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Spicy Wasabi Ginger Tuna Salad

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Well, I can’t say I ever thought I’d be blogging about a freaking tuna sandwich, but here I am.

In a recent conversation with friends, it was mentioned that coming up with exciting lunches to bring to work was an issue. Despite the fact that I work from home and have plenty options right in front of me, I couldn’t agree more.

For those who leave home to go to work, lunch prep is something to consider and let’s be real: lunch prep can be a huge drag. In fact, it deters most people from even bothering to bring their own lunch. 

On the flip side, for those working from home, you don’t need to worry so much about prep but it can be a struggle to decide when to step away from work and allow yourself some lunch at all. I’m constantly putting lunch off in order to finish tasks and, before I know it, I’m either too hungry to make an actual meal and resort to snacking or it’s 3:30pm and time to start contemplating dinner. #FirstWorldProblems, I know — but it’s a thing.

So, I’ve made it my mission to include more lunch friendly options on the blog and, as a result, I’m blogging about a flippin’ tuna sandwich. BUT IT’S AN EXCITING ONE. You might be thinking, “Whoa! Bold flavors, Batman!” Well, yes. But it’s a nice change from the usual tuna sandwich, so calm down.

It takes ten minutes to prepare and it will give you a healthy dose of protein to refuel you for the afternoon.

If you’re avoiding carbs, this tuna salad is fantastic on it’s own or stuffed into lettuce cups. In either of these cases, simply double the tuna mixture recipe.

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Spicy Wasabi Ginger Tuna Salad

This tuna salad boasts big flavors with Sriracha, ginger, wasabi and soy sauce. Delicious between bread, on it's own or stuffed into lettuce cups.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Author Killing Thyme

Ingredients

  • 2 slices of whole grain bread
  • 2.5 oz canned wild albacore tuna sustainably pole and line caught
  • 2 tablespoons of diced cucumber
  • 1 tablespoon of thinly sliced scallion approx. 1/2 scallion
  • 1 teaspoon Kikkoman soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon plain Greek yogurt or 1 tablespoon smashed avocado
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon wasabi paste
  • Bibb lettuce optional,

Instructions

  • In a medium-sized bowl, mix everything from the tuna through to the wasabi paste. Stir well until everything is combined.
  • Evenly spread the mixture onto slice of bread, add Bibb lettuce (optional) and top with other slice of bread.
  • NOTE: This salad is also delicious on it's own it you're avoiding carbs, and it makes for a fantastic lettuce cup filling.

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