Authentic Asian-Inspired Tuna Salad Recipe

by Phoebe Green
Authentic Asian-Inspired Tuna Salad Recipe

I love some Chinese food. Even the Americanized fast-food version, where the protein is breaded, the veggies are dripping with oil, the sauces are full of added sugar and sodium, and the whole thing is served with four pounds of fried rice on the side. That stuff is delicious. Today, I’m sharing the recipe for Authentic Asian-Inspired Tuna Salad Recipe that goes well with an Asian salsa.

Let’s start with this fantastic Oriental salsa. It goes great with the Asian-Inspired Tuna Salad, but you can do it up however you please. I’ve eaten this salsa with grilled chicken, added it to salads, and sometimes just enjoyed it with a spoon right out of my fridge — it’s that good. So get creative with how you use it. It works with almost anything so you can go from Mexico to Asia without jet lag.

Okay, ready for even more awesome Asian flavour? Make this tuna salad, and you’ll have lunch for the entire week that you won’t get tired of. Then, eat it with the Oriental Salsa, as I do.

Authentic Asian-Inspired Tuna Salad Recipe

Authentic Asian-Inspired Tuna Salad Recipe

Phoebe Green
Love Asian cuisine like me? You'll surely enjoy this Asian-inspired tuna salad recipe I prepared for you. This recipe included Oriental salsa that you can use for any salads you have at home.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine Asian
Servings 4 people
Calories 286 kcal


Oriental Salsa Ingredients

  • 1 cup cucumber peeled and diced
  • ½ cup red bell pepper chopped
  • ½ cup scallions thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • ½ teaspoon sesame oil toasted
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • cup fresh cilantro coarsely chopped

Tuna Salad Ingredients

  • 12 ounces tuna canned in water and drained
  • 1 cup sugar snap peas cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 stalks scallions sliced
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro minced
  • 1 large tomato sliced
  • ¼ cup rice vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce tamari
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil toasted
  • teaspoons golden balsamic vinegar
  • teaspoons ginger minced
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 6 cups napa cabbage sliced


Salsa Instructions

  • Combine the first three ingredients in a bowl.
  • Add ingredients except for cilantro in a separate bowl and mix until well blended.
  • Add dressing and chopped cilantro to veggies and mix well.
  • Cover and refrigerate.
  • Serve with Asian-inspired tuna salad or enjoy it on its own.

Tuna Salad Instructions

  • Combine tuna, sugar snap peas, and cilantro in a bowl.
  • Whisk together rice vinegar, avocado oil, soy sauce, sesame oil, balsamic vinegar, and ginger until well mixed.
  • Mix the dressing into the tuna mixture and blend all the ingredients until the dressing is evenly distributed.
  • Divide cabbage on 4 plates and mound the tuna mixture onto the cabbage.
  • Garnish with sesame seeds and serve with oriental salsa.


Calories: 286kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 22gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0.003gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 1240mgPotassium: 786mgFiber: 4gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 2044IUVitamin C: 82mgCalcium: 166mgIron: 4mg
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