Asian Avocado Tuna Salad Grain Bowl with Honey Miso Dressing
This fresh, lightened up Asian Avocado Tuna Salad is finished with a silky honey miso dressing and it’s ridiculously delicious! Quick and easy to prepare, plus packed with flavor and nutrients (NO MAYO!), this grain salad will be your new favorite lunch, or it’s perfect as a light, healthy dinner! Tuna salad has never looked so good!
Make the dressing*: In a small bowl, whisk together miso, vinegar, ginger, honey, sesame oil and pinch of salt. Slowly whisk in oil. Taste and add salt, pepper and additional tablespoon of oil as desired*. Set aside.
Prep the salad: In a large bowl, gently toss together the lettuce, avocado, cucumber, scallions, jalapeno and cilantro. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper.
To serve: Arrange the rice in the bottom of serving bowls. Arrange the salad on top of the rice. Use a fork to gently lift the tuna out of the can (making sure to keep the chunks of tuna intact, but leaving most of the oil behind in the can) and arrange it on top of the salad. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and drizzle with dressing. Enjoy!
The recipe below calls for neutral oil to make the dressing. You can use any neutral oil you would like, such as vegetable, corn or grapeseed. Make sure you do not use a flavored oil, such as olive oil, or it will overpower the dressing.
Always make sure you taste and adjust recipes with salt and pepper to suit your own taste buds! This especially applies to the dressing. Make sure you prepare the dressing according to the recipe instructions and then adjust with salt and pepper to taste. As well, if a thinner, weaker dressing is desired, you can whisk in more oil, 1 tablespoon at a time. The dressing can be made up to 5 days in advance and stored, covered in the refrigerator. Make sure to give it a good whisk or shake before using.
While the recipe below calls for forbidden black rice, you can absolutely substitute brown or wild rice if desired. To keep things super quick and easy, I like to make the rice in advance and keep it stored in a container with a tight fitted lid in the refrigerator. That way I can make this Asian Avocado Tuna Salad in a flash whenever a craving strikes… which is on the daily!
This grain salad is easily customizable with whatever add-ins, or toppings, your heart desires! Some of my favorites are: shredded carrots, shelled edamame, microgreens and seaweed salad.