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Skipjack Tuna with Pesto and Capers

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Skipjack tuna with pesto and capers is a quick, easy, and healthy lunch that is great to eat at home or even when you are brown bagging it.  This tuna recipe is sponsored by Collective Bias and Ocean Naturals.



Ah, tuna fish.  I grew up eating the standard mayo and tuna mixture on a slice of buttered rye bread.  I loved it when my mom made us tuna sandwiches for lunch!  Then I married a tuna fanatic.  I had no idea there were different kinds of tuna until I met my husband.  The tuna sandwich took on a whole different perspective.


A few years ago I started focusing on purchasing sustainable fish, including our canned tuna, but it can be really difficult to not only find wild caught fish, but also figure out where it came from.  Ocean Naturals prides themselves on providing tuna that is Good, Good for You, and Good for the Planet.  All of Ocean Naturals tuna is responsibly caught. In fact, you can even enter a code from each can to find out exactly where the tuna you are eating is from!


Of course, tuna is also good for you.  I try to serve my family some sort of fish at least twice a week because it is full of great proteins and Omega 3 fatty acids. Ocean Naturals canned tuna is an easy and quick way to add fish to our diet.


As I learned from my husband, not all tuna tastes the same.  I used Ocean Naturals Skipjack tuna to create this healthy tuna salad for lunch.  I’d never had skipjack tuna before, but it worked really well in this dish.   All I did was mix the strained tuna with a few tablespoons of pesto.  I added a few capers for a little tang and saltiness.  It was a fresh, quick, and healthy lunch. I loved it on cucumber slices!


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Skipjack Tuna with Pesto and Capers



  • 1 can Ocean Naturals Skipjack Tuna
  • 2 Tablespoons pesto
  • A spoonful of capers
  • Slices cucumber


  1. Strain the water out of the tuna and put the tuna in a bowl.
  2. Use a fork to break apart the tuna. Add pesto and stir to combine. Mix in capers.
  3. Serve tuna on sliced cucumbers, tomatoes, or crackers.

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  • Sara Merritt
    December 9, 2013

    Great idea keeping it so fresh — I love that you didn’t “hide” the tuna!! Yum! #client

  • Stacie
    December 5, 2013

    I am not a big tuna fish fan but the cucumber made me want to try it. I love cucumbers and these look delicious.

  • Krystle(Baking Beauty)
    December 5, 2013

    This looks delish! I bet it tastes so yummy with the pesto.

  • mel
    December 5, 2013

    This looks so delicious! YUM!

  • Liza
    December 5, 2013

    I enjoy tuna every now and then, but I never thought about putting capers in with it. I’ll bet it’s really good! Maybe with a drizzle of lemon across the top, too 🙂

  • Tammilee Tillison
    December 5, 2013

    This looks fantastic! Thank you for sharing the free product giveaway. My husband loves tuna. I just bought cucumbers tonight so he may be getting this as a snack tomorrow.

  • Kristin Wheeler (
    December 5, 2013

    YUM! Looks great for a lunch, snack or party appetizer! #client