If you want to consume more fish, but don’t know how, or have the time to prepare it, these canned tuna and salmon recipes are going to be a total game changer! They make it so easy to create a delicious and wholesome meal or snack in a matter of minutes.
I've got you covered with five easy recipes made in less than 10 minutes using these tasty canned tuna and salmon! But first, lets talk about why these shelf-stable proteins should be a staple in your pantry.
Canned Tuna and Salmon Nutritional Benefits
It can be tough to find convenient, portable protein. Most options are easily perishable and hard to keep in your bag without an ice pack. Starkist Pouches and Cans are the perfect solution. With about 15 grams of protein per serving, you can throw in your lunch-box to spoon over a salad, make into a sandwich, or eat straight out of the bag.
Good Source of Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Omega-3s, especially those in fish, are incredibly nutritious. But most of us fall short on eating enough seafood. Using canned tuna and salmon in your favorite recipes is an easy way to consume the recommended 2 servings of fish per week.
In a shelf stable, single serving pouch, these are a perfectly portioned fish solutions for on-the-go snacks or quick and easy meals.
5 Canned Tuna and Salmon Recipes
Anything canned tuna can do, canned salmon can do too. And there's a whole lot more than tuna salad out there. Here are 5 easy ways to use canned tuna and salmon.
Fast, fresh, light, and uses a handful of everyday ingredients. And it's ready in about 20 minutes! All you need is canned salmon, pasta, Greek yogurt, lemon juice, and pesto. Mix in sautéed greens or asparagus for a veggie boost.
2. Classic Snack: Salmon or Tuna + Crackers
Grab some multigrain or pita crackers and a StarKist Tuna or Salmon Pouch when you’re in need of a quick pick me up. Get creative and switch up the flavors:
- Mexican Tuna Salad with jalapeño, corn, cilantro and lime.
- Simple Canned Salmon Dip using greek yogurt, lemon, hot sauce, and scallions.
- Tuna Poke Crackers with cucumber, guacamole, and sriracha.
3. Spicy Tuna Sushi Bowls
Start by making some instant brown rice. You could make it the regular way on the stove top, but who has time for that? Mix in veggies, avocado, tuna, and sriracha for a spicy kick.
These tacos are piled high with the most simple, and amazing, chili-lime salmon and sweetened with mango avocado salsa. Healthy, fresh, easy, ready in under 15 minutes!
5. Mediterranean Tuna Salad
This Mediterranean Tuna Salad is easy, fuss-free and customizable for whatever ingredients you have on hand. I love this recipe for when I'm in a rush. Simply pop open a can of tuna, toss in some crunchy celery, colorful tomatoes, chickpeas, juicy cucumbers, and olives, then drizzle a homemade Greek vinaigrette on top.
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What's your favorite seafood? Do you cook with tuna or salmon in a can or pouch? What's your favorite way to enjoy them!?