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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Spicy Tuna Roll Quinoa Salad

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Inspired by one of my favorite sushi rolls, this Spicy Tuna Roll Quinoa Salad makes the perfect quick & easy lunch idea...

Inspired by one of my favorite sushi rolls, this Spicy Tuna Roll Quinoa Salad makes the perfect quick & easy lunch idea.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of StarKist Selects E.V.O.O.®.  


With my youngest back at school 5 days a week now & the busiest time of the year for most of us food bloggers just around the corner, I am ready to get re-focused on some of my own personal goals that I want to accomplish before the end of the year. One of my biggest goals for this past year has been to work towards getting myself to a better & more healthier place physically. 

I have come a long way in the past few months- making my gym time & yoga practice a priority and making better choices when it comes to my daily diet- but I don't want to lose any of that progress as we head into the upcoming holiday season.

In addition to having a vitamin-packed green smoothie for breakfast most mornings of the week, I have also been focusing on creating healthier quick & easy lunch ideas. One of my go-to's for lunch at home or on the go is a filling quinoa salad. I usually make a big batch of quinoa at the beginning of each week so I can conveniently have it hand in the refrigerator. Sometimes I toss it with tuna, sliced cucumber, cherry tomatoes, & a light dressing, and sometimes I saute veggies to add to it & serve it warm.

But perhaps one of my new favorite ways to enjoy a quick & flavorful quinoa salad for lunch is with this super easy recipe I am sharing with you all today for my Spicy Tuna Roll Quinoa Salad...



Inspired by one of my favorite sushi rolls, this Spicy Tuna Roll Quinoa Salad makes the perfect quick & easy lunch idea.


This quinoa salad is inspired by one of my favorite sushi rolls- spicy tuna. I whipped up a quick & easy spicy dressing for this salad, and then tossed it with whole grain quinoa, crunchy cucumber, creamy avocado, & StarKist Selects E.V.O.O.® Yellowfin Tuna



Inspired by one of my favorite sushi rolls, this Spicy Tuna Roll Quinoa Salad makes the perfect quick & easy lunch idea.


Not only are StarKist Selects E.V.O.O.® Pouches easy & convenient, but they are also happen to be packed in cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil giving their tuna & salmon a rich, yellow mellow flavor and an incredibly tender texture. I just love how versatile these pouches are as a base for some of my favorite quick & simple lunch ideas. Naturally rich in Omega 3s, StarKist Selects E.V.O.O.® Pouches are also the perfect addition to your Keto, Paleo, or Mediterranean diet.


Inspired by one of my favorite sushi rolls, this Spicy Tuna Roll Quinoa Salad makes the perfect quick & easy lunch idea.


This Spicy Tuna Roll Quinoa Salad is the perfect lunchtime solution for when I am working at home to meet a deadline for an upcoming project, and I happen to be short on time. I can still enjoy a quick & easy to make lunch without sacrificing flavor or having to momentarily sidestep my healthier eating habits.

And can I tell you all a little secret really quickly- this quinoa salad does taste exactly like a spicy tuna roll from your favorite sushi joint! ;)


Inspired by one of my favorite sushi rolls, this Spicy Tuna Roll Quinoa Salad makes the perfect quick & easy lunch idea.


What are some of your favorite ways to use StarKist Selects E.V.O.O.® Pouches in quick & easy lunch ideas?



Yield: Serves 1
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Spicy Tuna Roll Quinoa Salad

prep time: 15 min cook time: 0 total time: 15 min

ingredients:

For the dressing
  • 1 tbsp  reduced fat mayonnaise 
  • 1 tsp sriracha sauce
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
For the quinoa salad

instructions:

How to cook Spicy Tuna Roll Quinoa Salad

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, sriracha sauce, sesame oil, & lemon juice until well blended. Set aside.
  2. In another bowl, combine the quinoa, tuna, cucumber, & avocado. Toss with the spicy dressing. Top with black sesame seeds before serving, if desired. 
  3. Enjoy immediately, or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. 
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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of StarKist Selects E.V.O.O.®.