Kalyn’s Kitchen Picks: Genova Tuna Packed in Olive Oil
Tuna packed in olive oil is something I grab often when I need a quick lunch, and this Genova Tuna Packed in Olive Oil is a brand I like so much I started buying it online when my store stopped carrying it!
Recently I’ve been in love with the flavor of Italian tuna packed in olive oil, which I first found out about from a fabulous tuna salad by S’Kat. I posted my recipe for White Bean Salad with Tuna and Parsley, and recipes using the tuna with olive oil were popping up everywhere. Then there was an article about tuna in olive oil in the Salt Lake newspaper which has a pasta salad recipe I’m planning to try, and they were kind enough to feature my bean salad recipe in the article too.
When I realized this thing with the tuna in olive oil was turning into a long term relationship, I started paying attention to the price. There are some wonderful imported Italian tunas you can buy if money is no object, but since I’m trying to eat like a millionaire on a Utah teacher’s budget, I was thrilled to discover Genova Tonno brand of tuna, distributed in the U.S. by Tri Union Seafood, better known as Chicken of the Sea. I can buy this in my local Albertson’s store for just a little over $2.00 a can, and it compares favorably with any of the imported Tunas I’ve tried, so I thought it was perfect for a Kalyn’s Kitchen Picks recommendation.
Delicious Ways to use Tuna in Olive Oil:
(Recipes from other blogs may or may not be South Beach friendly, check ingredients.)
White Bean Salad with Tuna and Artichokes from Champaign Taste
Italian Tuna Salad from S’Kat and the Food
Linguini with Tuna, Arugula, and Hot Pepper from What Did You Eat?
Pasta with Tuna, Arugula, and Hot Pepper from Simply Recipes
Tuna Salad from Smitten Kitchen
Tuna Artichoke Panini from The Domestic Goddess
Buccatini with Tuna from The Wednesday Chef
Orzo Salad from Amuse Bouche
Cannelini Bean and Tuna Salad from Everybody Likes Sandwiches