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Oct 16, 2013 09:25 AM

Recipes for canned tuna other than salad or pasta - lower carb options

What are your favorite low carb recipes for tuna other than salad or pasta?

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  1. Tuna burgers/ patties. I make them a lot. Canned tuna, eggs, chopped onion, canned peas, or frozen, optional. I lije to put in some shredded cheese and bread or cracker crumbs. Spices as you like- i like salt and pepper, garlic and onion powder. Porm patties. Pan fry or bake on greased pan.

    Can make a loaf, too.

    Just remembered my sister whoused to add tuna to her veggie stir fry for protein.

    Its good with cheese in an omelet, too.

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    1. re: Miri1

      Great idea. I've actually pondered tuna in eggs but wasn't sure if that'd be a good combo. I eat eggs at least once a day so I'm always looking for new ideas.

      1. re: fldhkybnva

        In Spain they fill hard boiled eggs with tuna mixed with mayo. The yolk is not incorporated. I don't eat them though.

        1. re: melpy

          Sounds like a great idea. Is there a reason you don't? Just wondering as you mentioned it.

          1. re: fldhkybnva

            I don't like any hard boiled eggs.

          2. re: melpy

            The eggs never did it for me but i could not get enough of the olives stuffed with tuna.....!

          3. re: fldhkybnva

            I adore tuna and American cheese in an omelet!

        2. Tuna melts in veggies instead of in bread (in a tomato, in an avocado, in a pepper, etc.

          Tuna, especially tuna in oil (non-albacore) is really very good in omelets, indeed.

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          1. re: pinehurst

            I was going to suggest omelets, frittate, quiche, Spanish tortilla, etc. Also, it works well in casseroles - vegetable or tofu based.

              1. re: pinehurst

                um. yeah. i just remember making stuffed eggplant from a recipe once, and seeing that you could throw in a can of tuna if you felt like it. now i just wing it. and throw in a can of tuna if i feel like it. i wonder where i got the recipe.... i'm so sorry. I'll try and think.

            1. There is a really tasty tuna spread recipe over on the current Cookbook of the Month/David Leite thread that's relatively low carb and can be eaten with low carb veggies, low carb flour crackers, etc.


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              1. re: Tedmom

                Yes, I made the tuna spread and we Loved it. You don't have to smear it on bread or crackers, though. It's also delicious stuffed into celery stalks or into lettuce cups, hollowed out tomatoes, really anything you can think of.

                Here's my report:
                Tuna Spread, Pg. 42, The New Portuguese Table
                On-line recipe:

                  1. re: Gio

                    Hi Gio, I've made this three times since I saw your review and the recipe for home and a work party. Everyone loved it.

                    1. re: Tedmom

                      I'm so very glad to read that, Tedmom! To tell the truth I really didn't know what to expect just by reading the recipe, but I was very pleasantly surprised.

                1. Also, remembering your love of meat with other meat, how about vitello tonnato?

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                  1. re: biondanonima

                    This is quite interesting. I might try with less mayo or perhaps yogurt.