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Yummy Japanese “Potato Salad” (Vegetarian)

“Japanese Potato Salad” is a mix of mashed potato, mayonnaise and fresh vegetables. To make the vegetables tender and easy to eat, I knead well with salt or soak in water. This allows us to keep more nutrition in the vegetables than if we boiled them.

In Japan, potato salad is a very common homemade dish and very popular. There are many recipes which vary slightly depending on family traditions. We eat potato salad as a salad and also sometimes in sandwiches.

You can mash the potatoes however you like. If you like chunky potato, please don’t mash too much. And also you can add more potato, or reduce the mayonnaise, to taste. Enjoy!


{Ingredients (servings 3)}

2 large Potatoes

1 Carrot

1 small Cucumber

1 small Onion

6-7 Tbsp. Mayonnaise

1 Tbsp. Salt

½ tsp. Black Pepper

Water for boiling potatoes


Here is my recipe in PDF (4 MB): Potato Salad

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My Favorite! “Tuna Sandwich”

This is not a surprising or complicated recipe! Many of the recipes I have shown you are purely homemade Japanese cooking and may be different from what you have prepared before. Not so for the Tuna sandwich! I love Tuna sandwiches, but I sometimes wonder if it is fresh or safe to eat when I eat out. So I always cook it by myself for my lunch and use fresh ingredients in addition to the canned tuna.

Japanese often use canned Tuna in our meals because it is definitely a pantry food, it is, of course, delicious and also nutritious!! I use canned Tuna in salads, pasta, omelets, gratin, fried rice, on toast, sautéed with vegetables and so on. As you know, it is great when you are busy!!

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You can use any vegetables and bread you want. I use Romaine lettuce and tomato, which I think is the best combination to the tuna in a tuna sandwich. And I use Udi’s Gluten-Free bread, which tastes great!

Enjoy your fresh Tuna sandwich!!


{Ingredients (servings 2)}

A 5 oz. can of Tuna

4 leaves Romaine Lettuce

1 Tomato

1 Tbsp. Mayonnaise

4 slices Bread (any kind)

Some Margarine or Butter


Here is my recipe in PDF (4 MB): Tuna Sandwich