Tuna and Radish Sprouts Salad

by smth good on June 24, 2011

in salads

Friday is a day full of promises. The promise of a great weekend to come, the promise of spending spare time with the loved ones or just the promise of sitting and doing nothing. I’ve never really liked making plans for the weekend. Let’s say I prefer to improvise. However, improvising or not, I always end up with people coming over, with us cooking, eating goodies and laughing, spending time with our friends. It might seem boring or tedious for some of you, but for us, it’s a way of weekending. It’s only lunch time on Friday and promises are floating in the air… Let’s enjoy them with a fresh and crunchy salad with tuna chunks (not flakes), radish sprouts and big lemon bites. Have a great weekend!

Serves 2, prep. time 25 minutes


  • 1 tuna can (chunks in water; approximately 180 grams)
  • 1 hard boiled egg
  • 8 -10 green salad leaves
  • 2 tomatoes
  • half of a long cucumber
  • 4 green onions
  • 4 tbsp red kidney beans (boiled or canned)
  • 4 tbsp Japanese radish sprouts
  • 6 tbsp classic vinaigrette
  • half of a lemon
  • freshly ground pepper

Prepare the ingredients:

- wash well the salad leaves and the radish sprouts and drain

- peel the hard boiled egg and sliced it

- slice the green onions, lengthwise

- cut the tomatoes and cucumber in large cubes

- open the tuna can and drain the juice

Place the salad leaves onto a serving plate. Add the tomatoes, cucumber, onion and egg. Add the tuna chunks. Add the kidney beans in the middle of the plate. Sprinkle the radish sprouts over. Grind some black pepper for extra taste and add the vinaigrette and lemon slices.

Even if it’s very hot outside, avoid using very cold products for the salad; tomatoes have no taste whatsoever if they are straight from the refrigerator. In order to have a tasty but refreshing salad, use the ingredients at room temperature and add well-chilled vinaigrette.

Serve immediately. Enjoy!

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Medeja June 24, 2011 at 11:41 am

Lovely salad! I like various tuna salads, I dont think I tried this one! Thank you :)


Jessica June 24, 2011 at 4:56 pm

Friday is officially the weekend! What a great way to start it off. Looks delicious!


Kate@Diethood June 25, 2011 at 4:33 am

Oh that salad… sooo soooo pretty!!! Happy Friday! :)


Eftychia June 26, 2011 at 1:31 pm

What a delicious salad! Perfect for summer!!


sarah June 27, 2011 at 3:34 am

Sounds like the perfect weekend every weekend! And a lovely summer salad to top it off!


Tiffany June 27, 2011 at 10:53 pm

This is JUST the type of dish that I like to eat in the summer! And your picture is stunning! :D


something_good June 28, 2011 at 3:52 pm

Thank you all for stopping by and for your nice words.


Nami @ Just One Cookbook July 7, 2011 at 6:14 am

I was happy to see Kaiware Daikon on top of your salad! It’s bitter, and it might not be for everyone…but I love the taste!! I love how you decorated your salad. Beautiful!


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