white tuna, chickpeas and egg salad

White tuna, chickpeas and hard-boiled egg salad

white tuna, chickpeas and egg salad

The white tuna, chickpea and egg salad is very easy to prepare and provides us with many of the nutrients we need. It includes legumes (chickpeas), fruits and vegetables (tomatoes, onions) and healthy proteins (white tuna and egg), making it a very complete dish.

Being a salad is usually served cold, although it can also be served warmly. This is a good way to eat vegetables on hot days and an alternative to traditional salads in summer, when consumption of this type of dish increases.

Recipe for white tuna, chickpeas and hard-boiled egg salad

Recipe for 4 people


1 White Tuna fillets in olive oil 450 glass jar

300 gr. of chickpeas

2 boiled eggs

2 tomatoes

1 onion

Extra Virgin Olive Oil




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How to prepare white tuna, chickpeas and hard-boiled egg salad

Cooking the ingredients

When preparing the chickpeas, it is advisable to soak them the night before, as they will be soft for boiling. Remove the water from the soaking and put new water to boil in a pot. Add the chickpeas when to the water when it starts boiling and leave them to cook for 20-25 minutes. We can also use canned chickpeas and skip this step.

At the same time, we can use this time to cook the eggs for 10 minutes in another casserole. Then we let them to cool down in the fridge. When the chickpeas are ready, drain them and put them in a bowl. It is interesting to cover the container so that the chickpeas will not dry out.

Preparation of the tuna salad

To present the salad, we put the chickpeas in a bowl as a basis. On top of them, we put the white tuna loins, the hard-boiled egg, sliced tomato and onion.

Finally, dress the salad with olive oil and sprinkle a bit of pepper and oregano.

pizza anchovies tuna

Pizza with anchovies and yellowfin tuna

Pizza is one of the most popular foods in the world, loved by young and old alike. Although it is often associated with fast and unhealthy food, a pizza made at home with top quality ingredients can be just as healthy as the next best thing. Italians guarantee that apart from the ingredients, the essential part of pizza is in dough, (which we will later explain you how to do it). All we have to do is to pay attention to the quantities and dedicate a lot of love to it; and we will get an authentic, delicious and healthy pizza.

In our case we are going to prepare two different homemade pizzas, in which the protagonists will be the anchovy of the Bay of Biscay and the yellowfin tuna. It does not involve any complications for the children of the house, so it is a great plan to make it family.

pizza anchovies tuna

Home-made pizza with anchovies and yellowfin tuna

The secret of a good pizza is in the ingredients: if they are of good quality, success is guaranteed. This is why we recommend using white tuna or yellowfin tuna to make the pizza, which are the two highest quality species of tuna. The same goes for anchovies, those from the Bay of Biscay are the highest quality in the world. We will also consume local products, so we will reduce our carbon footprint.

For this recipe we have used yellowfin tuna, and to make it even tastier, we will use some high quality Cantabrian anchovies. The rest of the ingredients are the usual ones used in pizzas: homemade fried tomato sauce (it is worth mentioning that if it is homemade, it makes a great difference), cheese, cherry tomatoes, thyme and oregano.

Recipe for 4 people


For the dough

400g of flour

50g of extra virgin olive oil

15g of yeast

200g of water


For the filling

1 jar Yellowfin Tuna in olive oil 450g

1 can Cantabrian anchovy fillets 50g

Emmental cheese

Homemade fried tomato sauce

Cherry tomatoes



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How to prepare anchovy and white tuna pizza

First of all, we will prepare the pizza dough. To do this, we will use the blender, using its kneading tool. Add flour, extra virgin olive oil and a pinch of salt to the blender glass. Then, mix the fresh yeast and water and incorporate it into the glass. Then we proceed to knead the mixture for about 10 minutes at a speed of 1 and a half.

If we don’t have a dough mixer, we can do it by hand. To do so, put all the ingredients in a bowl and knead for 15-20 minutes. In both cases the result should be a smooth, elastic, and lump-free dough.

We make a sphere with the dough and cover it with plastic wrap. Leave it to rest for one hour, until the volume of the dough has doubled in size.

As we have already mentioned, we will prepare two pizzas, so we will divide the dough into two pieces and form two balls. We take one of the balls and start to shape the base of the pizza. We can do it by hand or we can use a rolling pin. We shape it  as round as possible.

homemade pizza with anchovies

When we have the dough ready, we put the homemade fried tomato, some oregano and thyme and sprinkle the Emmental cheese.

The pizza is now ready to be baked. Make sure the oven is preheated and put the pizza in for 20 minutes at about 200º. Meanwhile, we can prepare the other dough that we have reserved for the second pizza.

Once the time is over, we take the pizza out of the oven and we add the yellowfin tuna and the anchovies from the Bay of Biscay. We bake the pizza again, but this time just for 8 minutes.

We take the pizza out of the oven, and we put the cherry tomatoes in halves. We repeat the same steps with the second pizza.

homemade pizza with tuna

Our fish preserves at Anuga international food fair

Arroyabe will be part of the leading food fair in Cologne this year too. From 5th to 9th October 2019, you will be welcomed at our stand A040 located in Hall 11.1.

Do not miss the opportunity to see and taste in situ the best flavor of the Cantabrian Sea. Our Bonito del norte (white tuna) and anchovies are products with protected designation of origin and handmade with dedication.

Our marinated white anchovies will be displayed for the first time at an international food fair, as well as our renovated seafood gift boxes of.

All information concerning our participation can be checked on Anuga’s official website:


Fish preserves canned seafood at Anuga 2019

Anuga is the world’s largest trade fair for food and beverages. With 7,405 exhibitors and about 165,000 visitors in 2017, it has become the most important industry meeting point.

Anuga food fair celebrates its 100th anniversary this year.

MSC canned seafood

Cantabrian Anchovies with MSC ecolabel now available

Arroyabe has been certified to the MSC standard of sustainable fishing for its range of anchovies from the Cantabrian Sea. This complements the MSC chain of custody certificate that the brand already got for White Tuna in 2012.

In this way, the company offers the possibility that its range of anchovies from the Cantabrian Sea has the blue MSC ecolabel, which certifies that this product comes from certified sustainable fisheries.

Currently, the Cantabrian fishing fleet complies with the MSC fisheries standard, both for white tuna and anchovy. Our preserves are only elaborated with anchovies from this fishery, so upon passing the audit for the chain of custody, we might offer MSC labelled Cantabrian Anchovy.

The MSC Chain of Custody Standard is a traceability and segregation standard that is applicable to the full supply chain from a certified fishery to final sale. Every company in the supply chain distributing an MSC certified product must have a valid MSC Chain of Custody certificate.

Visit our range of Cantabrian anchovies

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MSC anchovies sustainability ecolabel

Discover the anchovy fishing aboard the Santana Berria

Pesca Acciughe Cantabrico

As every April, the Cantabrian anchovy (Engraulis Encrasicolus) approaches our coasts in order to complete its reproductive cycle. This is when the anchovy season begins, which lasts all spring long.

The anchovy is fished with purse seine, through which the school of fish on the surface is surrounded, forming a 360-degree circle. Once surrounded, the net closes, preventing the anchovy from escaping. It is considered a fishing method that respects the marine environment and other species, due to its high degree of selectivity.

Now that this year’s fishing has begun, we have embarked on the boat Santana Berria (Getaria, Basque Country) to learn more about the fishing of the Cantabrian anchovy. We hope you enjoy these wonderful moments that the day has left us.

Pesca acciuga a bordo
Acciuga del Cantabrico
Acciuga del Cantabrico a bordo
Rete da circuizione acciuga

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Canned Fish Alimentaria

Our products at Alimentaria 2018 Fair

Arroyabe will participate at Alimentaria International Food and Drinks Exhibition, which will be held from 16th to 19th April in Barcelona (Gran Via Venue, Fira de Barcelona). Alimentaria is a trade fair of reference for all Food and Beverage professionals, focused on innovation, the latest trends and internationalisation; in which our fish preserves will take special attention.

Among the novelties of this edition are our renewed Cantabrian anchovies, the new organic food line and the launch of 3 new specialties in canned fish: small sardines, mussels and cockles.

Visit us at booth D489-05 situated in Hall 3, Expoconser zone (Canned Food Show). There you will obtain all the information about our preserves of White Tuna (Bonito del Norte), Yellowfin Tuna, Cantabrian Anchovies and other specialties.

More information: http://www.alimentaria-bcn.com/en/home

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Arroyabe launches new online store in 15 European countries

Following the company’s aim to boost online sales, Arroyabe has opened a new online shop of canned seafood in 15 European countries. From now on Seafood Lovers from United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Austria, Portugal, Belgium, Netherlands, Denmark, Ireland, Finland, Sweden, Greece, Poland and Czech Republic will enjoy premium seafood of the Cantabrian Sea with a few clicks. Orders will be directly delivered from our warehouse in Bermeo (Basque Country, Spain) and purchases above 150€ will include free shipping.

In addition, new content has been created to explain the importance of artisanal fish canning and superior quality of white tuna and Cantabrian anchovies.

This new webpage will be available in two languages; English and Italian. French version will be also launched soon. This way, 14 new countries will join to the existing online store in Italy and Spain (for purchases within Spain, please visit www.arroyabe.es).

Do not wait any longer and enjoy best canned tuna and other seafood products now!

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How is canned tuna made?

How is canned tuna made?

How is canned tuna made?

How canned tuna is processed, step by step

Manual elaboration of canned tuna is a long-standing tradition in the Basque Country, particularly in cans that weigh more than one kilo, directed to the catering sector. While small cans that are widely consumed in households are packed by machine; big cans contain full pieces of tuna that are introduced by hand. This is the case of the 1800 gr. can, which is produced following these steps:

Step 1: Reception and cutting

We receive the pieces of White Tuna and Yellowfin Tuna at our facilities. In the case of White Tuna (Bonito del Norte) the fishery starts on June and it lasts until September or October, period in which fresh fish is used for the elaboration of cans, guaranteeing the best taste and texture of the tuna. Moreover, our production plant is strategically located in Bermeo, a coastal village in the Bay of Biscay, where the white tuna is fished. This ensures maximum freshness and quality of the tuna.

How canned tuna is made reception

After receiving the fish, the head and the belly are removed. Then we cut every piece of tuna into sections.

Step 2: Cooking

The slices of tuna are introduced in big containers for the cooking. We add the perfect mix of water and brine and calculate the time it takes each fish to cook. After this process, tuna pieces look like this :

Tuna elaboration process cooling

Step 3: Manual packaging

We clean all the slices of tuna by removing the skin, bones, fins, and any remaining entrails or dark meat. Then we introduce manually the pieces into the can.

Tuna canning manually

Step 4: Adding liquid and closing

The covering liquid is prepared and added. In our case, it may be olive oil, sunflower oil, pickled sauce, catalan sauce or water. After this, cans are closed and sterilized. The sterilization process ensures the destruction of all contaminating bacteria, so the product is fit for human consumption.

Our fish preserves at Alimentaria 2016 Fair

Arroyabe will attend the International Food and Drinks Exhibition of Barcelona, Alimentaria, which will be held from 25th to 28th April. Alimentaria is a trade fair of reference for all Food and Beverage professionals, focused on innovation, the latest trends and internationalisation; in which our fish preserves will take special attention.

In this edition, our extended range of Cantabrian Anchovies will be launched. The Anchovies of the Cantabrian Sea are considered the best type of anchovy on the market due to its rich, intense flavor, and they are fished one by one using traditional methods.

You will be warmly welcomed at our Stand situated in the Hall 2, Expoconser zone, number D66-2. There you will obtain all the information about our preserves of White Tuna (Bonito del Norte), Yellowfin Tuna and Cantabrian Anchovies.

More information: http://www.alimentaria-bcn.com/


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Arroyabe at TuttoFood Fair 2015

Arroyabe will attend the Tuttofood Fair which will be held in Milano (Italy) from 3rd to 6th February 2015. You will be warmly welcomed at our Stand at Hall number 1, Stand N4P01.

The Tuttofood Fair is a professional event focused on the agroalimentary sector. Its aim is to inform participants onmarket trends and new consumption patterns so as to better direct marketing activities. Moreover, it is the only exhibition in this sector in Italy with a real International profile.

The aim of the Tuttofood Fair An ist to meet both the needs of companies mainly looking at the domestic market and those mainly looking for export opportunities. In the case of Arroyabe, the objective is to strengthen its position in the italian market, which is focused on handmade canned Bonito del Norte, Yellowfin Tuna and Anchovies of the Cantabrian Sea.

More information: www.tuttofood.it