5 Creative Ways to Use Canned Tuna

Thanks to its ability to fit into many recipes and its great nutritional value, canned tuna is a necessity in any kitchen. Tuna is a great source of lean protein, packing as much as 20 grams in only an 85 gram serving! Tuna is also high in potassium, manganese, zinc, selenium, as well as vitamins B and C! Not only is tuna great for you but it’s a phenomenally versatile ingredient that can appeal to the pickiest eater in your family. As with any ingredient, the trick is to find creative new ways to incorporate it into your mealtime repertoire. But how can you step up your tuna game and make the most of this pantry staple? Fret not, we will give you some tuna twists on modern culinary delights that will please your palette! 

Seafood & Ginger Stir Fry

Served over rice or noodles, this seafood ginger stir-fry combines mouth-watering umami flavor with fresh minced garlic and ginger. Add in a little tabasco for some bite, some lemon juice for that perfect little bit of acid, and you have an Asian-inspired powerhouse. This stir fry looks and tastes like it came from the menu of a high-end San Francisco restaurant!

Tuna Poke Bowl

A modern variation on the typical rice bowl, Poke (pronounced poh-kay) bowls are all the rage. What makes a poke bowl distinct from a rice bowl is the use of uncooked fish. This version is simple and effective, featuring a creamy sriracha drizzle and Ocean’s Chunk Light tuna. Ready in minutes, the recipe calls for brown or wild rice, but it is also delectable atop a bed of light, fluffy jasmine.

Cheater Ceviche Avocado Boats

A staple of Peruvian cuisine before being exported worldwide, ceviche is a light, no cook dish that is a symphony of flavours to the taste buds. This variation features smooth, creamy avocado and ripe, velvety mango. Simply mix the ingredients together and garnish with fresh cilantro. Serve in the emptied avocado halves for a rustic touch. Amazing!

Spicy Mayo Tuna Bowl with Avocado and Masago

First things first, what is masago? Masago is roe of the capelin fish or “flying fish”. Healthy and quick to prepare, this dish requires no cooking, other than the rice. The end result is a tasty cornucopia of colours and flavours. The furikake garnish – a mixture consisting of dried fish, sesame seeds, and seaweed – adds delicious umami flavour to the richness of the Ocean’s Pole & Line Flaked Light tuna.

Cucumber Roll Ups

A surefire patio pleaser, these cucumber roll ups are a feast for the eyes and the palette. Think of it like a cucumber sushi. Featuring delicious Chunk Light tuna, these nibbly little bites make a great appetizer when accompanied with a refreshing fruit-punch or a glass of your favourite white wine. The accompanying spicy peanut sauce is a sublime blend of spiciness and sweetness, thanks to union of sriracha and peanut butter. Be sure to make more than you think you need, these bites will go fast!