Review: Wild Planet Tuna + Recipe
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Feb 20 2015

Review: Wild Planet Tuna + Recipe

I have always been a huge fan of tuna, even when I was a child. It didn’t matter if it was in the form of tuna salad, tuna casserole, creamed tuna over muffins or a tuna melt. Recently I received some samples of tuna from Wild Planet Foods and had a lot of fun figuring out ways to eat and enjoy them.

Wild Planet Foods boasts sustainably caught wild seafood. More about Wild Planet:

Here at Wild Planet, we are serious about what we sell. Since 2004 we have been selecting only the finest quality, 100% sustainably caught seafood for all of our packaged products. We source our tuna exclusively from pole and troll catch fisheries, never using purse seine or long-line gear. Pole and troll fishing has been rated the best catch method for sustainability by a consensus of eco-organizations including The Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch ® Program, Greenpeace and Fishwise. It is our goal to provide market driven change in global harvest practices as well as impact consumer choices in seafood consumption through education.

Wild Planet Foods offers a wide variety of products, all of which are gluten-free.

I received samples of the tuna, both in the can and pouch. I enjoyed the tuna in salads and gluten-free pasta and have decided I am never going back to my old tuna brand. I loved the taste and texture of Wild Planet tuna, in addition to feeling good about how the tuna are caught and canned. There is no extra water or oil added to the cans…just tuna! Wild Planet products can be purchased at stores across the US.

Before I let you go, check out these recipe from Wild Planet Foods that is just perfect for a spring picnic once the weather gets a little nicer outside.

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Wild Planet Mediterranean Tuna Salad

Makes about 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cans (5oz each) Wild Planet Wild Albacore Tuna, undrained
  • 1 jar (6oz) marinated artichoke hearts, drained and coarsely chopped
  • 1 can (15.5oz) chick peas, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup pitted Kalamata or other olives, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh basil or oregano, or 1 tsp dried
  • 3 Tbsp capers, drainedJuice of one lemon
  • 4 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

Instructions

Place Wild Planet Wild Albacore Tuna and juices from the cans into a large bowl. Flake with a fork to separate tuna into bite size pieces. Add artichoke hearts, chick peas, red bell pepper, olives, red onion, parsley, carrots, basil or oregano, capers and lemon juice to tuna in bowl. Mix gently to combine all ingredients. In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil and vinegar; season with sea salt and pepper. Pour over tuna salad and stir to combine.

Have a nice weekend! 

*The products mentioned in this post were sent to me free of charge for review purposes. The thoughts and opinions shared here are mine and have not been influenced by anyone or anything.

Article Written by:

Kimberly Bouldin is a gluten-free wife, runner & blogger with two children in Columbus, Ohio. After her celiac diagnosis in 2006, she has made it her mission to embrace an entirely new approach to nutrition in a gluten-free world, exploring options that run the gamut from "made from scratch" homemade bread to sampling and reviewing the gluten-free prepared foods that are continuously being introduced to the market. While navigating the waters of becoming gluten-free, Kim shares her experiences and passes along valuable product reviews in addition to helping other moms of celiac kids develop healthy menus that are kid-friendly and palatable. Kimberly is a valuable resource for those who are newly diagnosed, as well as for the more seasoned gluten-free veterans. Follow Kim on Twitter!

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