Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is NOT safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Use gluten-free tamari sauce instead of soy sauce.


"Just because I am a chef doesn't mean I don't rely on fast recipes. Indeed, we all have moments when, pressed for time, we'll use a can of tuna and a tomato for a first course. It's a question of choosing the right recipes for the rest of the menu."
-Jacques Pepin, Chef

The refrigerator light goes on...

Tuna salad is one of those great standbys. You have the ingredients on hand for almost any variety and this Asian version can help you think of that lonely can of tuna in your pantry a little differently.



Asian Tuna Salad

Servings: 2 | Serving size: about 1 cup

Cooking Time: 30 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.

Makes great leftovers and keeps well in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.

1/4 ripe avocado
1 tsp wasabi paste
1 tsp toasted sesame oil
1 tsp low sodium soy sauce or gluten-free tamari sauce
fresh ground black pepper (to taste)
1 6-ounce can no salt added tuna in water (drained)
1 large rib celery (finely diced)
1 medium green onion (finely diced)

Place the avocado in a bowl with the wasabi, sesame oil, soy sauce and pepper.

Use a fork to mash the avocado and blend the ingredients together to almost smooth.

Add the tuna, celery and green onion.

Fold together until well incorporated.

Chill well before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: about 1 cup

Servings: 2

Amount Per Serving

Calories 197 Calories from Fat 84
% Daily Value
Total Fat 10g 13%
    Saturated Fat 2g 5%
    Monounsaturated Fat 5g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 26mg 9%
Sodium 161mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 5g 2%
    Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
    Sugars 1g
Protein 23g
Vitamin A 6% Vitamin C 13%
Calcium 4% Iron 10%
Vitamin K 32 mcg Potassium 474 mg
Magnesium 41 mg