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Sesame Tuna Salad

Sesame Tuna Salad
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Toasted sesame oil transforms a humble staple like canned tuna into an elegant supper. We love the crunch of napa cabbage in this salad, but romaine lettuce would also work if you happen to have that on hand.

Prep: 25 minutes | Total Time: 25 minutes
  • 1/4 cup
    rice vinegar, or lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons
    canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons
    reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon
    toasted sesame oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons
    minced fresh ginger
  • 2 5- to 6-ounce cans
    water-packed chunk light tuna, drained
  • 1 cup
    sliced sugar snap peas, or snow peas
  • scallions, sliced
  • 6 cups
    thinly sliced napa cabbage
  • radishes, julienne-cut or sliced
  • 1/4 cup
    fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 tablespoon
    sesame seeds
    Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  1. Whisk vinegar (or lemon juice), canola oil, soy sauce, sesame oil, sugar and ginger in a small bowl.
  2. Combine 3 tablespoons of the dressing with tuna, peas and scallions in a medium bowl.
  3. Divide cabbage among 4 plates. Mound one-fourth of the tuna mixture (about 1/2 cup) in the center of each plate and garnish with radishes, cilantro and sesame seeds. Drizzle with the remaining dressing (about 2 tablespoons per salad) and season with pepper.


Nutritional Information

Makes: 4 servings
  • Calories228
  • Fat16 g
    • Saturated fat2 g
  • Cholesterol12 mg
  • Carbohydrates9 g
    • Dietary fiber3 g
  • Protein14 g
  • Sodium353 mg
* Nutritional Guidelines based on the USDA's MyPlate Standards.
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