Five Canned Tuna Meal Recipes to Try

Left to right: Tuna okonomiyaki, tuna ala yang chow adlai fried rice, and Mediterranean lettuce wrap with homemade pesto sauce. (@healthy_foodieph; @whattoeatph, @kaintayo_cravings/Instagram)

With canned tuna among pantry staples, many households have found creative ways to enjoy this versatile, protein-rich ingredient.

Doña Elena Cuisinera Club recently enlisted the most-followed food content creators on local social media to help Filipinos explore recipes using easy-to-find ingredients. In five videos, they showcased their unique and affordable recipes using Doña Elena Tuna in Sunflower Oil.

Here are five tuna dishes you can try:

Tuna Corn Chowder

Soup-loving Filipinos can make a hearty soup with canned tuna. Content creator @ulamngkapitbahay particularly used Doña Elena tuna chunks, as well as her pure olive oil. This can serve as a main meal or a delicious side to a fried dish.

Tuna Okonomiyaki

Who would have thought that you could use canned tuna for okonomiyaki, the Japanese favorite snack?

Food blogger @healthyfoodie gave the savory crepe a flavor boost by using Doña Elena tuna chunks in sunflower oil. This can be enhanced with oil brand pomace olive oil.

Tuna croquette with turmeric mayo dip

Food vlogger @hungryherl gave her followers another perfect snack option for binge-watching or pica-pica, tuna croquette with turmeric mayo dip. Besides the potatoes, she also used the pieces of tuna combined with pomace olive oil.

Mediterranean lettuce wrap with homemade pesto sauce

If you want Mediterranean dishes but want a healthier option, food content creator @kaintayo_cravings has shared a recipe for it. The Mediterranean-inspired lettuce wrap with a homemade pesto sauce used chunks of tuna in sunflower oil with a layer of Doña Elena virgin olive oil. The tuna was accompanied by seasonal vegetables.

Adlai tuna fried rice ala yang chow

Finally, food blogger @whattoeatph shared a healthier option for Filipinos who love rice.

The content creator gave Chinese yang chow a twist by replacing the adlai with rice and making it even healthier by using chunks of tuna in sunflower oil. This was also sautéed with pure olive oil.

The food blogger said the use of adlai also supports farmers planting this traditional grain in areas such as northern Mindanao and the Cordillera region.

Club cuisinera has also prepared more recipes with ingredients that are easy to find on its Facebook group: Doña Elena Cuisinera Club. —Rosette Adel

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