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These Canned Tuna Recipes Will Change How You Use Tuna


Tuna sandwiches can be delicious, but there’s so much more you can do with canned tuna that involves a bit more culinary finesse. If you don’t believe us, try to read through this list of delicious canned tuna recipes without checking to see how many cans you have in your pantry.


1. Avocado Tuna Salad

If you’ve never experimented with canned tuna before, this recipe is a great place to start.


  • 2 cans of flaked light tuna
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/2 red apple, chopped
  • 1/4 cup toasted walnuts, chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon pickle juice (or water, just add a dash of extra salt)
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


Mash the avocado in a large bowl, then add tuna, celery, red onion, apple, and walnuts and mix well. Add the pickle juice, dried dill, dijon mustard, cumin, salt, and pepper. Mix well again, and serve as a sandwich, as a dip, or eat it plain.


2. Lemon Rice with Tuna and Spinach

This recipe is almost too easy to throw together, and it’s super healthy and filling. You’ll only need one saucepan, so clean-up will be just as stress-free.


3. Curried Tuna Sandwich

Curry is another tasty way to liven up a tuna sandwich, and adding currants and apricots enhances the recipe even more. Wrap your new-and-improved tuna salad in naan or a pita, and you’ve got a quick and easy lunch staple.


4. “Low Rent” Tuna Poke Bowls

Traditional poke bowls with raw tuna are expensive, but this budget-friendly version is delicious, easy to make, and affordable thanks to canned tuna.


  • 2 teaspoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 Tablespoons orange juice
  • 1-inch piece of ginger, peeled and grated or minced
  • 2 5-ounce cans tuna in brine, drained
  • Small handful of cilantro, chopped
  • 1 scallion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup cooked rice or other grain, cooled
  • 1/4 medium avocado, cubed
  • 4 cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 Tablespoon sesame seeds



Shake soy sauce, sesame oil, orange juice, and ginger in a jar with a tightly fitting lid shake until the dressing is blended together. Or whisk in a bowl.

Put the drained tuna in a small mixing bowl; add the dressing, scallions, and cilantro. Toss the mixture to coat well. Divide the rice between two bowls, then top with tuna, avocado, tomatoes, and sesame seeds.

5. Tuna Cakes With Fresh Tomato Salsa


These tuna cakes are as versatile as they are delicious and healthy. You could make mini tuna cakes to serve as appetizers, add them to a pita with some tzatziki sauce, make large burger-sized cakes, or whatever other variations you can dream up. No matter how you prepare them, you’ll never look at a can of tuna quite the same way again.