicken or shrimp. Mix hearts of palm, artichoke hearts, and black olives to make the salad even tastier.
Mix tuna with cottage cheese. When you're going to serve it, top it with about two tablespoons of salsa. You decide whether you want mild salsa or hot salsa.
Combine canned tuna with grapes, celery, thinly sliced green onions, and thinly sliced celery for a fancy salad. Serve it with artisan bread.
Use Tuna In Soups
There aren't many things that are easier to make than soups that have tuna in them.
Canned split pea soup will turn into a gourmet meal when you mix in canned tuna. Top it with grated cheddar cheese, and the cheese will melt right into the hot soup.
Canned ABC vegetable soup will be a new taste experience when you add tuna to the soup. Serve it with sliced apples and crackers to turn it into a complete meal.
Blend canned tuna into canned celery soup. Serve it with celery sticks that have been filled with cheddar cheese spread.
Tuna For Dinner
Canned tuna will save the day when you are in need of an easy dinner recipe.
Have you ever made chicken pot pie? This time, use canned tuna and canned vegetables with about three-fourths cup of milk mixed in with the ingredients. Put the mixture into a baking pan and top it with unbaked refrigerated biscuits instead of a handmade crust.
Make a tuna loaf instead of a traditional meatloaf. Combine the tuna, two slices of cubed white bread, one beaten egg, one cup of chopped onions and one cup of chopped green peppers. Or, add more color by using red and yellow peppers along with the green peppers. Salt and pepper are optional.
And, of course, there's the tried and true tuna casserole that your mother used to make. Make it different by using fancy noodles and by adding halved cashew nuts both in the mixture and on the top of the casserole before it goes in the oven.
When you make your new canned tuna recipes, think of writing them down and sharing them with your friends and family members.Share