6 Protein-Packed Tuna Recipes for Sandwiches, Salads, and More
Tuna, Bean, and Escarole Salad
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Escarole doesn't always get the spotlight, but that's no reason to eschew the slightly bitter green. Toss it with some canned tuna and beans and you've got a high-protein plate perfect for refueling after a good workout.
Ingredients: Lemon juice, garlic, fresh rosemary, salt, pepper, extra-virgin olive oil, escarole, canned tuna, cannellini beans, roasted bell peppers, Parmesan
Tuna "Poke" Burger Lettuce Wraps
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The new year may start off cold, but you can still rustle up a little taste of summer in the kitchen with this light and fresh tuna dish. Wrapping it in a big leaf of butter lettuce—very healthy in spite of its name—makes it a filling, low-carb option.
Ingredients: Fresh tuna, cilantro, fresh ginger, scallions, sesame oil, extra-virgin olive oil, garlic, kosher salt, sesame seeds, canola oil, butter lettuce
Mediterranean Tuna Melt
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Try this healthy take on the classic sandwich. Olives, onions, and peppers crank up the flavor, and almonds on top lend a texture that compliments the gooey cheese and crispy bread.
Ingredients: Multigrain boule, extra-virgin olive oil, jarred Spanish tuna, lemon zest, lemon juice, roasted red peppers, Spanish olives, red onion, Manchego, chives, Marcona almonds
Grilled Tuna on Braised Arugula
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This dish works on multiple levels: The hefty helping of vitamin C in the orange-lemon sauce actually helps you absorb more of the iron in the arugula.
Ingredients: Tuna fillets, shallots, peppercorns, white-wine vinegar, thyme, orange juice, lemon juice, butter, garlic, olive oil, arugula, lemon juice, salt, pepper
Tuna and Vegetable Pasta Salad
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Mixing canned tuna with guacamole and hummus instead of the usual mayo is a healthy swap that lowers unhealthy fats without sacrificing taste.
Ingredients: Baby spinach, whole-wheat pasta, canned tuna, peas, hummus, guacamole, lemon juice, fresh dill
Penne With Tuna and Fresh Tomato Sauce
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Tuna and pasta are perfect partners, especially when complimented by a fresh element like zucchini. Plus, by swapping in whole-wheat pasta, you'll nearly double the fiber.
Ingredients: Whole-wheat penne pasta, extra-virgin olive oil, garlic, tomatoes, kosher salt, crushed red pepper, fresh sage, canned tuna, zucchini, Parmesan cheese