Korean BBQ Tuna Salad

Korean BBQ Tuna Salad
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  • Recipe Yield: 112


  • 10 lbs. 12 oz. (4, 43 oz. pouches) StarKist® Chunk Light Tuna in Water
  • ¼ cup cilantro, fresh, chopped
  • 2 cups Korean BBQ Sauce
  • 1 cup soy sauce, reduced sodium
  • 1 quart apple juice
  • 28 lbs. Romaine lettuce, shredded, EP
  • 9 lb. 5oz. cherry tomatoes
  • 19 lb., 12 oz. red cabbage, thinly sliced, EP
  • 1 quart + 1 cup onions, green, tops and bulbs
  • 7 lb. mozzarella cheese, light, shredded
  • 3 lb. 2 oz. Chow Mein noodles, crispy, purchased


  • Wash cilantro and dry with a clean paper towel. Chop fine using a chef’s knife on a cutting board. Measure required amount.
  • Combine BBQ sauce, soy sauce, apple juice & cilantro in a non-reactive bowl and whisk to blend. Add the tuna and mix gently to avoid breaking the chunks of tuna. Store in the refrigerator until time to assemble salads. (CCP: Hold at 41°F or lower)
  • Just before assembly, gently stir to distribute marinade throughout the mixture being careful not to break the tuna chunks.
  • Weigh required amount of precut romaine lettuce. Rinse under running water and drain well. (CCP: Hold at 41°F or lower)
  • Wash cherry tomatoes and drain in a colander. Cut tomatoes in half crosswise. (CCP: Hold at 41°F or lower)
  • Wash cabbage and drain in a colander. Cut into thin shreds with a chef’s knife on a cutting board.
  • Wash onions and drain. Slice thinly using both the bulbs and green tops.
  • Assemble each salad into an 8-inch clear hinged salad container as follows:
  • Fill each container with 3 cups chopped romaine
  • Top with ¼ cup sliced red cabbage, 6 cherry tomato halves, 2 oz. marinated tuna (#16 scoop), 1 oz. cheese (2 oz. spoodle or ¼ cup measure), ½ oz. (¼ cup) Chow Mein Noodles, 1 Tbsp. sliced green onions.
  • Cover salad container with the lid. Offer dressing on the side. (CCP: Hold at 41°F or lower)
Servings Per Container: Serving Size:
Amount Per Serving DV%*
Calories 222
Total Fat 5.6g
Saturated Fat 2.32g
Cholesterol 33.16mg
Sodium 720.63mg
Total Carbohydrate 22.91g
Dietary Fiber 7.84g
Protein 21.05g
Vitamin A 11046.96
Vitamin C 59.01mg
Calcium 88.67mg
Iron 2.97mg

*The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.