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Sesame Tuna Salad

September/October 2010

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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.



READER'S COMMENT:
"I absolutely loved this. Made it with less sesame oil than called for - to my taste a little sesame oil goes a long way. I also made it for one, cutting everything into one-fourth amounts except for the sesame oil and ginger (used less...
Sesame Tuna Salad Recipe

Makes: 4 servings

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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

Preparation

  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.

Nutrition

Per serving: 228 calories; 16 g fat (2 g sat, 9 g mono); 12 mg cholesterol; 9 g carbohydrates; 2 g added sugars; 14 g protein; 3 g fiber; 353 mg sodium; 200 mg potassium.

Nutrition 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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