10 Amazing Healthy Tuna Recipes
Tuna packed in olive oil is something I love to grab for a quick meal, and this post has the 10 Amazing Healthy Tuna Recipes I make over and over. And Genova Tuna Packed in Olive Oil is the one I buy over and over, and I like this tuna so much I started buying it online when my store stopped carrying it!
Many years ago I fell in love with the flavor of Italian tuna packed in olive oil, which I first found out about from an amazing tuna salad I saw online. Since then I’ve always had some olive-oil packed tuna in the pantry, and these 10 Healthy Tuna Recipes are the ones I make when I want a healthy meal with canned tuna that’s quick to put together.
These favorite canned tuna recipes are all lunches or light dinners I make over and over, and if you’re a canned tuna fan I bet you’re going to find some ideas here you’re really going to love; enjoy!
What canned tuna do I use for the Healthy Tuna Recipes?
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 if money is no object, but I was thrilled to discover Genova Tuna Packed in Olive Oil (affiliate link). This brand compares favorably with imported tunas and I love this this canned tuna so much and I’ve been buying it for so long that it’s definitely a Kalyn’s Kitchen Picks recommendation! (And for anyone who might be wondering, this company has not sent me any free tuna or paid me in any way to write an endorsement of their tuna.)
Where to Buy Genova Tuna Packed in Olive Oil:
If you’re lucky you might find this amazing tuna at your favorite store. A few years ago I couldn’t find it any more it at any of the stores where I looked, so I started to buy Genova Tuna Packed in Olive Oil (affiliate link) from Amazon.com. I use this regularly, so I buy 24 cans at a time, and from Amazon it comes out to about $2.00 per can which is an amazing price compared to the Italian tuna I used to buy. This is definitely a product I’ll be buying for a long time.
Are the healthy tuna recipes low in carbs?
Every healthy recipe here that uses tuna is made with the carb-conscious approach to eating that my site is known for. There are recipes here that are suitable for strict Keto, and others that have a few more carbs, but all are going to be lower in carbs than you might think, even the ones with beans or pasta. Use the diet-type icons and nutritional information on individual recipes to see just how many carbs each recipe has.
Amazing Healthy Tuna Recipes:
Tuna Salad with Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Parsley, and Mint has that mint-parsley combination I love so much with tomatoes!
I used my new favorite Fiber Gourmet Light Elbows (affiliate link) and also used less pasta, more tuna, more celery, and more green olives to make this Tuna Macaroni Salad with Green Olives into a salad with only 10 net carbs per serving!
Tuna Salad Lettuce Wraps are something I would absolutely devour for a quick tasty lunch any time of year and this recipe is great for Keto!
I updated the recipe for this Tuna White Bean Salad so it now has more tuna, lots of chopped celery, lots of chopped parsley, and a lot fewer beans, and the new version has only 12 net carbs per serving!
Zucchini Noodles with Tuna and Green Olives really are an amazing dish for tuna lovers who also like green olive lovers and want a think-outside-the-box idea for combining them.
Tuna Avocado Tomato Salad gets lots of flavor from lime and cilantro, or use thinly-sliced green onion if you’re not a cilantro fan.
Tuna Stuffed Avocado is a wow salad idea for low-carb eaters, and it’s really not that hard to make. Use thinly sliced green onion instead of cilantro if you prefer.
This Spicy Tuna Salad that has tomatoes, peperoncini, and parsley is another recipe documenting my love of those spicy peperoncini peppers!
Cucumber Avocado Salad with Tunais perfect for a summer lunch, and the lime juice adds amazing flavor. Use thinly sliced green onion instead of cilantro if you like.
About the Food Products Featured on Kalyn’s Kitchen:
I purchased the Genova Tuna Packed in Olive Oil myself and the company has no idea whatsoever that I’m writing about their product. All items featured as Kalyn’s Kitchen Picks are things I would happily buy over and over, and so readers know that my opinions are completely unbiased, I don’t accept review products from the many companies who offer to send them to me. You can see the complete list of products I’ve chosen to feature at Kalyn’s Kitchen Picks.