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My Favorite Low-Carb Recipes with Tuna (and Genova Tuna Packed in Olive Oil)

Tuna packed in olive oil is something I love to grab when I need a quick lunch, and this post has My Favorite Low-Carb Recipes with Tuna. And the ingredient pick that I buy over and over is this Genova Tuna Packed in Olive Oil, a brand I like so much I started buying it online when my store stopped carrying it! See Kalyn’s Kitchen Picks for more featured ingredient posts like this one.

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

Back in 2007 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. I tried olive oil-packed tuna first in White Bean Salad with Tuna and Parsley, and soon it seemed like recipes using the tuna with olive oil were popping up everywhere.

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 was trying to eat like a millionaire on a Utah teacher’s budget, I was thrilled to discover Genova Tuna Packed in Olive Oil, distributed in the U.S. by the same company that makes Chicken of the Sea.

For years I would buy this in my local store for just a little over $2.00 a can, and it compared favorably with any of the imported tunas I tried, and I loved this tuna so much that I thought it was perfect for a Kalyn’s Kitchen Picks recommendation.

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 from Amazon.com. (affiliate link) 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:

Low-Carb Tuna Salad Lettuce Wraps

Low-Carb Tuna Salad Lettuce Wraps with Capers and Tomatoes

Tomato Salad with Tuna, Avocado, Cilantro, and Lime

Tomato Salad with Tuna, Avocado, Cilantro, and Lime

Garden Cucumber Salad with Tuna and Sweet Basil

Garden Cucumber Salad with Tuna and Sweet Basil

Tuna Stuffed Avocado with Cilantro and Lime top photo

Tuna Stuffed Avocado with Cilantro and Lime

Cucumber Avocado Salad with Tuna, Cilantro, and Lime

Cucumber Avocado Salad with Tuna, Cilantro, and Lime

Tuna and Tomato Salad with Sunflower Seeds

Tuna and Tomato Salad with 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 (and Genova Tuna Packed in Olive Oil)”

  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!

    Pookah

  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!

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