Canned tuna is a super easy and healthy ingredient that has a long shelf life and can be found in most pantries. That makes it a perfect main ingredient for when you’re out of proteinaceous foods or need something quick, easy, and with pantry ingredients. So when you’re in a bind, here are three dishes you can easily make using canned tuna.
Sushi is usually made with fresh raw fish, but when it comes to this fun crowd-pleaser, you’ll be making a kind of salad from your fish anyway—so canned tuna works perfectly. Just layer tuna salad on top of sushi rice and top with hoisin sauce or teriyaki sauce, then put it in the oven to crisp up! Enjoy on top of seaweed snacks.
This easy and super-filling French salad is a great way to use your canned tuna. It uses butter lettuce, beans, potatoes, hard-boiled eggs, and olives as its main ingredients. Dress with a nice vinaigrette and olive oil for a hearty and healthy (and carb-free!) meal.
If you mix up eggs and starches with just about any ingredients and fry them up, you’ll almost always come up with a yummy, crispy patty—and tuna is no exception. You can mix canned tuna with mashed potatoes and any other flavors you enjoy. Coat in bread crumbs for some extra crunch!