3 Uses for Canned Tuna

If you’re tired of tuna-salad sandwiches, we’ve got ideas for you

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If you’re concerned about mercury in tuna, choose canned light tuna instead of Albacore.

Canned tuna can be a quick and affordable way to eat more seafood. However, mixing it with mayonnaise and spreading it on white bread to make a sandwich can get boring fast, so we’ve rounded up a few ideas for you.

Canned tuna is a great choice for tuna croquettes. Flavor the canned tuna with onions, salt, pepper, and herbs or spices. Add some mustard and breadcrumbs and form the tuna into small patties. Press the patties into more breadcrumbs and then fry them in oil until golden brown.
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Another great way to use canned tuna is to make a classic niçoise salad. Top your favorite greens with hard-boiled egg, tomato, canned tuna, olives, and any other desired toppings. Then, drizzle the salad with vinaigrette dressing.
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Tuna is also a great topping for a variety of pasta dishes. Using canned tuna makes meal prep even easier.
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Kristie Collado is The Daily Meal's Cook Editor. Follow her on Twitter @KColladoCook.