Quinoa and tuna salad

    25 min

    The perfect all-in-one salad. Quinoa, celery, onion and tuna is tossed with mayonnaise, wasabi powder, lemon juice and seasoning.

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    Serves: 2 

    • 85g uncooked quinoa
    • 250ml water
    • 4 tablespoons chopped celery
    • 4 tablespoons chopped onion
    • 4 tablespoons light mayonnaise
    • 1 teaspoon wasabi powder
    • 2 teaspoons lemon juice or to taste
    • salt and ground black pepper to taste
    • 1 (185g) tin tuna, drained

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Stir the quinoa and water together in a microwave-safe bowl. Cover; cook in the microwave on High until the water has been absorbed and the quinoa is tender, about 9 minutes. Uncover and place into the refrigerator to cool.
    2. Place the celery, onion and mayonnaise together in a bowl. Season with wasabi, lemon juice, salt and pepper; stir to mix. Fold in the tuna and chilled quinoa until evenly blended.

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    Great idea, Thank you! - It never occurred to me to mix Quinoa with Tuna. Also- make sure to rinse the Quinoa a few times before cooking to ensure there is no bitter taste. It has to do with a protective coating/residue called saponin.  -  09 Jul 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This is a great recipe to play with. I changed out several ingredients, except for the tuna, quinoa, lemon juice and mayonnaise. I didn't have any wasabi powder so I added grape tomatoes, shredded apple and carrots. I didn't have celery either so I used some celery seed, which was tasty. Then the best addition, I chopped a small handful of walnuts and threw that in. It all tasted wonderful together! I find that quinoa is becoming a staple in my kitchen and this is one more recipe I will add to my list.  -  11 May 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Awesome, delicious, imaginative, different, flavorful...the list of adjectives goes on. This is truly a great tuna salad recipe. I cooked the quinoa traditionally, boiling vs. microwave. Because hubby and I like bold flavor, doubled the wasabi and upped the lemon a little. Absolutely incredible...makes me want to play with chicken salad with a dash of wasabi...etc. Many kudos and thanks!!!  -  23 Jun 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)