Spicy wasabi tuna salad

Spicy Wasabi Tuna Salad

The concept of spicy food is pretty rare on a strict elimination diet. I created this Spicy Wasabi Tuna Salad as an experiment to use some wasabi powder I picked up on impulse one day. It has now become my favorite way to prepare canned tuna for lunch!

I bought the wasabi powder from my local Asian grocery store but you can also order some using the link below. Make sure to check the ingredients on any wasabi products you’re buying. I found that the powder was the only way to get “pure” wasabi. All of the pastes had corn products or other allergens in them. Or they were just horseradish, which is similar but not quite the same.

You’ll also need to check the tuna you buy. I realized that the kind I normally get has vegetable broth in it that’s made with peas, so it’s not legume free. Look at different brands and find the one that best fits your diet and your budget. This Spicy Wasabi Tuna Salad is meant to be a cheap and easy lunch so don’t go crazy on the tuna!

Use whatever plain yogurt fits your diet. At the beginning of your elimination diet your only options may be coconut or oat. Later you might be able to add soy, cashew, almond, or even plain diary yogurt. If you find that plain yogurt is too tart as compared to the traditional mayonnaise you can try to add a bit more sweetness to the yogurt. A little drizzle of honey or even just 1/2 tsp of plain sugar might help cut that flavor for you.

Is wasabi really that spicy?

Depends on your tastes and how much you use. This powdered wasabi smells really strong when you first open the bag but I didn’t think the flavor was that spicy. However, if you’ve been on a strict no nightshades elimination diet for a while your tolerance to heat is going to be much lower than you may be used to. The wasabi may give you quite a kick!

Use the following affiliate links to find powdered wasabi:

feel the heat!

Ingredients

  • 1 5oz can of tuna in water (check ingredients for hidden flavors that may be off limits)
  • 1/2 apple, small dice
  • 1/2 stalk celery, small dice
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • 2 tbsp plain yogurt of choice
  • 1/4 tsp wasabi powder
  • salt, black pepper, and dry parsley for sprinkling

Instructions

  1. stir the wasabi powder into the yogurt until dissolved
  2. mix all other ingredients
  3. sprinkle with salt, black pepper, and parsley to taste
  4. serve with the other half of that apple
Spicy wasabi tuna salad

Spicy Wasabi Tuna Salad

Prep Time 5 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 1 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 1 5 oz can of tuna in water check ingredients for hidden flavors that may be off limits
  • 1/2 apple small dice
  • 1/2 stalk celery small dice
  • 1 green onion chopped
  • 2 tbsp plain yogurt of choice
  • 1/4 tsp wasabi powder
  • salt black pepper, and dry parsley for sprinkling

Instructions
 

  • stir the wasabi powder into the yogurt until dissolved
  • mix all other ingredients
  • sprinkle with salt, black pepper, and parsley to taste
  • serve with the other half of that apple
Keyword citrus free, egg free, nightshade free recipes
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