Saturday, April 25, 2009

Guest Recipe - Healthier Way to Say "Ole!"

Ashley sent me these great recipes for Cinco de Mayo, but they sound too good to wait until May 5th! Ashley says "Going south of the border for a quick dinner doesn’t have to mean greasy fried foods or taco takeouts. Check out these simple, healthy and inexpensive recipes to spice up dinner with a quick trip to your pantry and without the calories associated with typical Mexican fare!" I completely agree. These simple and healthy recipes that make for a quick week-night dinner. Thanks Ashley!

Hickory Smoked Tuna Quesadilla


1 Pouch (4.5 oz) Starkist Tuna Creations

½ Cup shredded Low Fat Colby-jack cheese blend

2 Green onions, thinly sliced

1 ½ oz. Low Fat Cream Cheese, softened

1/8 Cup roasted red pepper strips

2, 10 inch Flour tortillas


  1. Mix tuna, cream cheese, shredded cheese, pepper strips and onions until blended.
  2. Spread tuna mixture on one tortilla shell, to the edges. Top with the other tortilla shell.
  3. Spray a large skillet with vegetable spray and heat. Place filled tortilla in the skillet and heat until brown; approximately 2 -3 minutes per side.
  4. Cut into 8 wedges and serve.

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 4 – 6 minutes

Servings: 2 or 8 appetizers

Southwest Tuna Salad


1 (5oz.) pouch StarKist Creations™ Sweet & Spicy Tuna
1 (15-oz.) can Black beans
8 oz. Low fat Ranch dressing
6 oz. (1-1/2 cups) Cheddar cheese, shredded
10 oz. Lettuce, washed and torn
1 (10-oz.) package Frozen whole kernel corn, thawed
1 (16-oz.) jar Salsa


Rinse and drain beans. In a large bowl, layer half of the lettuce, tuna, beans, corn, and ranch dressing. Repeat first five layers; top with salsa; sprinkle with cheese. Cover and chill for 1/2 hour before serving.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Serves: 6


Coleen's Recipes said...

Oh my goodness, this is wonderful. My husband loves pouch tuna and I usually end up making him a boring grilled tuna salad sandwich. This will be a nice change.

Judy said...

Two new tuna recipes, how cool.