Who says you need mayo for a tuna salad? Here's an Asian-inspired tuna salad with radishes, green onions, and shredded carrots, dressed with rice vinegar and sesame oil.
Great chilled or at room temperature. Perfect for picnics or potlucks!
Serve it over chopped lettuce, in a sandwich, in lettuce wraps, or our favorite, tossed with Japanese buckwheat soba noodles.
My advice? Make a double batch. This one disappears quickly.
Crunchy Tuna Salad with Sesame-Ginger Dressing
10 to 12 ounces canned white albacore tuna packed in water, drained
8 to 10 small radishes, cut into wedges
1 large carrot, shredded
1 clove garlic, smashed and minced
1 teaspoon minced ginger
1/2 to 1 serrano chili, seeded and minced (taste for heat and adjust, can also sub some chili pepper flakes)
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
3 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar (or plain rice vinegar with a teaspoon of sugar)
Salt and black pepper, to taste
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
1 whole green onion, chopped
8 ounces (dry) soba noodles or fresh lettuce, optional (Note: If using soba noodles, cook according to package directions and rinse with cold water.)
Place the drained tuna, radishes, shredded carrot, garlic, ginger, chile, vegetable oil, dark sesame oil, and rice vinegar in a large bowl. Gently toss to combine. Add salt and pepper to taste. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
When ready to serve, stir in the chopped cilantro and green onion.
Serve with lettuce, or mixed in with cold, cooked soba noodles.
|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Servings: 2 to 4|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 11g||14%|
|Saturated Fat 1g||7%|
|Total Carbohydrate 3g||1%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||4%|
|Total Sugars 1g|
|Vitamin C 3mg||17%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|