Keeping a well-stocked pantry is the key to pulling off tasty meals with ease, even when you’re dead tired. Items like pasta, garlic, tomatoes, and potatoes will get you there as long as you add some sort of protein to pull everything together. Canned tuna is the perfect ingredient to do it. You probably have a few tins of the stuff in your cabinets already, so these six meals are almost always a possibility. We’re not talking about boring sandwiches, either. From a Thai-inspired wrap to a savory pasta, these dishes make canned tuna taste delicious.
1. Thai Tuna Wraps
You don’t need a passport to take your taste buds on a trip to Thailand. Just make these simple wraps from Pampered Chef. Mix together a tasty mayo with lime and a little bit of soy sauce. Toss in the tuna, some veggies, and a few herbs, pile the mixture onto tortillas with a few other toppings, and then roll. It’s a complete meal rolled into one convenient package, so you don’t even need to make any side dishes.
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- ½ cup mayonnaise, divided
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 3 cups chopped cabbage
- 1 medium carrot, shredded
- 3 green onions with tops, thinly sliced
- 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, snipped
- 1 (6-ounce) can water-packed tuna, drained and flaked
- 1 medium red bell pepper, cut into 24 strips
- 6 (8-inch) flour tortillas
- 12 to 18 large, fresh spinach leaves
Directions: Whisk lime juice, 2 tablespoons mayonnaise, soy sauce, and sugar in a small bowl to combine.
Add cabbage, carrot, green onions, cilantro, and tuna to mayonnaise mixture and toss to combine. Spread tortillas with remaining mayonnaise and top each with ½ cup of tuna salad. Add two to three spinach leaves and four pepper strips. Roll tightly, and cut in half on a diagonal. Serve.