Updated: Sep 26, 2021
My elder son is living and working in Tokyo at the moment and he sent me this recipe which has become his "go to" regular salad. It's easy to make - only 5 ingredients - tomato, onion, canned tuna, celery and a sheet of nori. The seasoning is equally simple - soy sauce and mirin. The only minor "faff" is taking a little time to steep the raw onion in water, which you change once or twice during the process , to remove the onion's sharpness.
A little slicing, a little mixing and hey presto, your simple Japanese salad is ready! 5 ingredients and ready in 15 mins - you have no excuse!
Oh, I forgot the part about it being healthy and nourishing too!
If you'd like to put this salad to work on your kitchen table, the recipe is below or you can find the youtube tutorial by clicking Japanese tuna and red onion salad or scroll down to the bottom of the page.
Japanese tuna and red onion salad
(makes 2 servings)
1/2 red onion
1 stalk celery
1 tuna tin (in oil, 140g net)
1.5 tbsp soy sauce
1/2 tbsp rice vinegar
1/2 sheet of nori, shredded
thinly slice the red onion, soak in water for 5 mins in a bowl, change the water a couple of times, so the onion doesn’t taste bitter and squeeze out the excess water before adding to the salad
thinly slice the celery & tomato
drain the excess oil from the tuna tin, put it in a bowl and break into pieces, add the sliced celery & onion and mix well - that's it!
happy cooking! kurumi XXXX.