Bitter Melon and Tuna Salad with Spicy Mayonnaise

Bitter Melon and Tuna Salad with Spicy Mayonnaise

A bitter melon and canned tuna salad with an ethnic flavor. This salad is a variation on another recipe for Bitter Melon and Crispy Pork With Spicy Mayonnaise.

Ingredients: 2 to 3 servings

Canned tuna
1 can (80 g)
Bitter melon
1/2 to 1 depending on the size
1/2 small
〇 Sweet chili sauce
1 1/2 tablespoons
〇 Mayonnaise
1 1/2 tablespoons
〇 Fish sauce
1/2 tablespoon
〇 Ponzu
1/2 tablespoon


1. Mix the ingredients marked 〇 together.
2. Take the seeds out of the bitter melon and slice thinly. Massage with a little bit of salt in a pan. Add enough water to cover, bring to a boil and cook for 30 seconds. Drain and immediately transfer to a bowl of ice water to crisp up the slices.
3. Drain and squeeze out the bitter melon very well and add to the bowl from Step 1. Add the thinly sliced onion and drained tuna also and mix well. You can add some tomato too if you like. If it's too salty, add a bit of lemon juice.

Story Behind this Recipe

One Cookpad user called Setsubunhijiki had uploaded a recipe for "Bitter Melon and Crispy Pork With Spicy Mayonnaise" which was really delicious so I rearranged it a bit and added my own touches. I used sweet chili sauce plus mayonnaise to make it simple. The ponzu sauce really brings the flavors together.