Thursday, May 14, 2009

Tuna Salad

It’s Barefoot Bloggers time. The recipe was selected by Kate of Warm Olives and Cool Cocktails who has chosen Tuna Salad. I was born and raised in South Florida and consider myself a BIG fan of anything seafood. Tuna would be the one exception. The only time that I like tuna fish and especially tuna salad is on a boat after a long day spent scuba diving. Strange I know but that’s my little quirky seafood issue. Anyway, I put on my big girl pants and got busy making Ina’s version of tuna salad. My husband loved this meal and even asked if I could suck it up and make it again some time soon. Truth be to told this was not awful. Making it a salad and not tuna salad saved it, in my opinion. The dressing was very good and a very nice complement to the tuna.

Ina’s recipe


  • 2 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt, plus extra for sprinkling
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground black, plus extra for sprinkling
  • 2 limes, zest grated
  • 1 teaspoon wasabi powder (I didn’t use this)
  • 6 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice (3 limes)
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 10 dashes hot sauce (recommended: Tabasco ) (didn’t use)
  • 1 to 2 ripe Hass avocados, medium diced
  • 1/4 cup minced scallions, white and green parts (2 scallions)
  • 1/4 cup red onion, small diced (didn’t use)
  • English Cucumbers
  • Roma Tomatoes
  • Carrots
  • Fresh Spinach


Brush the tuna steaks with olive oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place the tuna steaks in a very hot sauté pan and cook for only 1 minute on each side. Set aside on a platter.
Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the olive oil, salt, pepper, lime zest, wasabi, lime juice, soy sauce and hot sauce. Add the avocados to the vinaigrette.
Cut the tuna in chunks and place it in a large bowl. Add the scallions and red onion and mix well. Pour the vinaigrette mixture over the tuna and carefully mix.


Lori Lynn said...

Looks good to me.
You are funny "this was not awful." haha

Culinary Wannabe said...

I love tuna when it is served as sashimi, but cook it at all and I'm not so thrilled. Did your kids eat this?

Tonya @ What's On My Plate said...

loving the addition of veggies to this!

Selba said...

Love tuna!

You don't like hot/spicy stuff?

Claudia said...

Okay, this is not my mother's tuna salad. Great ingredients. Soy sauce? Vinigrette, etc. Most tasty.

nath said...

I have ever eat fettucini spicy tuna, and after that I fall in love with the tuna...:)
I added u on my blogroll, hope u will do the same,thx.. see ya!

BMK said...

Looks great! I think it was better with mixed greens as a salad too.

~Dana said...

Looks like the perfect healthy lunch!

Sara said...

I made this one and I loved it! I even bought wasabi for the occasion. I like your version!

Elra said...

Looks delicious. It has been such a long time since I made Tuna salad.

Claudia said...

In addition to getting me and my cast chubby on Outrageous Brownies, I want to thank you for your kind words and have sent you an award on my blog. It's a pleasure reading yours. And the excerpt to BY CANDLELIGHT is on - I don't keep them in the computer after publication. I could send you the exact address to the excerpt (it's lengthy) if you wish! Thanks for asking.