9 inspired ways with canned tuna

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9 inspired ways with canned tuna

Perhaps one of the more notorious of pantry staples, canned tuna does not get the attention it deserves. We plan to change that.

1. Everyday egg frittatas

These are great to keep in the fridge for lunch or those in-between time snacks. Not to play favourites or anything, but we’re particularly fond of the tuna-and-feta combination here.

Get the recipe for everyday egg frittatas here.

2. Tuna paté

Think there’s nothing fancy about a can of tuna? A quick blitz with crème fraîche (or sour cream or yoghurt) can turn it into a snazzy little paté. Perfect for a snacky lunch, or pre-dinner crudités.
Get the recipe for tuna paté here.

3. Tuna-and-bean salad

A double whammy of canned goods, this salad is not only substantial and satisfying, but the addition of a warm egg makes it a quick dinner option too, when served alongside a crusty piece of bread.
Get the recipe for tuna-and-bean salad here.

4. Asian coconut tuna curry

Proof that a fish curry doesn’t need to break the bank and that tinned tuna is capable of doing more than just a being tossed into a salad or a sandwich.


Get the recipe for Asian coconut tuna curry here.

5. Tuna-and-brinjal bake

Tuna isn’t just reserved for quick lunches. Here it forms part of a warming brinjal bake, topped with a generous layer of cheese – perfect for a chilly winter’s dinner.
recipes using canned tunaGet the recipe for tuna-and-brinjal bake here.

6. Tuna caponata

The addition of tuna to this simple caponata pasta takes the dish to new flavour levels. This could also keep in the fridge for a satisfying work-from-home lunch.Tuna-CaponataGet the recipe for tuna caponata here.

7. Orecchiette salad with tuna and heirloom tomatoes

This pasta salad has been made on repeat by the TASTE team, and with the mix of punchy flavour and textures, it’s not surprising at all.
Get the recipe for orecchiette salad with tuna and heirloom tomatoes here.

8. Upgraded tuna Niçoise

The light, green juice dressing is what makes this so interesting, but you could also just toss everything together with a generous drizzle of olive oil and lemon juice. A soft-boiled egg would not go amiss here either, in fact, we strongly recommend it.
Get the recipe for upgraded tuna Niçoise here.

9. Toasted tuna mayo

Did we need to remind you of the classic tuna-and-mayo combination? Probably not. But this toasted version might just be the best one you’ll ever have.
Toasted tuna mayo sandwich recipeGet the recipe for toasted tuna mayo here.

Did you know? Woolies is the first retailer in SA to offer MSC certified pole and line caught canned tuna. Bravo!

Discover more seafood recipes here.

TASTE Article by: TASTE

The TASTE team is a happy bunch of keen cooks and writers, always on the look out for the next food trend or the next piece of cake.

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    Lois Carol Wessels
    March 28, 2017

    Thank you for the great Tuna recipes – living on my own I often use tuna!

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    Maureen Moffett
    March 23, 2017

    Have got bored with my usual tuna recipes. These recipes will make a nice change!!