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Zesty Thai Tuna or Chicken Salad:
A Fresh and Flavorful Experience

This delicious salad takes inspiration from traditional Thai cuisine and adds a contemporary twist with the use of canned tuna or chicken breast. The dish gets an extra kick from SDSauce Original Thai Hot Sauce, which enhances the flavors and adds a touch of heat.

History: This Thai-inspired salad has its roots in the vibrant and diverse culinary landscape of Thailand, where fresh salads and vegetable dishes play an essential role in the local diet. Thai cuisine is renowned for its bold flavors, aromatic spices, and the perfect balance of sweet, sour, salty, and spicy notes. The Spicy Thai Tuna or Chicken Salad captures the essence of these culinary traditions while adapting the recipe to suit modern tastes and lifestyles.


  • 1 large can of chunk tuna or chicken breast, drained

  • ½ medium-sized red onion, thinly sliced

  • 1 tbsp chopped scallion

  • 1 tbsp fresh mint leaves, chopped

  • 1 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped

  • 1/4 cup of celery, chopped

  • 1 tbsp lemongrass stalk, chopped

  • 1 kaffir lime leaf, thinly sliced

  • 2-3 tbsp SDSauce Original Thai Hot Sauce, or to taste

  • 10-12 fresh romaine lettuce leaves, washed and dried ​ ​​


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the drained chunk tuna or chicken breast with the thinly sliced red onion, chopped scallion, mint leaves, cilantro, celery, lemongrass, and kaffir lime leaf.

  2. Add 2-3 tablespoons of SDSauce Original Thai Hot Sauce to the bowl, adjusting the amount according to your desired spice level.

  3. Mix well to ensure all ingredients are evenly coated with the sauce.

  4. Arrange the washed and dried romaine lettuce leaves on a serving platter or individual plates.

  5. Spoon the spicy Thai tuna or chicken salad mixture onto the romaine leaves, evenly distributing the mixture between the leaves.

  6. Serve immediately and enjoy your Spicy Thai Tuna or Chicken Salad with a kick of SDSauce Original Thai Hot Sauce!

Tips for the Perfect Spicy Thai Tuna or Chicken Salad:

  1. Use high-quality canned tuna or chicken: For best results, choose a high-quality canned tuna or chicken that is packed in water rather than oil. This will ensure a clean and fresh taste that complements the other ingredients in the salad.

  2. Adjust the heat to your preference: The SDSauce Original Thai Hot Sauce adds a fantastic kick to the salad, but feel free to adjust the amount according to your personal taste. If you prefer a milder salad, use less hot sauce or opt for a milder version.

  3. Prepare the ingredients in advance: To save time, you can prepare the vegetables and herbs in advance and store them in the refrigerator. When you're ready to assemble the salad, simply drain the canned tuna or chicken and mix everything together.

  4. Let the flavors meld: For the best taste experience, let the salad sit for at least 15-20 minutes before serving. This will allow the flavors to meld together and create a more harmonious taste profile.

  5. Get creative with presentation: Instead of using romaine lettuce leaves, you can also serve the Spicy Thai Tuna or Chicken Salad in endive leaves, radicchio cups, or even in hollowed-out cucumber boats for a fun and unique presentation.

Enjoy the refreshing taste of Spicy Thai Tuna or Chicken Salad, a dish that brings together the best of Thai flavors in a simple yet delightful way.

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