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Friday, 24 July 2020

Tuna : Terrific for Low Carb Meals !

Tuna is a good source of protein and may be enjoyed for lunch or dinner; I do find that canned tuna can make a great low carb meal. If you use canned tuna try to choose high-quality, MSC - labelled tuna fish - which stands for the Marine Stewardship Council Fisheries Standard, so you know it’s certified sustainable. 


Tuna Zoodle Salad
6g net carbs per serving
Ingredients
Serves Four
4 large eggs
425 g canned tuna in water, drained
175 ml mayonnaise
2 tsp onion powder
175 g tomatoes, diced
2 tbsp olive oil
600 g zucchini (courgette), or ready made zucchini (courgette) noodles
ground black pepper and salt, to taste
recipe instructions here


Tuna Burgers : So Crispy
8g net carbs per serving
Ingredients
Serves Four
Crispy tuna burgers
550 g canned tuna in water, drained
175 ml mayonnaise
2 large eggs
2 tbsp garlic powder
2 tbsp onion powder
½ tsp salt
½ tsp ground black pepper
3 tbsp olive oil, divided, for frying
Serving
2 tomatoes, thinly sliced (about 4 oz/110 g each)
75 g leafy greens or lettuce
175 ml mayonnaise
recipe instructions here


Tuna Fish Casserole
5g net carbs per serving
Ingredients
Serves Four
50 g butter
1 yellow onion
1 green bell pepper
150 g celery stalks
450 g tuna in olive oil, drained
225 ml mayonnaise
110 g freshly shredded parmesan cheese
1 tsp chili flakes
salt and pepper
Serving
175 g baby spinach
4 tbsp olive oil
recipe instructions here

I hope you may enjoy a tuna dish soon.
I wonder have you got a favourite from these three recipes?
I must say the tuna zoodle salad is great for warm summer days.


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All the best Jan

35 comments:

Elephant's Child said...

A big hooray for sustainable healthy meals.

Chatty Crone said...

I just had tuna yesterday!

Tom said...

...we always have tuna in the pantry.

Sue said...

These look lovely, I didn't know there were so many ways to use tuna! Take care and have a great weekend, Sue xx

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Elkes Lebensglück said...

These are great tuna recipes, I'll try them out.

Terri said...

The tuna casserole looks delicious. I haven't had that dish since I was a child. My mother made it and salmon patties all the time. Have a great weekend!

Lee said...

I love fish cakes/patties/burgers...and fish mornay!


Keep taking good care. :)

Victor S E Moubarak said...

Tuna is always nice. Especially in sandwiches.

God bless.

Christine said...

I choose the zoodle salad!

Sandra Cox said...

Lots that can be done with tuna.

magiceye said...

All look and surely must taste fantastic too!

Catarina said...

Tuna casserole for tomorrow and tuna salad next week.
Great ideas.
Thank you!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

The tuna salad looks good, but I would replace the mayo with Ranch dressing. I have eaten a lot of tuna lately.

gloriadelpilar_1994@yahoo.com said...

I love tuna is always delicious !!

Lorrie said...

Tinned tuna is so versatile. The tuna patties look very appealing just now.

dellgirl said...

Oh, that Tuna Zoodle Salad looks absolutely delicious, I LOVE tuna . . . pretty much any kind of way it's prepared. Truth-be-Told, all of these recipes look so yummy! I'm bookmarking this for future reference. Thanks for sharing these great recipes.

Wishing you a Safe & Blessed Weekend!

aussie aNNie said...

Awesome recipes, we love tuna and these are right up our ally....thanks always for awesome and delish posts. x

Margaret D said...

They look good but I'm not into Tuna at all but I do eat a fair bit of fish.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Delicious tuna recipes Jan, we had chilli tuna last night, yum. Have just been looking back over recipes I might have missed.. made me want to get into the kitchen and start cooking, will have to hold that until tomorrow as we're off out for dinner. Hope you both have a really good weekend ✨

mamasmercantile said...

I have never had a tuna burger before, they sound and look delicious. Something that will be on the menu soon.

DUTA said...

I totally agree with you - tuna is a terrific, low carb, low calorie meal!
I eat it often, usually in the salad form with veggies, (especially tomatoes and red onions). or as burgers. I sometimes make some burgers, and it's delicious.
Tuna is recommendable by all to all.

roughterrain crane said...

Cooking Tuna with tomato or bell pepper is a good combination.
Happy Sunday to you.

Caty said...

How good is the tuna Jan !! That salad has to be delicious. I really like tuna, in the salad, in the Russian salad, only with tomato and pepper ... etc ...
the other dishes are also delicious. Thank you so much for sharing it.
I wish you a very nice weekend, big hugs,
Caty

CJ Kennedy said...

The zoodle recipe will come in handy as it looks like we'll have quite a few zucchinis from the garden.

DIMI said...

Hello Jan!
Great recipes! I love tuna fish and tuna salad for Summer!
Have a lovely weekend! Stay safe!
Dimi...

Pam said...

Salad looks yummy. My cherry tomatoes finally started to come in TOGETHER! I was getting one here, one there, one everywhere but not enough for a good salad. Finally! Burgers look great. I actually cooked some last week and ate like that, trying to cut some bread out. Not a fan of tuna, esp warm tuna. Have a great weekend.

Debbie said...

i love tuna, cold, i don't really enjoy it hot!! that first recipe is a real winner!!!

DeniseinVA said...

Always enjoy your recipes. Thanks Jan!

Teresa said...

El atún lo comemos en ensalada. Un beso.

RO said...

Even though cheeseburgers are my fave, I simply adore tuna, and keep cans of it nearby. Thanks so much for the wonderful recipes too! Hugs, RO

https://linsartyblobs.blogspot.com said...

I had a tuna salad today.

Betsy Banks Adams said...

We eat tuna --at least once a week, usually in a salad similar to what you show here. I've never put zucchini in it though --so I'll have to try that.

Thanks so much for your informative posts, and recipes and thoughts... Means a lot to me!!!!

Have a great week.
Hugs,
Betsy

Divers and Sundry said...

I always end up making tuna salad when I want tuna, and I'm never disappointed :)

Jeanie said...

Just reading your recipes I realize I have loads of tuna here and none of the other ingredients. I'll be reviewing this one next time I head home and make sure I bring them back with me.