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Four Easy, Delicious, and Earth-Friendly Canned Tuna Recipes to Try

April 22, 2022

Spinach Salad Bowl with Crispy Chickpeas, Mint, and Wild Tuna

Who doesn’t love a good can of tuna? 

This well-loved pantry staple is versatile, affordable, healthy, and delicious. A small can packs quite the nutritious punch—in fact, some of our favorite dietitian partners recommend canned tuna as a high-quality source of omega-3s and protein that can easily be added to a variety of recipes. 


Canadian MSC Ambassador and canned fish connoisseur Chef Charlotte Langley developed these four recipes with the planet in mind using MSC certified canned tuna as the main ingredient in each. 

Each time you choose an earth-friendly ingredient—like MSC certified seafood—you’re playing a small, but important role in protecting our blue planet.  

So, if you’re feeling inspired, grab your favorite brand of MSC certified canned tuna from the store or your pantry and get cooking!

Related: Where can I find MSC certified canned tuna?

White Bean and Tuna Salad with Basil Vinaigrette

Picture of white bean and tuna salad with basil vinaigrette

Get this Recipe | Prep time: 15 minutes

Loaded with protein-rich lima beans, crunchy cucumbers, and cherry tomatoes, this tuna salad can be made ahead of time and has a long shelf life.

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Spinach Salad Bowl with Crispy Chickpeas, Mint, and Wild Tuna

Spinach Salad Bowl with Crispy Chickpeas, Mint, and Wild Tuna

Get this Recipe | Prep time: 15 minutes

The mix of lush, leafy greens, crispy chickpeas, and fresh avocado serves as the perfect backdrop for flavorful, sustainably sourced tuna.

Wild Tuna and Watermelon Salad with Olive, Feta, and Mint

Wild Tuna and Watermelon Salad with Olive, Feta, and Mint

Get this Recipe | Prep time: 15 minutes

This mouth-watering salad featuring crunchy watermelon is the perfect portable addition to a warm-weather picnic or an easy weekday lunch! 

Tuna Panzanella Salad

part of a dish of tuna panzanella salad

Get this Recipe | Prep time: 10 minutes

This take on a Tuscan Salad replaces traditional anchovies with canned tuna. To replicate the oiliness of anchovies, consider using MSC certified tuna packed in olive oil. And don’t waste that oil! It’s packed with tons of flavor that will just enhance your salad even more

Related:  Explore our collection of sustainable seafood recipes

 

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