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Go beyond the classic tuna salad.

July 07, 2016

From pasta to pizza, here are nine terrific ways to use the pantry staple.

1. Linguine with Tuna, Walnuts, Lemon and Herbs

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Canned tuna is excellent for quick, last-minute pasta sauces.

2. Tuna Pâté

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This rich pate pairs well with thick grilled toast or raw vegetables.

3. Tuna Banh Mi

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F&W's Justin Chapple makes his best-ever tuna banh mi by mixing canned tuna, lime juice, fish sauce and jalapeno and spooning it onto a crusty baguette spread with mayonnaise.

4. Creamy Tuna Noodle Cazuela

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Jarred piquillo peppers and imported canned tuna from Spain add an Iberian twist to the classic American tuna casserole.

5. Tuna-and-Tomato Pizza with Aioli

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Chef Mauricio Couly tops thin, crispy pizza crusts with canned Italian tuna and garlicky aioli.

6. Tuna-Stuffed Potatoes

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This comforting potato dish features ingredients already available in most home kitchens.

7. Tabbouleh with Tuna

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Adding tuna to this delicious Middle Eastern salad transforms it into a main course.

8. Tuna Escabeche Tostadas

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These quick and delicious tuna tostadas combine olive-oil-packed tuna with spicy pickled jalapenos and carrots.

9. Oregon Tuna Melts

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Approaching tuna-melt perfection, chef Tommy Habetz's sandwiches have the ideal tuna-to-cheese ratio. His smart idea: using balsamic vinaigrette in place of mayonnaise.