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Sweet & Spicy Asian Tuna Salad, with Quinoa

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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


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

6 Weight Watchers PointsPlus for the whole salad.
Servings 1


  • ½ cup cooked quinoa 3 PointsPlus
  • 3 oz broccoli slaw mix of broccoli, carrots and red cabbage
  • 2 tablespoons Fat Free Sesame Soy Ginger Vinaigrette 1 PointsPlus
  • 2 oz StarKist Tuna Creations Sweet & Spicy, drained (2 PointsPlus)
  • splash of low sodium soy sauce


  • Combine all ingredients.
  • Enjoy!

Click here for Light Asian Broccoli Slaw & Quinoa Salad (with cranberries and almonds) >>

Click here for Trader Joe’s Shopping List (with Weight Watchers Power Foods and PointsPlus values) >>

Click here for Why Weight Watchers Simple Start Works >>

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2 Responses

  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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