Tuna & ginger noodle salad


Tuna & ginger noodle salad

Photography by Steve Brown


This delicious Asian-style noodle salad is low in fat but high in omega 3s.

Preparation Time

10 minutes

Cooking Time

10 minutes

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 3 (about 400g) tuna steaks
  • 2 tsp finely grated fresh ginger
  • 80ml (1/3 cup) mirin (rice wine)
  • 2 tbs fresh lime juice
  • 1 tbs salt-reduced soy sauce
  • 150g dried soba noodles
  • 150g snow peas, ends trimmed
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • Pinch of caster sugar
  • Olive oil spray
  • 2 tbs pickled ginger, thinly sliced
  • 75g baby spinach leaves
  • Fresh coriander leaves, to garnish


  1. Place tuna in bowl. Combine the fresh ginger and half the mirin, lime juice and soy sauce in a bowl. Pour over tuna. Place in the fridge for 20 minutes to marinate.
  2. Cook the noodles following packet directions, adding the snow peas in the last 2 minutes of cooking. Drain. Place in a bowl. Add half the oil and toss to coat.
  3. Combine sugar, remaining mirin, lime juice, soy sauce and oil in a screw-top jar.
  4. Spray a non-stick frying pan with olive oil spray. Place over high heat. Cook tuna for 1-2 minutes each side for medium or until cooked to your liking. Thinly slice.
  5. Stir the pickled ginger, spinach and half the dressing into the noodle mixture. Divide among serving bowls. Top with tuna and coriander. Drizzle over the remaining dressing to serve.


  • Note: If mirin is unavailable, use sake or dry sherry instead.
  • Prep: 10 mins (+ 20 mins marinating time)



Good Taste – September 2006

Good Taste – September 2006, Page 52
Recipe by Chrissy Freer

Nutritional information

This information is per serve.

Protein Dietary Fibre
32.00g 3.00g
Fat Total Energy
7.50g 1415kJ
Fat Saturated Sodium
Carbohydrate Total Cholesterol
Carbohydrate Sugars

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