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Brilliant Tuna and Sardines Recipes You Can Do at Home

What tuna and sardine recipes can you easily do at home?

  • Pita with tuna salad
  • Rice bowl with sardines
  • Corn and tuna pasta
  • Greek salad with sardines


Balancing work life and home life can be very tricky. Icat is no easy task trying to juggle your different responsibilities while still making sure you consume and healthy and delicious food. Luckily, there are many different Spanish sardines recipes and canned tuna recipes that can:

  1. Provide essential nutrients.
  2. Be easily stored.
  3. Be a yummy snack or meal.

Here are some tasty and easy recipes for you to try—you do not even have to leave the comfort of your home:

Pita with Tuna Salad


Pita with Tuna Salad

If you are always on-the-go and often find it difficult to prepare and make sure you are properly fueled throughout the day, this simple recipe is easy to make and convenient to pack and take with you when you are heading out.


  • 2 whole-wheat pitas
  • 1 can of tuna
  • 2 lemon wedges
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • ½ diced small red or purple onion
  • ½ cup diced red pepper
  • 1 tbsp. chopped parsley
  • Salt
  • Pepper


  1. Open and drain can of tuna.
  2. Place tuna in a bowl.
  3. Pour in and stir olive oil and lemon juice.
  4. Put in bell pepper, onion, and parsley.
  5. Add salt and pepper as to desired flavor.
  6. Put tuna mixture into pita bread.


Rice Bowl with Sardines

Want something quick to prepare?

All you need for this recipe is canned Spanish sardines and some rice. You can serve it on your own or with your whole family.


  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. chopped red onions
  • 1 tbsp. crushed garlic
  • 1 tsp. tomato paste
  • ½ cup tomato sauce
  • 2 tbsp. sliced black olives
  • 1 (240g) Spanish sardines in olive oil
  • 1-2 tsp. sliced chili
  • Salt
  • Ground black pepper
  • 2 cups steamed white rice


  1. Heat olive oil with medium level heat.
  2. Sauté onion, garlic, and tomato paste (for 2 – 3 minutes).
  3. Add tomato sauce, capers, and olives.
  4. Mix well and simmer (for 1 – 2 minutes).
  5. Gently mix in sardine and chili.
  6. Season with salt and pepper.
  7. Place sardines over hot white rice and serve.

Corn and Tuna Pasta

Source: The Berlin Lunchbox

Corn and Tuna Pasta

Whether it is a lazy Sunday afternoon or a sudden midnight craving, this pasta recipe is sure to be an ideal fix to satisfy your appetite.


  • 1 tbsp. butter
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. chopped garlic
  • 2 tbsp. chopped white onions
  • 1 can of tuna chunks
  • 1 cup of canned cream-style corn
  • ½ cup of all-purpose cream
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 2 ½ cups of cooked fusilli pasta
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Chopped parsley (for garnishing)


  1. Heat butter and olive oil in a pan with medium-level heat.
  2. Sauté garlic, onions, and tuna (for 2 – 3 minutes).
  3. Add the corn and cream.
  4. Mix well and simmer (for 2 – 3 minutes).
  5. Season with salt and pepper to desired flavor.
  6. Pour the sauce onto the cooked pasta.
  7. Top the dish with Parmesan cheese.
  8. Place final garnishing touches with parsley.


Greek Salad with Sardines

Surprise your amigas when you invite them over for lunch or dinner. This recipe is an ideal appetizer that is bursting with an excellent mix of flavors.


  • 3 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 2 tsp. dried oregano
  • ½ tsp. freshly ground pepper
  • 3 medium-sized tomatoes (cut into large chunks)
  • 1 large-sized English cucumber (cut into large chunks)
  • 1 (15 oz.) can of rinsed chickpeas
  • 1/3 cup of crumbled feta cheese
  • ¼ cup of red onion (thinly sliced)
  • 2 tbsp. Kalamata olives (sliced)
  • 2 (4 oz.) cans of sardines packed in olive oil or water


  1. Whisk melon juice, oil, garlic, pepper, and oregano in a large-sized bowl until finely mixed.
  2. Add the tomatoes, cucumber, chickpeas, feta cheese, olives, and onion.
  3. Gently toss until fully combined.
  4. Divide the salad into 4-plate serving sizes.
  5. Add the sardines over the salad mixtures then serve.


Key Takeaway

Having some instant cravings while you are on a limited budget?

No problem!

There are many different Spanish sardine recipes that you can try out at the comfort of your home, particularly if you want to start experimenting with the endless culinary possibilities that come with simple canned goods.

On the other hand, canned tuna recipes are also good alternatives to sardines. Both of them are also very healthy and nutritional addition to your meals. Plus, they won’t be adding to your diet that much because sardines and tunas are considered to be a light meal.