Canned tuna, chilies, green onion, sesame oil and a spicy mayo on top of lettuce leaves turns this into a great appetizer or even a light meal. My family said, 'It's so good you can't tell it's canned tuna.'

Gallery

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
Advertisement

Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Spicy Mayo:

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Make the spicy mayo by mixing the sriracha, mayo and Asian red chili paste together; refrigerate to chill.

    Advertisement
  • Empty drained tuna into a large bowl. Break up tuna into large chunks.

  • Add 2/3 of the green onions to the tuna; reserve the rest for garnish.

  • Add the jalapeno, red bell pepper, red onion, shredded carrot, Thai basil and cilantro to the tuna and gently mix together, being careful not to break the tuna apart too much.

  • In a small bowl whisk together lime juice, sesame oil, Asian chili paste, sesame seeds, sugar, garlic, salt, and pepper. Pour dressing over tuna and mix carefully.

  • Spoon tuna mixture onto lettuce leaves and top with Spicy Mayo and reserved green onions.

  • Garnish with cilantro or Thai basil if you like.

Cook's Notes:

Use Thai chilies instead of jalapeno for a bit more authentic spicy flavor.

4 servings for meal / 8 servings for an appetizer

Nutrition Facts

242 calories; protein 26.8g 54% DV; carbohydrates 14.6g 5% DV; fat 7.7g 12% DV; cholesterol 48.3mg 16% DV; sodium 1250mg 50% DV. Full Nutrition
Advertisement

Reviews (5)

Read More Reviews

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/18/2019
I thought I had reviewed this before. This is excellent! I followed the directions and can not think of a change I could or would make. For those who do not like heat,you could cut back on the Jalapeno,but I love spice and heat. Read More
(1)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/30/2019
both my husband i found it dry.. I added much more mayo and that helped. I might try adding more lime juice next time. Read More
5 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/18/2019
I thought I had reviewed this before. This is excellent! I followed the directions and can not think of a change I could or would make. For those who do not like heat,you could cut back on the Jalapeno,but I love spice and heat. Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
10/15/2017
Made it twice now and it's fantastic! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2019
Super easy to make - quick the only thing I did was adjust the chili paste. Personal preference of not as spicy. DEF making again Read More
Advertisement
Rating: 3 stars
08/29/2019
both my husband i found it dry.. I added much more mayo and that helped. I might try adding more lime juice next time. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/12/2018
Flavour is great and the Tuna is perfect to pre-prep and have it for lunches. Read More
Advertisement