High Protein Recipes Using Tuna

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High protein recipes are essential for anyone who’s always on the move. You can never go wrong with a high protein recipe because it helps strengthen muscle, increases energy levels and leaves you feeling fuller for longer.

Today I’m sharing a fantastic collection of high protein tuna recipes which are great for the whole family, as well as those looking to lose weight and or on a bariatric diet. Some of these recipes use fresh tuna, whilst others use canned tuna. Healthy canned tuna recipes are often budget friendly and can taste just as delicious as fresh fish. Enjoy!


Easy Ahi Tuna Poke Bowl

This easy Ahi Tuna Poke Bowl is loaded with fresh tuna, avocado, rice and cucumber, mixed in a flavorful poke marinade. The perfect meal for lunch or dinner, served in a bowl or on top of rice crackers! Made in just minutes this is one of my go to healthy recipes that I love on exercise day.

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Instant Pot Tuna Noodle Casserole

Instant Pot Tuna Noodle Casserole! A classic tuna noodle casserole from scratch that’s quick, easy, and your whole family will love! Not only is this great recipe packed with healthy tuna, it has peas and pasta, making it a well balanced meal.

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Tuna Str Fry on Cauliflower Rice

This tuna stir fry with cauliflower rice is a low carb, healthy dish that can be enjoyed by the whole family. Cauliflower is super healthy and combined with canned tuna you can’t go wrong with this fantastic twist on the classic stir fry.

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Keto Tuna Cucumber Bites

Serve Serve these scrumptious keto cucumber bites with tuna as an easy appetizer or fun snack at your next get together. Tuna is great for brain and heart health and these tasty snacks will be a huge hit.

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Homemade Tuna Burgers

These tasty tuna burgers are so yummy and simple to make. Try this healthy alternative to the regular beef burger by making your own tuna patties. Using canned tuna this recipe makes a delicious meal or a quick lunch option that you’ll love.

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Albacore Tuna Tataki Bowl

This quick and easy Albacore Tuna Tataki Bowl is full of your favorite Asian flavors. Skip the sushi restaurant and make this great meal in your own home! This healthy tuna salad bowl is sure to be a winner on the dinner table or in the lunch box.

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Greek Tuna Pasta Salad

Greek Tuna Pasta Salad is a super quick go-to recipe that goes together in the time it takes to boil the pasta. It’s light and healthy with cherry tomatoes, Kalamata olives, crumbled feta, pepperoncincis, Greek salad dressing and yellowfin tuna. You’re going to love it! Grab the greek yogurt and enjoy this high protein meal today.

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Nicoise Salad

Nicoise Salad is loaded with fresh veggies and canned tuna for a healthy and very French lunch. Hard boiled eggs and tuna together make a great high protein tuna salad and the cherry tomatoes just make it even better!

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Open Face Tuna Melt Sandwich

Serve classic open faced tuna melts for a hearty lunch or quick dinner. You can make this dinner favorite baked or broiled. Tuna melts are great for a quick lunch or simple tea. Add black pepper or fresh herbs and enjoy this fantastic protein meal.

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Instant Pot Tuna Pasta Salad

Creamy Tuna Pasta Salad (Instant Pot Tuna Pasta Salad) is a super budget-friendly pantry recipe that’s easily adaptable with the ingredients you already have at home! Quick and easy, so it’s a perfect high protein dish or weeknight dinners, meal prep, or for bringing along to potlucks and picnics. This is absolutely delicious and ticks all the boxes when it comes to tasty recipes.

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Tuna Po’Boy

Take your tuna to the next level with this satisfying fried tuna po’boy! This quick tuna snack is perfect for after school snacking or as a light dinner. This mouth watering food has two of my favorites combined for one yummy meal. Get the taste of cajun and enjoy it with dijon mustard amongst other flavors.

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Air Fryer Buffalo Tuna Cakes

Spice up your life with these cheesy buffalo tuna patties. Using canned tuna you can make these air fryer cakes in no time. Add a little chopped celery, a diced bell pepper and a little red onion to add flavor and texture to the patties.

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Classic Tuna Macaroni Salad

This Classic Tuna Macaroni Salad is a hit and perfect for any occasion. Tuna Salad recipes with pasta can be a real treat. There is little prep time with this recipe and the health benefits are great.

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Tuna Stuffed Avocado

This tuna stuffed avocado recipe is a great way to start the week because it’s delicious, makes a healthy meal, is light in calories, and it’s one of those tasty recipes you’ll want to make over and over. Pair these stuffed avocados with whole grain bread, some plain greek yogurt and fresh dill and you have a filling a healthy protein rich meal to enjoy.

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Chickpea Tuna Pasta

A super simple Chickpea Tuna Salad made with fresh veggies, salty capers, olives, and zingy lemon. This salad comes together in less than 10 minutes and is perfect for prepping ahead. Pop the ingredients in a mixing bowl and before you know it you’ll have a healthy tuna salad.

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Sun Dried Tomato Tuna

This Sun-Dried Tomato Tuna and Quinoa Power Bowl is packed with tender quality tuna, nourishing quinoa, and crisp veggies. It’s so healthy! If you want an easy lunch packed with b vitamins, that is dairy free then this is the recipe to try.

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Tuna Veggie Wraps With Hummus

This tuna veggie wrap with hummus offers a hefty dose of protein with a generous serving of fresh vegetables. It’s the perfect nutritious lunch! using canned tuna, these no mayo tuna salad wraps pack a punch. It’s just the recipe you need for a quick and tasty lunch.

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Tuna Pasta Bake

Creamy and indulgent Tuna pasta bake is a comfort meal that the entire family loves. Canned tuna and pasta tossed in a creamy cheesy sauce and baked until bubbly will fill you up and you can save the leftovers for lunch another day.

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Italian Salad Recipe With Tuna

This authentic Italian Salad with ripe tomatoes, tuna, corn and fresh mozzarella on a bed of greens, drizzled with a mix of olive oil and balsamic vinegar is refreshing, light yet satisfying. Add some feta cheese, salt and pepper and the you’ll love this traditional tuna salad with an Italian twist.

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Tuna Pesto Pasta

This easy Tuna Pesto Pasta simple, yet so flavorful and it makes a perfect weeknight meal! Using only 5 ingredients, this tuna pasta dish is on the table in less than 20 minutes! A quick way to enjoy and eat tuna.


Tuna Stuffed Tomatoes

These Tuna Stuffed Tomatoes are an easy, no cook and Weight Watchers friendly lunch or dinner. They’re also quick to make and portable so perfect for packing in the lunch bag! 

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Air Fryer Tuna Steaks

Marinated in an Asian inspired soy sauce, ginger and garlic mix, these tuna steaks come out perfectly in the air fryer. Simple to make with a few ingredients and so quick to cook, they make for one delicious and easy high protein meal.

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Healthy Baked Tuna Cakes

These baked tuna cakes could not be easier! They’re great served over salads or on sandwiches, or simply by themselves with tartar sauce. Don’t forget the lemon juice and the greek yogurt if tartar is not your thing.

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Ahi Tuna Tacos

Looking for a wholesome fish tacos recipe? Try this ahi tuna taco recipe is seasoned with wasabi cream and homemade mango avocado salsa!

When it comes to tasty recipes you can’t go wrong with these tuna tacos.

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Spicy Tuna Salad and Red Pomelo

Yummmmm!!! For all the chilli sauce lovers out there, this spicy tuna salad will tantalise your taste buds.

Combine it with the umami flavours of tamari and the unique zesty, warm tones of ginger, and you have yourself the best raw fish salad in town! Hardly any prep time and full of healthy fats! You can’t beat that!

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Tortitas de Papa Con Atun

Tortitas de Papá con Atún (or Tuna Potato Patties) are crispy on the outside and simply delicious on the inside. Serve with salsa and enjoy!

You’ll have a quick lunch or easy dinner in minutes.

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Seared Albacore Tuna

This easy seared albacore tuna is seasoned with sesame seeds and a ginger soy sauce marinade.

This extra-quick main course is ready in 20 minutes. Be sure to cook the fish on a high heat and enjoy the flavors of the dish.

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Wasabi Tuna Salad

This easy wasabi tuna salad is made with olive oil, capers, water chestnuts, ginger, red chili flakes, and wasabi. It’s spicy, delicious, and perfect for lunch! You could even add black beans to up the protein if you wish.

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Tuna Avocado Tower

A spicy tuna avocado tower is a gorgeous, fun, and super easy appetizer using crispy fried wonton wrappers, sushi-grade tuna, ripe avocados, and delicious spicy mayo. A perfect tuna recipe for any dinner occasion!

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Spicy Tuna Sushi Bowl

These Spicy Tuna Sushi Bowls are a super fast way to satisfy a craving for sushi! They’re full of flavor and great for a light lunch or dinner. Tuna salad is full of vitamins, packed with goodness and will keep you feeling fuller for longer.

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Tuna and Watermelon Tartare

It’s not your usual combination, but tuna and watermelon go surprisingly well together in this tartare recipe. Enjoy this fresh fruit and fish recipe today!

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Tuna Carbonara

This fast and easy tuna carbonara is a delicious and light take on a tuna noodle casserole. Its creamy texture and flavor is complemented by tasty undertones of garlic and parmesan.

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Tuna and Ricotta Stuffed Shells

Step by If you like tuna casserole, you will fall in love with these creamy, Tuna and Ricotta Stuffed Shells. They are easy to make, and totally freezer friendly for an easy weeknight dinner that everyone will love!

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White Bean Tuna Salad

White Bean Tuna Salad is a quick, easy and hearty salad with creamy white beans, flaky tuna and crunchy veggies. It comes together with just a few pantry staples and some fresh veggies! This has to be one of my best tuna salad recipes.

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Why Eat Tuna?

Tuna is an incredibly lean fish (high in protein while low in fat) that is full of nutrients. Tuna has omega-3 oils, which are essential for our bodies to function properly.

Eating more tuna can help protect against heart disease and high blood pressure, support your brain health and manage depression, and it can helps the body stay strong and maintain stamina.

Tuna is also rich in vitamin B12, which is important for our immune systems. You get so much goodness from these high protein tuna recipes and they all taste so good! Enjoy!

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