Tuna Tartare Sliders with Wasabi Mayo


3 tablespoons soy sauce, divided

2 tablespoons rice vinegar

16 (1/8-inch-thick) slices carrot

16 (1/8-inch-thick) slices cucumber

1/4 cup canola mayonnaise

1/2 teaspoon wasabi paste

1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

16 thin slices white bread

Cooking spray

2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives

1 teaspoon chile paste

10 ounce sushi-grade albacore tuna steak, finely chopped

1 peeled avocado, halved lengthwise

8 green leaf lettuce leaves

4 lime wedges (optional)

Method of Preparation:

1. Combine 2 tablespoons soy sauce and vinegar in a medium bowl. Add carrot and cucumber; toss. Cover and chill 1 hour. Toss. Drain; set vegetables aside. Combine mayonnaise, wasabi, and juice in a small bowl, stirring well.

2. Lightly toast bread in oven.

3. Combine remaining 1 tablespoon soy sauce, chives, chile paste, and tuna in a large bowl; gently mix until blended. Spread about 1/2 teaspoon mayonnaise mixture on one side of each piece of bread andtop each with 1 lettuce

leaf. Divide tuna mixture evenly among sliders, mounding about 2 tablespoons on each. Cut each avocado half into 8 slices. Place 2 avocado slices, 2 cucumber slices, and 2 carrot slices on each slider. Top each slider with remaining bread round, mayonnaise-coated side down. Serve with lime wedges, if desired.