Sesame Tuna Salad

Sesame Tuna Salad

Serves: 2 people
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 5 minutes
Sesame Tuna Salad


  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • 2 5oz. cans chunk light tuna in water
  • 1/2 red bell pepper
  • 2 green onions


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With your canned tuna, there are lots of things you can do with it than to mix with mayo and slapping it between slices of bread. You will appreciate how versatile sesame tuna salad is once you taste this recipe. You should try sesame tuna salad out if you are tired of mayo-based tuna salad and other types of salad. It is lighter, brighter, and can be served in several ways more than you can think of. It is a keeper recipe for sure!

You should give this meal a shot. There are different ways you can serve and enjoy this salad; you can serve it on cucumber slices or crackers, you can also serve it on your bowl of rice with few cucumber slices, and you can sandwich it in a large wrap with baby spinach. Another great topper for your greens is this sesame tuna salad. That’s how versatile it is. To prepare this savory salad that comes with its own hint of sweetness, you will need to get- soy sauce, sesame seeds, sesame oil, brown sugar, brown sugar, red bell pepper, tuna fish, and green onions in place.

The magic begins with the sesame oil. With your toasted sesame oil, soy sauce, brown sugar, and sesame seeds, prepare your sesame dressing! What you need to do next is to drain your tuna, then dice your red bell pepper and slice your green onions. Then mix all of them together. At this point, you will need to pour your prepared sesame dressing over the tuna and vegetables. Then with care, fold the ingredients together and coat everything with your sesame dressing. Once you are done with this process, your sesame tuna salad is ready to be served.

You can serve it immediately or store it in your refrigerator until you are prepared to take it. That’s how easy it is to make this delicious salad. Incase red bell pepper is not available; you can substitute it with shredded carrot. Carrot will supply the mild sweetness and the amount of crunch you need for this salad. You should know that sesame oil is the active ingredient that brings out the sesame flavor of this recipe, so you should not substitute it. To make sesame tuna salad more exciting and fun, you can use edamame provided it is available.

Adding edamame is a perfect way of stretching your tuna salad, and it will add both fiber and protein you need for your body. Chopped water chestnuts won’t be a bad idea, too, if it is available. It would add more fun and crunchier to your salad. For little spicy kick, you can always add a pinch or more red pepper flakes depending on how much you like it. Enjoy this delicious and excellent meal with your friend and family.

  1. In a small bowl, stir together the soy sauce, toasted sesame oil, brown sugar, and sesame seeds.
  2. Drain the tuna well, then add it to a bowl. Dice the red bell pepper and slice the green onions. Add the bell pepper and green onion to the bowl with the tuna.
  3. Pour the prepared sesame dressing over the tuna and vegetables in the bowl. Carefully fold the ingredients together until everything is coated in dressing. Serve immediately, or refrigerate until ready to eat.