Asian Tuna Salad
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Asian Tuna Salad

We went to an Indian Heritage Festival during the day, and ate a lot of heavy food. I had this salad on the agenda to make during the week, and thought that this was the perfect night for it. I loved how light it was, and it was really easy to put together once everything was chopped. Soba noodles cook really quickly, and tossed in this light vinaigrette, it’s a great alternative to the typical mayonnaise-laden tuna salad. I really liked the bit of kick that the chile added, and the radishes were great for a little bit of crunch. I’m curious to see how this would be over lettuce, too!

Asian Tuna Salad

Asian Tuna Salad
Simply Recipes

Prep time: 20 minutes

10-12 ounces of canned white albacore tuna packed in water, drained
8-10 small radishes, cut into wedges
1 large carrot, shredded
1 clove garlic, smashed and minced
1 teaspoon minced ginger
1/2 to 1 serrano chile, seeded and minced (taste for heat and adjust, can also sub some chili pepper flakes)
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
3 Tbsp seasoned rice vinegar (or plain rice vinegar with a teaspoon of sugar)
Salt and black pepper to taste
2 Tbsp chopped cilantro
1 whole green onion, chopped
Optional: 8 ounces (dry) soba noodles* or fresh lettuce
*If mixing in with soba noodles, cook soba noodles according to package directions, and rinse with cold water.

1 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.

2 When ready to serve, stir in the chopped cilantro and green onion.

Serve with lettuce, or mixed in with cold, cooked soba noodles.

Yield: Serves 2-4.

Ashley Covelli is a food photographer, recipe developer, and culinary instructor based in Ossining, New York. She loves helping people become enthusiastic and adventurous in the kitchen so that they can build skills and confidence to cook for themselves and their loved ones. She can almost always be found with at least 3 different beverages within arm's reach.

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