Hungry Girl creates healthy summer recipes using StarKist Tuna

Posted on April 10, 2013 

Lisa Lillien (a.k.a. Hungry Girl) has created summer salad recipes using StarKist Tuna. As the temperatures heat up and we become less and less inclined to stand over a hot stove to prepare dinner, these salads could become great go-to options. Learn more about the Hungry Girl and get more great recipes at

Hungry Girl’s Grilled & Chilled Veggie Tuna Salad

Prep: 10 minutes

Cook: 15 minutes

One 2.6-ounce pouch StarKist Tuna Creations, Sweet & Spicy

8 thin (or 6 thick) asparagus stalks, tough ends removed, cut into 2-inch pieces

1 cup eggplant cut into 1-inch cubes

One 1/2-inch-thick onion slice, rings intact

1/2 cup cherry tomatoes

3 cups chopped romaine lettuce

2 tablespoons light balsamic vinaigrette dressing

Bring a grill pan sprayed with nonstick spray to medium-high heat. Add asparagus, eggplant, and onion. Cook until slightly softened, 6-8 minutes.

Flip veggies, and add the cherry tomatoes to the pan. Cook for 4 minutes.

Flip tomatoes. Cook until all veggies are soft and slightly blackened, about 2 minutes.

Transfer veggies to a medium bowl. Let cool completely.

Chop onion. Cover and refrigerate veggies until chilled, at least 30 minutes.

Place lettuce on a large plate or in a large bowl and evenly top with chilled vegetables and tuna. Top or serve with dressing. Yum! Makes 1 serving.

Nutritional information: Entire recipe: 255 calories, 5.5g fat, 680mg sodium, 32.5g carbs, 10g fiber, 18g sugars, 22g protein

Hungry Girl’s Sweet Summer Albacore Salad

One 2.6-oz. pouch StarKist Albacore White Tuna in Water

1 cup baby arugula

1/2 cup halved cherry tomatoes

1/2 cup diced seedless (or seeded) watermelon

2 tablespoons crumbled reduced-fat feta cheese

1 teaspoon lemon juice

Optional seasonings: salt and black pepper

In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients and toss to coat. Enjoy! Makes 1 serving.

Nutritional information: Entire recipe: 170 calories, 5g fat, 493mg sodium, 11g carbs, 2.5g fiber, 7g sugars, 22.5g protein

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