Thai Tuna Salad Recipe -
Thai Tuna Salad Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Thai Tuna Salad

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"Fresh tuna salad with tomatoes, onion, garlic and coriander (cilantro)."

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  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    5 mins

    35 mins


  1. In a small bowl, mix together fish sauce, lime juice, and honey. Place tuna in a large, plastic, resealable bag, and pour fish sauce mixture over the tuna. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a wok over high heat. When the oil is very hot, almost smoking, place 1/2 tuna in pan; cook and stir for 1 minute, or until desired doneness. Transfer cooked fish to a large bowl. Repeat with remaining oil and tuna.
  3. Toss warm fish with tomatoes, green onion, red chile pepper, cilantro, and basil. Serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 12, 2005

Outstanding, an excellent fresh, tasty salad. Use a combination of red, orange, and yellow tomatoes for a visually stunning presentation. The combination of fresh cilantro, basil, green onion, chilis, and tomato makes for a fresh, vibrant look and taste. Sear the tuna in a very hot skillet or wok, and turn with tongs to sear both sides for maximum flaor.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 20, 2013

The fish turned out very well, we really enjoyed the marinade. The cilantro was a bit overwhelming in this one.

Nov 27, 2007

Really really good -way better than it looks like it's gonna be!! And I even used cheap canned tuna! I also added a touch more honey to the dressing, a bit of chile paste, some frozen peas, cashews and served over mixed greens. Yummy, inexpensive and healthy!!

Apr 17, 2008

Be sure to chop the tuna into fairly small pieces, less than 1".

Sep 26, 2008

I added additional lime juice and zest to counter the fishiness.I also added chopped lemon grass and dried pepper flakes for some additional heat. Outcome was excellent.

Sep 11, 2005

THIS is a recipe that you will cook over and over again- basic but with flair and loads of flavor. What a crisp, zingy change from bland American canned tuna salad. The seasonings are just right, and guests loved this dish and have asked me for the recipe. Try it!

Dec 16, 2009

My tip: drain the sauce before searing and pat dry tuna with paper towel to aid searing. Add 2 TSP of corn starch to sauce and reapply sauce to tuna after searing.

Jan 26, 2007

very simple to make and good (and colourful) to eat even if the sauce smells kinda funny while cooking


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  • Calories
  • 246 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 10.7 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 58 mg
  • 19%
  • Fat
  • 8.4 g
  • 13%
  • Fiber
  • 1.7 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 31.6 g
  • 63%
  • Sodium
  • 604 mg
  • 24%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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