I knoooow. Another day, another tuna recipe.
Well, not all tuna is created equally. Yesterday, we used canned tuna, today we use fresh, sushi-grade ahi tuna.
Plus, I had extra Greek yogurt leftover from Sunday’s recipe, so here we are.
Speaking of extra yogurt, I’m trying my best to be mindful of waste. Lately, due to being busier than usual, I’ve found myself rushing through recipes and not being conscious of portions, leftovers, etc.
Thus, I’ve wasted more food than usual.
Instead of throwing away a half used container of Greek yogurt, I’m using it with today’s recipe. *pats self on the head*
When I first started eating sushi, it was all about the spicy tuna rolls. I loved brown rice spicy tuna rolls – they were my jam.
Of course, in my later years, I realized that spicy tuna rolls were made with mayonnaise, which I’ve never liked – not because it’s high in cholesterol and often contains processed sugars, but because the consistency was just too much for me.
This lightened up version pairs spicy tuna with cucumber noodles and a ginger-lime dressing which is refreshing, light, and tangy to complement the spicier flavors of the tuna.
Cucumber noodles are really versatile, it’s just crucial to pat them dry completely before using them in a recipe, especially one like this, where there’s a liquidy dressing. Liquidy’s not a word, I know.
This can either be a main salad or a starter salad to your sushi night, especially now that you have hand rolls and a beet rice sushi roll (in the Inspiralized cookbook!)
If you don’t like tuna but still want to use this recipe, you can mash up chickpeas with avocado and the hot sauce (especially if you’re dairy-free!)
Happy Monday! I can’t believe we’re half-way through March already. Four more days until it’s officially spring!
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Nutritional Information & Recipe
Spicy Tuna Salad with Cucumber Noodles
- 1 large seedless English cucumber Blade C, noodles trimmed
- For the tuna:
- 6 ounces sushi grade ahi tuna
- 2 scallion stalks diced
- 2.5 tablespoon sriracha sauce or other hot sauce
- 3 tablespoons greek yogurt
- For the dressing:
- 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lime juice
- 1/4 teaspoon mashed and finely minced ginger
- 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 teaspoon honey
- salt and pepper to taste
- Pat dry the cucumbers thoroughly. Set aside.
- Cut the tuna into small cubes and mash it with a fork. Set aside in a medium mixing bowl with the scallions.
- Whisk together the ingredients for the dressing in a small bowl and set aside.
- Whisk together the hot sauce and greek yogurt. Transfer to the bowl with the tuna and toss together until combined.
- Divide the cucumber noodles into two bowls and drizzle with the dressing, then top with spicy tuna and drizzle again with the dressing.