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Canned tuna

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Pan Bagnat

Ingredients
  • 1/4 pound young string beans or haricots verts
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 bulb fennel, thinly sliced
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, seeded and cut into strips
  • 1/2 cup black oil-cured or Nicoise olives, pitted and halved
  • 2 tablespoons capers
  • 2 six-and-one-half ounce cans tuna, drained
  • 1 bunch watercress, stems trimmed
  • Watercress Vinaigrette
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 4 large, crusty rolls
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs, sliced
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Tuna Gremolata Dip

Ingredients
  • 1 7-ounce can tuna, preferably packed in olive oil, drained
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (about 2 small lemons)
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 3/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon capers, washed and drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Fresh-cut vegetables, or crackers, for serving
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Cucumber and Celery Salad with Tuna

Time:10 mins
Ingredients
  • 2 teaspoons poppy seeds
  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cucumbers, halved lengthwise and cut into 1/4-inch half-moons (6 cups)
  • 3 celery stalks, cut into 1/4-inch pieces, inner leaves reserved
  • 2 cans (5 ounces each) solid white tuna in water, drained and flaked
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
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Spicy Tuna Melt

Ingredients
  • 2 cans (6 ounces each) solid light tuna packed in water, drained and broken into pieces
  • 3/4 cup (5 1/2 ounces) salsa
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 baguette
  • 4 1/2 ounces pepper Jack cheese, grated (1 1/2 cups)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, roughly chopped
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Tuna-and-Orange Lettuce Cups with Couscous Cakes

Time:25 mins
Ingredients
  • 1 orange, peel and pith removed
  • 1 large fennel bulb, thinly sliced lengthwise, plus fronds (optional) for serving
  • 2 cans (5 ounces each) solid white tuna packed in water, drained and broken into pieces
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 2 1/4 cups reserved cooked couscous from Halibut with Tomatoes and Fennel
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 1 head Bibb or Boston lettuce, leaves separated
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Nicoise Salad

Time:20 mins
Ingredients
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1/2 pound green beans, trimmed
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 4 teaspoons red-wine vinegar
  • 1 small shallot, minced
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cans (5 ounces each) solid white tuna packed in oil, drained and broken into chunks
  • 1 head Bibb lettuce, leaves separated
  • 4 large hard-cooked eggs, halved
  • 6 plum tomatoes, halved (roasted if desired, see below)
  • 1/2 cup Nicoise or Kalamata olives
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Tuna, Caper, and Basil Penne

Other Ideas:
Capers, Main course, Penne
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Pasta Nicoise

Time:50 mins
Ingredients
  • 2 large eggs, shells washed
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 pound short, twisted pasta, such as fusilli
  • 3/4 pound small red potatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 pound green beans, trimmed and halved crosswise
  • 2 cans (5 ounces each) tuna packed in olive oil, drained, oil reserved
  • 2 large tomatoes, diced medium
  • 1/3 cup pitted Nicoise olives
  • 2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar
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Tuna, Chickpea, and Beet Salad

Time:15 mins
Ingredients
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cans (5 ounces each) light tuna packed in water, drained and flaked
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 head romaine lettuce, trimmed and cut into 1-inch wedges
  • 3 ounces baby spinach (3 cups)
  • 1 package (about 8 ounces) cooked beets, quartered
  • 1 can (15.5 ounces) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • Crusty bread, toasted (optional)
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Marinated Tuna with Baguette

Time:35 mins
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