Spicy Tuna Salad

Spicy Tuna Salad

I had a long and lazy Memorial Day weekend, punctuated only by a brief outing across the bridge from Vancouver to the Portland side of the Columbia River for lunch one day.  The days were fairly cool, but I did get some sunshine on Monday.  I want to keep the three-day weekend vibe going all week long, so decided a picnic at my desk was in order – thus, spicy tuna salad (a recipe for the potato salad that accompanies this will be on the blog later this week).

I’m a huge fan of spicy tuna rolls, but also much too lazy right now to roll my own sushi, much less make sushi rice.  I decided instead to go with canned tuna and spice it up with some siracha and sesame oil.  Otherwise, this is a fairly standard tuna salad – a little celery and a little mayo finishes it up.  I’m keeping all the other parts separate to serve at my desk on Tuesday: a piece of pita bread and a couple of lettuce leaves.

spicy tuna siracha and sesame oil

Spicy Tuna Salad
Serves 2

1 can tuna, drained
1 stalk celery, finely chopped
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
2 teaspoons Siracha
1 teaspoon sesame oil

Combine all ingredients in a small bowl.  Serve in either pita pockets or on romaine lettuce leaves.

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