Bronzed Tuna Salad Recipe

Tuna salad
submitted by sumit at


Preparation Time10 MinCooking Time10 Min
Ready In20 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexAverageCuisine
DishMain Ingredient
Interest Group


 Salt1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Onion powder3⁄4 Teaspoon
 Dry mustard3⁄4 Teaspoon
 Sweet paprika1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Garlic powder1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Black pepper1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Ground cumin1⁄2 Teaspoon
 White pepper1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Cayenne1⁄8 Teaspoon
 Pumpkin seeds1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Raw wheat germ1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Fresh tuna16 Ounce (2 Pieces Of 8 Ounce Each)
 Vegetable oil cooking spray1
 Nonfat cream cheese1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Nonfat cottage cheese1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Non-fat sour cream1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Evaporated skim milk5 Ounce (1 Can)
 Artificial sweetener2 Gram (2 Packet, 1 Gram Each)
 Chopped green cabbage2 Cup (32 tbs) (Finely Chopped)
 Thinly sliced green onions1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Finely chopped red bell pepper1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1703 Calories from Fat 536

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 61 g93.9%

Saturated Fat 19.4 g97%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 247.5 mg

Sodium 3440.1 mg143.3%

Total Carbohydrates 121 g40.3%

Dietary Fiber 15.7 g62.9%

Sugars 30.4 g

Protein 168 g335.1%

Vitamin A 279.4% Vitamin C 220.7%

Calcium 79.9% Iron 77.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Combine the seasoning mix ingredients in a small bowl.
Place a heavy 10-inch skillet, preferably nonstick, over high heat, and add the pumpkin seeds and wheat germ.
Toss and cook until the seeds and wheat germ start to brown, remove from heat and set aside.
Wipe the skillet clean and place it back over high heat to 400°, about 5 minutes.
While the skillet is heating, sprinkle each side of the tuna with a liberal 1/4 teaspoon of the seasoning mix.
When the skillet reaches 400°, spray it lightly with vegetable-oil spray.
Place the tuna in the skillet and cook until it turns a nice brown color, about 2 minutes on each side.
Remove the tuna from the skillet and set it aside to cool.
The tuna will be rare at this point, but out of the skillet it will continue to cook to medium in about 5 minutes.
Once the tuna has cooled, flake it into bite-size pieces and set it aside.
Place the cream cheese, cottage cheese, sour cream, and evaporated milk in a large bowl, add the remaining seasoning mix and, if desired, the artificial sweetener.
Whip to blend thoroughly.
Fold in the cabbage, green onions, bell peppers, reserved pumpkin seeds, and wheat germ.
Gently fold in the flaked tuna until well mixed.
Serve immediately.