Say “hello” to my new little Asian-tuna-salad friend!

A few days ago I tried a combo of Youtube Victoria’s Secret workouts that literally made me feel like I was going to die–so NOT worth the Abs of Steel. After that, as is always customary in straightupbananas world, I could not help but daydream about what I was going to put in my gob after I finished cooling down and re-hydrating myself. As my legs were literally wobbling like jelly underneath me, I decided to ensue upon the quest of cooking something quick, filling, and easy and thus the Asian Tuna Salad was born. So here’s my easy, quick, and healthy salad recipe.


  • Chopped dill
  • chopped coriander
  • chili flakes
  • dark soy sauce
  • lemon
  • can of  tuna in water/brine
  • segmented orange/orange zest
  • spring onions
  • lettuce (or any other crunchy greens you have on hand)
  • sesame oil/ olive oil
  • squidge of honey


This salad should hardly be called cooking at all. First let’s make the dressing, shall we? For the dressing, mix the 4 tablespoons of sesame oil (olive oil works just fine if you’ve got none on hand), honey, soy sauce, chili flakes, orange zest, and lemon in a bowl and taste–you want the dressing to be salty, sweet, and a bit spicy. Good. Now let’s get that bowl out of the way.

Now that you’ve got the dressing for the salad done, drain the tuna well. Rip up the lettuce into the serving plate, top with chopped dill and coriander, orange segments, and chopped spring onions. Reserving  a few tsp’s of the dressing, pour the rest on the lettuce and toss. Then, top the entire salad with the canned-tuna meat and pour the remaining dressing on top. The reason I didn’t just add the tuna and toss the whole thing was for pure aesthetic purposes–I wanted the tuna to hold its shape a bit and not turn into a pureed-tuna salad, if you can’t be bothered, then by all means…eat your ugly salad.

You are now good to go. The entire salad took me less than 5 minutes to put together and it tasted oh so good. I wasn’t kidding when I said it was a quick AND easy salad recipe, was I?

Go straight-up bananas and try this recipe. Please let me know how it went, I would love to hear from you!

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