Tuesday, April 17, 2012

It's National Garlic Month! Recipes from StarKist

Did you know that April is National Garlic Month? Yes, garlic – that devilishly delicious food. Tastes great at the time but minutes later has you digging for gum. While commonly associated with bad breath, garlic has actually been considered a “cure-all” for centuries, said to treat a number of different ailments. From acne to high cholesterol, garlic has said to have antibiotic and blood cleansing properties. Studies have also shown that eating garlic helps increase our hydrogen sulfide production, playing a part in reducing the risk of heart disease and various cancers, including prostate and colon cancer.

In honor of the little, white miracle bulbs, here are two recipes from StarKist that will sure to pack a tasty garlic punch!
Herb and Garlic Tuna Wraps


1 Pouch (4.5oz) StarKist Tuna Creations®, Herb and Garlic
½ Cup diced tomato
½ Cup shredded carrots
3 Tablespoons creamy Italian dressing
1 Cup shredded lettuce
4 oz. Mozzarella shredded cheese
3 Basil leaves, sliced into strips
2 Flour tortillas


1. Mix together tuna, carrots, basil and 2 tbsp. Italian dressing.

2. Place ½ the lettuce, tomatoes tuna mixture, mozzarella cheese and ½ Tbsp. Italian dressing in the center of each tortilla. Fold the end of the tortilla over the ingredients and roll tightly.

3. Cut in half, diagonally and serve.
Roasted Garlic Tuna and Pesto Crostini


1 can (4.5 oz) StarKist Selects™ Yellowfin Marinated Tuna Fillet in Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Roasted Garlic, chunked and oil mixed in
1 French baguette, sliced thinly into ½-inch slices
½ jar (8 oz.) prepared pesto
½ cup crumbled feta cheese

Optional: thinly sliced roasted red pepper


1. Toast Bread on both sides

2. Spread approximately ½ - 1 teaspoon of prepared pesto on each slice of bread

3. Top with approximately 1 teaspoon crumbled feta cheese and 1 teaspoon of tuna

4. Place under broiler and cook just until cheese begins to soften and brown slightly.

5. Garnish with roasted red pepper, if desired

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