Sweet & Spicy Asian Tuna Salad, with Quinoa

This no-cook, low fat, Asian-inspired salad will become your go-to, healthy lunch! I love that I can eat the whole, delicious bowl on Weight Watchers Simple Start without counting points!

If you are counting points, the whole salad will only cost you 6 PointsPlus!

Weight Watchers Simple Start Asian Tuna Salad, 6 PointsPlus - from ornabakes.com

 

Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) is one of the healthiest, high-protein ancient grains. It can be a bit of a pain to make, so now that Trader Joe’s has a ready-cooked, frozen version, it’s a great time to try it!

Trader Joe's Fully Cooked Quinoa

 

I LOVE the single serve pouches of StarKist Tuna Creations, Sweet & Spicy (2 Weight Watchers PointsPlus). Delish on a bed of lettuce with any Asian dressing, or even with Kraft Fat Free Thousand Island Dressing.

Starkist Tuna Creations Sweet and Spicy

 

Substitute any chunk light tuna in water, or salmon in water, if you’re doing Weight Watchers Simple Start (or Simply Filling) to keep it all Weight Watchers Power Foods. (Though I think it’s a worthy 2 PointsPlus!)

– or –

Change it up with Trader Joe’s Organic Marinated Teriyaki Tofu in place of the tuna!

Organic Baked Tofu Teriyaki Flavor

 

– or –

Cut up a Dr. Praeger’s Asian Veggie Burger (3 PointsPlus)

I found these awesome burgers at Whole Foods Market, but you can check availability or order them online >>

Dr. Praegers Asian Veggie Burgers

 

If you can’t find Broccoli Slaw, any cole slaw mix will do.

I’m a huge fan of Trader Ming’s Fat Free Sesame Soy Ginger Vinaigrette, but any low calorie Asian-style dressing will work!

Trader Ming's Sesame Soy GInger Vinaigrette

1 PointsPlus for 2 tablespoons (or zero points on Weight Watchers Simple Start or Simply Filling)

 

My other fav is Litehouse Toasted Sesame Ginger Dressing, which I found at Ralph’s Market with the refrigerated dressings.

Click here for the Litehouse Foods Store Locator >>

(I’m thinking Trader Joe’s might just have re-bottled this exact dressing and slapped a Trader Ming’s Label on it!)

Litehouse Toasted Sesame Ginger Dressing

1 PointsPlus for 2 tablespoons (or zero points on Weight Watchers Simple Start or Simply Filling)

 

What’s your favorite low calorie Asian Dressing?

 

Sweet & Spicy Asian Tuna Salad, with Quinoa
Serves 1
6 Weight Watchers PointsPlus for the whole salad.
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436 calories
68 g
20 g
7 g
26 g
1 g
227 g
58 g
2 g
0 g
5 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
227g
Servings
1
Amount Per Serving
Calories 436
Calories from Fat 65
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g
11%
Saturated Fat 1g
6%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 20mg
7%
Sodium 58mg
2%
Total Carbohydrates 68g
23%
Dietary Fiber 10g
39%
Sugars 2g
Protein 26g
Vitamin A
11%
Vitamin C
127%
Calcium
10%
Iron
39%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup cooked quinoa (3 PointsPlus)
  2. 3 oz broccoli slaw (mix of broccoli, carrots and red cabbage)
  3. 2 tablespoons Fat Free Sesame Soy Ginger Vinaigrette (1 PointsPlus)
  4. 2 oz StarKist Tuna Creations, Sweet & Spicy, drained (2 PointsPlus)
  5. splash of low sodium soy sauce
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients.
  2. Enjoy!
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Orna Purkin is the creator of OrnaBakes—where healthy meets yummy. As a former Weight Watchers Leader and Ambassador, her passion is to inspire others with her healthy recipes, favorite food finds, and weight-loss tips — with the odd confession here and there!

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  1. Just made this delicious dish! Fun ingredients to put all together. Was a little too “light” for me so I added some crumbled tortilla chips and it did the trick! My mom loved it too. 🙂

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    • Great idea adding extra crunch with tortilla chips! Glad you liked it! 🙂

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