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.

Sesame Tuna Salad
Nutritionist Tested & Approved

Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients
  • 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 sugar

  • 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

  • 2 scallions, sliced

  • 6 cups thinly sliced napa cabbage

  • 4 radishes, julienne-cut or sliced

  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves

  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds

  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste

Directions
  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 Facts

Servings
4
Calories
228
Added Sugars
2g
Carbohydrates
9g
Cholesterol
12mg
Dietary Fiber
3g
Fat
16g
Monounsaturated Fat
9g
Potassium
200mg
Protein
14g
Saturated Fat
2g
Sodium
353mg
Bonus
Vitamin C (80% daily value)
Vitamin A (37% dv).
Carbohydrate Servings
1/2
Exchanges
2 vegetable
1 1/2 lean meat
3 fat

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