Low-Carb Tuna Salad With Peanut Dressing

A convenient, high-protein pantry staple, canned tuna can get repetitive and boring with mayonnaise as its main sidekick. Instead, try Uproot Kitchen’s tuna salad, which uses a nutty, sweet sesame-peanut dressing. To add this healthy green meal to your lunchtime rotation, simply pack the salad and dressing in separate airtight containers.

Ingredients for servings

    Sesame Peanut Dressing

  • 0.25 cup avocado oil or other neutral oil

  • 0.25 cup water

  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar

  • 1.5 tablespoon peanut butter

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 0.5 teaspoon sesame oil

  • 0.5 teaspoon tamari or soy sauce certified gluten-free if necessary

  • 0.25 teaspoon maple syrup

  • Pinch of salt

  • Supergreen Tuna Salad

  • 1 can albacore tuna drained

  • 4 cup salad greens

  • 2 cup thinly sliced Napa cabbage

  • 0.5 cup thinly sliced English cucumber

  • 0.33333333333 cup thinly sliced red onion

  • 2 green onions chopped

  • 0.25 cup unsalted roasted peanuts

  • Sesame seeds to taste


  • In a blender or food processor, combine the ingredients for salad dressing. It makes 6 ounces.

  • In a bowl, flake the tuna, and combine it with a third of the salad dressing (1/4 cup)*. If the tuna is unsalted, add 1/4 teaspoon salt as well. Set aside to marinate for 10 minutes.

  • In a salad bowl, combine the salad greens, cabbage, cucumber, red onion, green onions and peanuts.

  • Toss in the marinated tuna. Add the remaining dressing to taste, and divide between 2 plates. Garnish with sesame seeds.

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