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Ahi Tuna Salad

Ahi Salad with Cucumber Ribbons, Pickled Onions, and Dill


Refreshing Ahi Salad with cucumber ribbons, pickled onions, dill and mustard seed dressing – a simple healthy tuna salad recipe that is low-carb, gluten free, and paleo.


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  1. In a small pot or saute pan, bring vinegar, sugar, salt, pepper, mustard seeds, star anise to a boil. Add the finely sliced red onion. Simmer two minutes and chill in the fridge 20 minutes or until cold (you can do this the day before).
  2. When ready to serve, thinly slice the cucumber with a vegetable peeler or mandolin. Slice one side ( laying it down on a counter, peeling towards you, then flip over and slice the other side. Discard the seedy middle section. Place cucumber ribbons in a bowl. Top with half the dill and mix.
  3. Cut the ahi, slicing ¼ inch thick, bite size pieces, cutting across or against the grain, then toss with the onions and pickling liquid ( make sure you’ve waited until it’s cold, and fish out the star anise pod) and toss to coat.
  4. Pour the ahi-onion and liquid over the cucumber ribbons, gently tossing. Using tongs divide and arrange among bowls. Garnish with fresh dill and a drizzle of olive oil ( optional).


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 197
  • Sugar: 13.5 g
  • Sodium: 609.2 mg
  • Fat: 8.1 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 15.7 g
  • Fiber: 0.8 g
  • Protein: 14.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 22.2 mg

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