Tried & True Tuna Recipes

Tried & True Tuna Recipes

From Old Fashioned Tips

What would we do without those handy cans of tuna in the summer when the kids are home? I know it's a favorite of my kids! Today I have more recipes and ideas from our board members:

MsJodi's Tuna Salad


1 large can light tuna

1 small apple, chopped

1 small onion, chopped

1/2 cup pecans, chopped

1/4 clove garlic, chopped

1/4 tsp. curry powder

1/4 cup mayonnaise

2 boiled eggs, chopped

1/2 cup sweet pickle relish

Mix all of the ingredients together; add more mayonnaise if you like your salads creamy. Serve in pita bread, a hallowed out tomato or antelope or serve alone with your favorite crackers. I also prepare Tuna Patties--- use the above recipe and omit the mayonnaise, boiled eggs and relish. Add instead 2 beaten eggs and 1/4 cup flour.Form into patties and roll in cornmeal. Fry in a hot pan until golden brown on both sides.


I think this is a variation on one I saw in Cooking Light magazine...

Altuna Melt

1/2 cup canned artichoke hearts, drained and chopped

1/2 cup sliced green onions

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

1 teaspoon olive oil

1/4 teaspoon dried oregano

1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper

1 6-oz. can albacore tuna in water, drained

2 English muffins, split and toasted

4 slices provolone cheese

Preheat broiler. Combine first 8 ingredients in a medium bowl. Divide the mixture among muffin halves and top with cheese slices. Place on a baking sheet; broil 5 inches from heat about 4 minutes or until golden brown. ~hudelei


My sister gave this recipe to me and it is VERY GOOD.

Tuna Layer Salad


2 cans 6 1/2oz. tuna drained and flaked

2 cups chopped tomato

4 cups shredded lettuce

1 1/2 cups medium shell macaroni (small box)

2 cups chopped cucumber

1 10 oz. package frozen peas

1 cup shredded Cheddar Cheese

1 1/2 cups mayonnaise

Layer the ingredients in a large bowl. Spread mayonnaise on top. Toss when ready to serve. This makes a rather large amount, I would think you could cut it in half and it would be good as well and not so many leftovers. ~Karen


Sailboat Sandwich

You'll need:

1/2 sandwich roll (hamburger or hotdog bun)


lettuce leaf

filling (tuna, ham, egg, chicken salad)

slice of cheese

plastic drinking straw

goldfish crackers

Spread the bun with mayonnaise. Lay the lettuce on the bun and top with the sandwich filling of choice. Insert a plastic straw into cheese slice to resemble a sail. Insert the straw into sandwich. Serve on a blue plate (if available) to represent water. Serve with goldfish crackers that are "swimming" around your homemade edible sailboat. ~ShellieBee


For my tuna, I use 3 cans well drained water pack tuna, 3 ounces of cream cheese, or a little less according to taste. ( I use light, and just soften in the microwave.) Mix, and add the mayonnaise to taste. It is good also as a hot tuna sandwich. Place the mixture on English muffins or bread, place under broiler until hot. Serve with sliced tomato, pickles, lettuce, etc. ~LindaLou


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