7 easy recipes using the pantry staple in (2020)

For all of us who have stocked up on canned tuna or are simply craving a summery spread of pasta salads, there are plenty of options to make mealtime marvelous.

 

From kid-friendly sandwiches to gorgeous, old-school Waldorf salads, canned tuna’s versatility knows no bounds. So grab a can or two, take out those pantry staples and whip up a batch of something so good, your taste buds won’t believe it came from a can.

 

Grated onion adds a subtler flavor than diced onion and blends beautifully with other savory ingredients like dill and cracked pepper. Flecked with crunchy celery and juicy bell pepper, this macaroni tuna salad any day of the week, for lunch or dinner.

 

Tuna Salad with Mayonnaise

 

This recipe is super easy to make and uses ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen. Enjoy it on leafy greens, hearty grain bread, with crackers or all on its own by the forkful. For a sweeter taste, you can opt to use relish instead of dill pickle.

 

Waldorf Tuna Salad with Greek Yogurt

 

Waldorf salad tastes like summer. A creamy, bright dressing livens up the tuna, and walnuts and grapes bring the texture. It’s a substantial serving of protein and tastes fabulous on greens or with bread.

 

Tuna Macaroni Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

 

Skip the heavy mayonnaise and opt for a light, tangy vinaigrette to elevate pasta salad. Brought to life with Mediterranean flavor like briny olives and fresh tomato, this salad is perfect for a light lunch, dinner or protein-packed side dish.

 

Chickpea and Tuna Salad

 

This dish takes us right back to summertime. It’s so light, bright, and flavorful — and, not to mention, quick to prepare!

 

Cold Pasta Salad with Tuna, Vegetables and Herb Vinaigrette

 

A pasta salad that’s bursting with fresh vegetables, protein, and topped with a little ricotta Salata cheese will win over your heart. It has sweet, grilled corn, tomatoes, and red peppers, all tossed in a zesty vinaigrette. Make it today and you’ll be making it all summer long!

 

Tuna Macaroni Salad

 

When you want pasta salad but prefer fewer carbs or have a gluten sensitivity, swap regular noodles for chickpea pasta. This recipe has creamy avocado and lots of protein and fiber. As always, Al Roker delivers!

 

Foraging behavior of juveniles and adults

 

Tunas and billfishes are predators that locate their prey visually. To satisfy their food requirements tunas and billfishes have to swim long distances. Their type of locomotion is, therefore, particularly adapted to the search for prey in a large volume of water with the least expenditure of energy. However, they appear less effective than transient predators, such as esocids, in actually capturing the prey. To compensate for this, tunas tend to break up schools of prey, producing disorientation and straggling, and/or search for prey in schools. Tunas can detect minute traces of scents of oils, proteins, and amino-acids of the mucus layer produced by their prey. When prey is detected, some tunas show changes in their behavior consisting of a general increase of activity (also called frenzy): increase in swimming speed, change in swimming pattern, jaw snapping, and display of dark stripes on the flanks. Tropical tunas and swordfish often dive down at significant depths below the thermocline to feed on mesopelagic fishes. It is commonly believed that tunas feed during the day. However, sonic tracking experiments show that some tunas feed also at dusk when mesopelagic micronekton migrates toward the surface.