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My Favorite Low-Carb Recipes with Tuna

Tuna packed in olive oil is something I love to grab from the pantry for a quick lunch, and this post has My Favorite Low-Carb Recipes with Tuna. 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!

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Many years ago I fell 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. Since then I’ve always tried to have olive-oil packed tuna in the pantry, and My Favorite Low-Carb Recipes with Tuna are recipes I make often when I don’t want to fuss. And there are so many great tuna salad recipes with canned tuna that are especially great during the summer, right?

What canned tuna do I use?

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) distributed in the U.S. by the same company that makes Chicken of the Sea. This brand compares favorably with any of the imported tunas I’ve tried, and I love this this tuna so much and have been buying it for so long that it’s definitely a Kalyn’s Kitchen Picks recommendation!

Kalyn's Kitchen Picks: Genova Tuna Packed in Olive Oil found on KalynsKitchen.com

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 $1.64 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. (And for anyone who might be wondering, Chicken of the Sea has not sent me any free tuna or paid me in any way to write an endorsement of their tuna.)

Favorite Low-Carb Recipes That Use Tuna in Olive Oil:

Tuna Salad with Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Parsley, and Mint finished salad

Tuna Salad with Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Parsley, and Mint has that mint-parsley combination I love so much with tomatoes!

Air Fryer Tuna Melt close-up photo

Air Fryer Tuna Melt is a simple recipe that’s fun to make and it uses low-carb pita bread!

Tuna Salad Lettuce Wraps finished on serving plate

Tuna Salad Lettuce Wraps are something I would absolutely devour for a summer lunch!

Tomato, Avocado, and Tuna Salad close-up of finished salad

Tomato, Avocado, and Tuna Salad gets lots of flavor from lime and cilantro, or use thinly-sliced green onion if you’re not a cilantro fan.

Low-Carb Zucchini Noodles with Tuna and Green Olives close-up photo

Zucchini Noodles with Tuna and Green Olives really are an amazing dish for green olive lovers.

Garden Cucumber Salad with Tuna and Sweet Basil

Cucumber Salad with Tuna and Sweet Basil is an interesting combination that really works! 

Close-up photo Tuna Stuffed Avocado with Cilantro and Lime

Tuna Stuffed Avocado is a wow summer salad, and it’s really not that had to make. Use thinly sliced green onion instead of cilantro if you prefer.

Tuna and Tomato Salad with Peperoncini is another recipe documenting my love of those spicy peperoncini peppers!

Cucumber Avocado Salad with Tuna, Cilantro, and Lime

Cucumber Avocado Salad with Tuna is perfect for a summer lunch, and the lime juice adds amazing flavor. Use thinly sliced green onion instead of cilantro if you like.

Tuna and Tomato Salad with Sunflower Seeds

Tuna and Tomato Salad is such a great combination and personally I’d never skip the sunflower seeds!

About the Food Products Featured Here:

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.

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    17 Comments on “My Favorite Low-Carb Recipes with Tuna”

  1. Woot! amazon has this on subscribe and save… in for a case at under $35!

  2. Barb, the last few times I have had to order it from Amazon.com.

  3. Kaylyn are you still buying this tuna? I cannot find it anywhere here in southern AZ.

  4. I'm eating this and some egg whites (with some light seasoning and a little lemon twist) right now. I bought mine at Costco recently and will definitely get more if they have it on my next visit. This tuna is in an entirely different class of taste than the normal supermarket brands. I'd even order what I'm eating right now before most restaurant "tuna steaks" (which are rarely fresh) that I've had in recent history.

  5. You are so right about Genova tuna – my absolute favorite! You can also get it by the case at BuyTheCase.net. It comes out to $2.30 a can with shipping.

  6. Carolyn, thanks. We have Target in Utah, but there’s not one anywhere close to my house so I rarely shop there.

  7. you can also buy this at target

  8. I use this brand all the time. It’s delicious and quite reasonable in price. I can’t eat the water packed tuna that most people buy. It’s either pulverized into bits or very dry.

  9. thanks for the recommendation. a friend of mine who has recently gone gluten free and is soyfree bought some tuna packed in water that has soy so she asked me to keep a lookout for suitable replacement tuna and we’ll trade. I’ll definintely look for this brand. sure hope it’s gf/sf!

  10. Annie, wow, $.99 is a great buy for this! Glad you liked it. I think I’ll go eat some right now!

  11. Kalyn, I added this to my mental shopping list and found it on sale for 99 cents today! Picked up five cans. It’s delicious, thanks for the recommendation.

  12. Toni, I would love to live by Little Italy. How wonderful.

    Christine, isn’t it just amazing how something from a can could taste so good?

  13. YES! I thought canned tuna was just a boring and flavorless food until I found it packed in olive oil and fell in love. I like it with just a squeeze of lemon. Rich and delicious — yum!!

  14. Tuna seems to be popping up everywhere these days. I’m guessing it’s time to make something with it! We’ve got a great grocery store in Little Italy which I like to walk to. Now I know where my walk will take me tomorrow — thanks!

  15. Hi EMFK, I think you’ll like it. It’s just delicious.

    Pookah, I remember when I switched to water-packed tuna too, but I don’t think I could eat it now. Love the sound of how you prepare it. I’ll try it for sure!

  16. Kalyn,

    I gave up tuna with olive oil for 13 years (husband heart event) and 2 years ago following a recipe that insisted on it, got hooked. OMG. Our favorite tuna salad with it is the tuna drained mixed with very finely minced celery and onions, black pepper; served on baby lettuce with a mixed olive tapenade and pita points. Try it!


  17. Hi Kalyn,
    I love tuna and haven’t tried this brand yet. Now I can’t wait to try it with one of your recipes. Thanks!