4 Easy Canned Tuna Recipes

4 Easy Canned Tuna Recipes

2020-04-05
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4 easy and healthy canned tuna recipes. These recipes are quick, easy to make and most of them are healthy. These recipes are great for quick lunch or dinner, as a post workout meal (they are high protein) or even a prep meal to take to school or work. Whether you prefer something light like tuna sandwich or some tuna oatmeal patties/tuna quinoa patties to take to work or school, you will love all of these delicious recipes.
DIFFICULTY
Easy
YIELDS
4
PREP TIME
30 Minutes
WORK TIME
30 Minutes
RECIPE CUISINE
World
INGREDIENTS

    Tuna Sandwich

    • 2 bread slices, whole grain
    • 1 Tuna can (140g/5oz)
    • 2 tablespoons Low fat mayonnaise
    • 1 teaspoon Mustard
    • Green onion
    • 1/4 Red onion, chopped
    • 1-2 Lettuce leaves
    • Seasoning to taste

    Tuna Oatmeal Patties

    • 2 cans (280g/10oz) tuna
    • 1 cup (90) rolled oats
    • 2 eggs
    • 1/2 large onion, chopped
    • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
    • 1/4 bunch chives, chopped
    • 1/4 bunch parsley, chopped
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon chili flakes or black pepper
    • 2-3 tablespoons olive oil

    Spaghetti with Tuna and Tomato Sauce

    • 350g (12.35oz) spaghetti or other pasta of your choice
    • 500g (17.6oz) tomato sauce
    • 2 tuna cans (280g/10oz), drained
    • 2-3 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 onion
    • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
    • 60g (2oz) sun dried tomatoes, chopped
    • 1/2 chili pepper, chopped
    • 1/4 bunch parsley, chopped

    Tuna and Quinoa Patties

    • 2 cans (280) Tuna, drained
    • 1 cup (175g) Quinoa + 2 cups (480ml) water
    • 3 Eggs
    • 1 small onion, chopped
    • 2 cloves Garlic, crushed
    • 2 tablespoon chopped parsley
    • Salt to taste
    • Pepper to taste
    • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin
    • 1 teaspoon Paprika
    • Olive oil for frying
DIRECTIONS

Tuna Sandwich

  1. In a bowl mix all ingredients together.
  2. Spread tuna mixture over the bread. Serve.

Tuna Oatmeal Patties

  1. Drain the oil (or water) from tuna cans. Place in a large bowl.
  2. To the bowl add chopped onion, chopped parsley, crushed garlic, oat flour, salt and chili flakes. Mix well.
  3. In a small bowl beat eggs and add to the tuna mixture. Stir until well combined and shape into patties.
  4. Heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Cook the patties for about 3-4 minutes from each side. Or until golden brown. Transfer to a paper towles to drain.

Spaghetti with Tuna and Tomato Sauce

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
  2. In a large skillet heat olive oil, sauté chopped onion for 3-4 minutes, add crushed garlic, sliced chili, chopped dried tomatoes and cook for 3-4 minutes
  3. Add tomato sauce, season with salt and pepper, stir, cook for 2 minutes. Add drained tuna and cook 1-2 minutes.
  4. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and transfer to the pan. Stir until combined. Turn the heat off, add chopped parsley and serve.

Tuna and Quinoa Patties

  1. Rinse the quinoa under cool water, until the water comes out transparent. Put rinsed quinoa in a medium saucepan. Add water, 1/2 teaspoon salt and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes until the quinoa is fluffy. Remove from heat and let stand, covered, for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork. Let cool. Transfer to a large bowl.
  2. To the quinoa add chopped onion, chopped parsley, tuna, eggs and spices. Mix until combined. Form into patties.
  3. Option 1: In a large pan with olive oil. Fry the patties for 3-4 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Transfer to a paper towel.
  4. Option 2: preheat oven to 350F (175C). Place the patties on a baking trey lined with parchment paper, spray each patty with oil and bake the patties for 25-30 minutes, until golden.
  5. Make the dipping sauce: in a small bowl whisk all sauce ingredients.

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