Easy Asian Tuna Vermicelli Noodle Salad

This vermicelli salad with tuna is a delicious kid-friendly meal that is perfect in a lunch box.

Chilled Tuna Noodle Salad in a plastic container with a fork dipping in

Are you tired of your kids trading away the healthy lunch you pack for them each day?

I have finally found the lunch that kids will want to hold on to! Noodles!

When I was asked to create a back to school lunch box recipe using Bumble Bee Premium Albacore Tuna in Water pouch, I knew I wanted to make the recipe both healthy and fun to eat. It took me a long time to come up with an idea that my kids would really like in their lunch boxes. Tuna is high protein, which is really important so our kids don’t crash in the middle of the school day.

This twist on a Vietnamese Vermicilli Noodle Salad is going to become one of your most popular kid-friendly recipes. Kids love noodles and this tuna salad is gluten free, nut free, dairy free, soy free, and egg free making it safe for any child with food allergies.

I loved using the Bumble Bee Premium Albacore Tuna in Water pouch. (This tuna is also available in cans!) It is not only inexpensive, but it is so quick and easy to use. There is no draining or mess. Just pour the tuna from the pouch into the salad.

Bumble Bee Premium Albacore packet

(*Please note, this post was sponsored by Bumble Bee Tuna. All opinions are my own.)

Bumble Bee Gluten Free Nutrition Label

See the gold box labeled GF?

Ensuring products are gluten free is very important to our family because all four of us have strong reactions to gluten.  Bumble Bee Tuna is labeled gluten free.

I found some fun gluten free vermicilli noodles made out of mung beans at our local Asian grocery store.

mung bean noodles in a bag

These noodles get soft when cooked, but not mushy like some rice noodles can get.

cooked mung bean noodles in a collander

To make this noodle salad is really easy.

fish sauce in a bottle

This is the gluten free fish sauce brand I like to use when I make Asian sauces.

veggies in a bowl

Add grated carrot, greens, cucumber, and purple cabbage to a large bowl. (Feel free to use any vegetables your kids would like.)

Tuna added to salad in a bowl

Add either a 5 ounce pouch or a can of Bumble Bee Albacore Tuna.

Chilled Tuna Noodle Salad in a school Lunch Box

Mix in the sauce and noodles for an instant lunch box hit.

How to make vermicelli salad:

Vietnamese Tuna Noodle Salad
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins

Easy Asian tuna noodle salad

Course: Main Dish, Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 101 kcal
Author: Sandi Gaertner
For Salad
  • 1 5 ounce pouch of Bumble Bee Premium Albacore Tuna in Water you can also use a can
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 cup shredded purple cabbage
  • 2 cups greens. I used Trader Joe's Microgreens
  • 1 in package vermicilli noodles cooked to instructions on label and cooledcold water
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
For Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons gluten free fish sauce
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 1 tablespoon unseasoned gluten free rice vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  1. In a large bowl, combine the Bumble Bee Premium Albacore Tuna, vegetables, and chilled noodles.
  2. In a smal bowl, combine all sauce ingredients and mix well.
  3. Pour the sauce into the large bowl and toss all ingredients to coat.
  4. Serve with a lime wedge.
101kcal | Polyunsaturated fat: 1g | Monounsaturated fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 842mg | Potassium: 271mg | Carbohydrates: 15g | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Protein: 10g | Vitamin A: 112.9% | Vitamin C: 22.3% | Calcium: 3.7% | Iron: 6.6%

This dish is also perfect for dinner!

Chilled Tuna Noodle Salad in a bowl with chopsticks

What are some of your favorite recipes for tuna fish?

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.










  1. What a clever usage for tuna. I must give this a try. Another great post!

  2. What a great recipe – for kids or adults! I also didn’t know there were mung bean vermicelli noodles. Will have to try so I can make this wonderful dish!

  3. This looks amazing! Such a light but protein packed salad with lots of veggies too! Pinned and on my to make list.

  4. What a great lunch idea! The little packets seem to come in handy.

  5. This is a very creative idea. Good job on this post.

  6. That is a great way to use fresh vegetables. Tuna is healthy, as you mentioned, and I like having another way to eat it. I usually mix tuna with what I have on hand, wrapping it up in several large lettuce leaves or Swiss Card. I’m glad you were asked to make a recipe with Bumble Bee Albacore Tuna. Most people have some tuna in their cupboards. Thank you to you and Bumble Bee. Yum!


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