Tuna is a staple in many households. Each can contain a healthy serving of protein, with very little fat and no carbohydrates. It’s the perfect meal for anyone on the go. Whether you’re eating canned tuna or fresh filleted tuna steaks, this fish is easy to prepare in a wide variety of tasty dishes.
Blue-fin tuna is a favorite food for sushi enthusiasts, while the canned tuna you buy at the market consists of Albacore – or white tuna, as well as a small amount of Skipjack. Since these fish are a large predatory species, there’s some concern about the levels of mercury toxicity in their flesh. However, research suggests that eating a can or two of shredded tuna once or twice a month won’t adversely affect your health.
We decided to share our top 16-easy prep tuna recipes. Each of the meals is ready in no time at all and packed with nutrition.
1. Classic Tuna Melts
Patty melts, and tuna melts are a staple convenience meal for most Americans. There’s nothing like the excitement of taking a tuna melt off of the grill and staring at the cheese lip – it gets your appetite going.
12-oz. Cans Albacore tuna, drained.
3-large English muffins – halved.
12-slices Swiss cheese.
3-tablespoons grass-fed butter – softened.
1-cup full-fat mayonnaise.
12-oz. Jar artichoke hearts, drained and chopped.
½-cup pitted Kalamata olives – sliced.
1-tablespoon chopped dill.
1-tablespoon whole-grain mustard.
1-Roma tomato – sliced.
3-celery stalks – chopped.
2-scallions – chopped.
Zest of 1/2 lemon.
2-teaspoons chopped chives.
Several dashes hot sauce.
Crushed Himalayan pink salt and cracked black pepper.
Preheat the broiler to high and line the muffins with grass-fed butter. Grill for 2 to 4-minutes until they turn crispy.
Take a large mixing bowl and add the tuna along with the olives, artichokes, mayo, mustard, dill, celery scallions, hot sauce, and lemon juice – stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Remove the muffins from the grill and spread the tuna mix over the halves. Arrange a few slices of cheese over the top and return to the oven until the cheese begins to melt. Remove from the oven and top with sliced tomatoes and chives before serving.