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The mild temperatures and sunny days don’t seem to want to leave us yet – thank goodness, I would say – and even at the table we want to continue enjoying tasty, but fresh food that reminds us of the time on holiday: Tuna loaf is the anwer.

That’s why the recipe we are going to prepare today is exactly what you need: tasty, easy and perfect as a one-course meal accompanied by some fresh vegetables. If you love the combination of tuna and vegetables, have a loot at my Curry rice with tuna and vegetables.

Roll up your sleeves and let’s prepare Tuna loaf together by following the step-by-step video!

Tuna loaf

carbohydrates per 100g negligible

Ingredients

  • 400g canned tuna in oil
  • 50g pitted green olives*
  • 2 egg whites
  • 20g Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, grated
  • 20g salted capers
  • 20g anchovy fillets
  • 1/2 grated lemon peel
  • extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper to taste

*Ingredients whose labels must read “gluten free” (or, in Italy, present on  Prontuario AIC)

Preparation

  1. Drain the tuna and put it in a blender or robot with capers, anchovy fillets, olives, Parmesan cheese, egg whites and grated lemon zest. Blend everything together to obtain an even mixture.
    Take a sheet of parchment paper, wet and wring it out, then roll it out and pour the tuna mixture over it, forming a cylinder. Wrap it with paper and close the ends with string or metal hooks.
  2. Cook the tuna loaf in a pot of boiling water over low heat for about 45 minutes.
    Remove from the heat and allow to cool.
  3. In the meantime, place some olives and parsley in a blender together with a few tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil, then blend to a coarse sauce.

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  1. Slice the meatloaf and serve it with the olive and parsley sauce.

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Version with gluten of Tuna loaf

The recipe contains only naturally gluten-free ingredients, so no adaptation is necessary for its version with gluten.