8 Super Simple Recipes Made With Canned Foods

Chickpea Salad:

Combine canned chickpeas with diced cucumber, cherry tomatoes, red onion, and feta cheese. Toss with olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper for a refreshing and nutritious salad.

Tuna Pasta Salad:

Cook pasta according to package instructions and toss with canned tuna, diced celery, peas, mayonnaise, and a squeeze of lemon juice. Season with salt, pepper, and dried herbs like dill or parsley for extra flavor.

Black Bean Quesadillas:

Spread canned black beans on a tortilla and top with shredded cheese, diced bell peppers, and onions. Fold in half and cook in a skillet until golden and crispy on both sides.

Tomato Basil Soup:

In a pot, combine canned diced tomatoes, vegetable broth, minced garlic, dried basil, salt, and pepper. Simmer until heated through, then blend until smooth using an immersion blender or regular blender.

Corn and Bean Salsa:

Mix canned corn, black beans, diced tomatoes, diced red onion, chopped cilantro, lime juice, and a pinch of cumin for a quick and flavorful salsa. Serve with tortilla chips or use as a topping for tacos or salads.

Coconut Chickpea Curry:

In a skillet, sauté canned chickpeas with diced onion, minced garlic, curry powder, and cumin until fragrant. Stir in canned coconut milk and simmer until heated through.

Tuna Salad Wraps:

Mix canned tuna with mayonnaise, diced celery, chopped pickles, and a squeeze of lemon juice. Spread onto whole wheat wraps and top with lettuce, tomato slices, and avocado.

Three Bean Chili:

In a pot, combine canned kidney beans, black beans, and pinto beans with canned diced tomatoes, minced garlic, diced onion, chili powder, cumin, and paprika. Simmer until heated through and flavors meld together.