Pimp up a tin of tuna

Post Category: Signature Recipes
Post Tags: tuna

Posted to the Canberra Daily

HomeFood & Wine

tin of tuna

With summer just around the corner, Chef Mel Alafaci’s new Eat Yourself Sexy cookbook shows us how to prepare healthy, nourishing meals that are as delectable as they are visually stunning.

Pimp up a tin of tuna

Serves: 1-2


  • 1 tin tuna shredded or chunks, drained
  • 1 soft-boiled egg, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 avocado, diced or sliced
  • 1/2 red onion, finely sliced or diced
  • 1/2 cup grated carrot or zucchini or similar
  • 1/2 cup cooked pasta or chickpeas (optional)


  • 1 Tbsp mayo or plain yogurt
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • Pinch lemon zest
  • Pinch black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp water

To serve

1/2 head romaine, iceberg or cos lettuce

Place the drained tuna and all the ingredients into a large bowl and mix to combine.

Stir the dressing through and then season to taste.

You can then serve this over the lettuce leaves, or have it just on its own.

For a hit of glamour, use a stacking ring to give it height and that wow factor.

Delicious and packed with goodness.

The book is available as a complete online course with Chef Mel as your coach and mentor from cook.chefmel.me/eat-yourself-sexy