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Asian slaw and sweet chilli tuna

Make this quick and easy to prepare crunchy salad – perfect for the warm weather!

Recipe adapted from LiveLighter.  General healthy eating advice only.

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Asian slaw and sweet chilli tuna

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 3 minutes for cooking rice

Serves 2


  • 1 cup cabbage, finely shredded
  • 1 medium carrot, grated
  • 1 stalk celery, thinly sliced
  • 6 snow peas, thinly sliced
  • 1 apple, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup brown rice, cooked and cooled
  • 2 x 90g cans of tuna in sweet chilli sauce


To cook the rice:

  1. Place uncooked rice in a microwave safe container.
  2. Add 1 cup of water to the rice.
  3. Cover the container with a microwave safe lid.
  4. Microwave the rice at full power for 3 minutes.
  5. Let the rice cool.

To make the salad:

  1. Mix together vegetables, apple and rice.
  2. Stir through tuna just before serving.


  • Slice apple last to keep it fresh, or squeeze lemon juice on top to stop it from turning brown after slicing.
  • Experiment with different vegetables such as lettuce, baby spinach, capsicum or cucumber to mix up the flavours and textures and use up what you may have in your fridge.
  • For a vegetarian option, swap tuna with 4-bean mix.
  • For extra convenience or if you find vegetable preparation difficult, pre-shredded coleslaw packs are available at the supermarket in the fruit and vegetable section.
  • Spring seasonal vegetables used in the recipe: snow peas, carrot, zucchini.

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