Asian "Tuna" Salad (VEGAN)

Asian “Tuna” Salad (Vegan)

Asian “Tuna” Salad doesn’t sound like a vegan recipe, but  it is.  The “fishless” tuna that I used for this recipe was Loma Linda Sesame Ginger Fishless Tuna.  I purchased this product as part of my pre-vegan shopping trip.  I wanted to make sure my pantry contained some simple ingredients that I could use to put together simple meals on nights when life is crazy.  Anyone who regularly visits my site knows that I love to make salads in mason jars for lunch.    Since I’m eating vegan this month, it seemed like a logical choice for an Asian inspired salad.Asian "Tuna" Salad (VEGAN)

I shared this salad with my friend, Vicki, who said that it was good.  She said it had the right texture for tuna, but because of all of the flavors, in the Sesame Ginger Fishless Tuna, it didn’t really taste like tuna.    Regardless of this, we both liked this salad, and I plan to make it again.

Asian "Tuna" Salad (VEGAN)Of course, both of us have used meat substitutes before to save money on groceries when times were hard.  Have you ever tried meat substitutes?  Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

Asian "Tuna" Salad (VEGAN)Give our Recipe for Vegan Asian “Tuna” Salad a try and let us know what you think by leaving a comment below.Asian "Tuna" Salad (VEGAN)

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Asian "Tuna" Salad (Vegan)
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Recipe type: Entree Salad
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Serves: 2
 
This is another of my salad in a jar recipes. This one is Asian inspired and vegan. The combination of flavors is delicious, and even my carnivorous husband enjoyed it. Cook's Note: You don't have to assemble this salad in a jar. It can be assembled in reverse order on a plate, too. If you're a carnivore, don't turn up your nose at this recipe. The fishless tuna was surprisingly delicious. If you prefer, substitute an Asian inspired tuna pouch in place of the fishless tuna. The total cost of this recipe is $3.69 or $1.85 for each quart sized salad.
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup vegan friendly Asian sesame dressing ($0.23)
  • ¼ cup carrot julienne ($0.14)
  • 1 large stalk celery, chopped ($0.10)
  • 8 radishes, cut in half and sliced ($0.58)
  • 1 (3 ounce) pouch of Loma Linda Sesame Ginger Fishless Tuna ($1.55)
  • 6 green onions, thinly sliced ($0.29)
  • 1 small romaine heart sliced, or torn, into bite sized pieces.($0.80)
  • Chow Mein Noodles for serving (optional)
Instructions
  1. Put two tablespoons of Asian Sesame dressing into the bottom of two wide mouth, quart size, mason jars.
  2. Add two tablespoons carrots to the bottom of each jar.
  3. Layer half of the chopped celery on top of carrot in each jar
  4. Arrange ½ of the sliced radishes on top of celery in each jar..
  5. Place half of the fishless tuna on to of the radishes in each jar.
  6. Arrange half of the green onions on top of the fishless tuna.
  7. Fill up the remaining space in the jar with lettuce and put lid on jar.
  8. Store in the refrigerator until serving time.
  9. Transport in a lunch box with an ice pack, or frozen water bottle.
  10. I like to pour my salad onto a plate before eating.
  11. Sprinkle the top with crunchy chow mein noodles, if desired.

Asian Tuna Salad (Vegan)

Nutrition information is for on half of the recipe made as above without the dried chow mein noodles.  This means you get to eat a quart of salad for only 223 calories.  The fact that this quart of salad only costs $1.85 is an added benefit.

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 223
% Daily Value
Total Fat 10.6g
13%
Saturated Fat 1g
5%
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 691mg
27%
Total Carbohydrates 28.8g
10%
Dietary Fiber 3.9g
13%
Sugars 14.8g
Protein 9.0g
Vitamin D 0%
Potassium 24%
Calcium 26%
Iron 5%

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