Tuna Salad With Crunchy Ramen Noodles

Marvelous Munch
by Marvelous Munch
2 people
30 min

Tuna Salad with Crunchy Ramen Noodles or better named around the house as Val’s Tuna Salad. Salty, crunchy, and quick to make. Meals like this don’t get much better. This quick recipe only takes about 15 minutes to make which I have to say is part of the reason we make this so much! The last thing I want to do after a long day of anything I start up dinner in the kitchen.

We love to get fresh tuna when we can because the flavor really is so crisp. But, it’s not always available or the price is kinda high to splurge on all the time. So we try to get froze tuna when we see it and always keep it in the freezer for quick meals like this. Since tuna is very light it doesn’t take long to defrost. Now that we are working from home we can take the tuna steaks out of the freezer around lunch time and it be defrosted by the time we are ready to start cooking our Tuna Salad with Crunchy Ramen Noodles. Even if you forget, keep the tuna in a sealed plastic bag and immerse it in cool water for about 30 minutes. This usually does the trick. 

This Tuna Salad with Crunchy Ramen Noodles can be a tad on the salty side so beware! Sometimes salty can be a good thing. If you aren’t a fan of a little extra salt try the soy sauce with reduced sodium. The ramen noodles are essential to this dish however, so don’t skimp on those. Sure you can add tortilla strips or croutons but you want something that will absorb the sauce better. By breaking up the noodles and adding them to this dish, you get the perfect crunch in every bite.

If you’re reading this Tuna Salad with Crunchy Ramen Noodles recipe, I sure hope you have tried one of our other Tuna Steak recipes like our  Seared Tuna BowlsSushi Bowls, or  Tuna Ceviche Stuffed Fried Avocado. 

From our kitchen to yours, cheers!

Tuna Salad With Crunchy Ramen Noodles
Recipe details
  • 2  people
  • Prep time: 20 Minutes Cook time: 10 Minutes Total time: 30 min
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  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • 1 avocado
  • 2 carrots peeled or grated
  • 4 green onions chopped
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 6 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup water
Crunchy Salad
  • 2 ahi tuna fillets
  • 1 package ramen noodles
  • 4 cups green cabbage roughly chopped
  • 2 carrots peeled or grated
  • 2 broccoli crowns chopped
  • 4 green onions chopped
  • 1 lime
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
Spicy Mayo
  • ½ cup mayo
  • 1 tbsp sriracha
  • 3 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch pepper
  • 1 pinch paprika
Add all sauce ingredients into blender and blend until smooth. Remove from blender and let sit
Spicy Mayo
Add all mayo ingredients into a bowl and mix well
Crunchy Salad
Chop all veggies and add to a bowl
Break up dried ramen noodles into the bowl with the veggies. Trick: Take a knife and chop the dried noodles
In a skillet add sesame oil and heat over medium heat
Once pan is hot, add tuna and let cook 2 minutes on each side
Remove from pan onto cutting board and let rest
Juice lime over ramen salad and mix, then add about ¾ of the sauce you blended up before and mix carefully. Plate the Ramen Salad into wide shallow bowls
Slice the tuna and lay on top of the Ramen Salad
Drizzle the spicy mayo over the tuna and serve. Add additional sauce as needed
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