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Asian Tuna Salad

Asian Tuna Salad

Course Main, Seafood Salad
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 26 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 1021kcal


  • 1 1/2 lb. fresh tuna steak preferably 2 pieces
  • 2 tablespoons for steaks +1/4 cup for the dressing olive oil
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 3 cups Mixed Salad Greens washed and spin-dried
  • Zest of 2 limes
  • 5 tablespoons lime juice approx. 3 limes, freshly squeezed
  • 1 teaspoon wasabi powder
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Tabasco sauce
  • 2 avocados firm and ripe
  • 1/2 red onion thinly sliced
  • 11/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 scallions white and green parts minced
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds


To make the tuna steaks:

  • Place sesame seeds in a sauté pan and toast over low heat, tossing often. Do not leave side of it, as they will become golden brown very quickly, less than 5 minutes.
  • Using paper towels pat dry the tuna steaks. Brush both sides with olive oil and sprinkle it with salt and pepper.
  • Add 1-tablespoon olive oil (1 tablespoon per steak) to a sauté pan and preheat it in medium high heat. Once the oil sizzles, place the tuna steak and sear each side it for 2 minutes. Repeat the same process for the second steak, if needed. The tuna should be seared on the outside and raw inside.
  • Set aside and let it cool. Slice each steak into large bite-size cubes.

Make the dressing:

  • Whisk olive oil, lime juice, lime zest, wasabi powder, soy sauce, Tabasco, salt and pepper in a small glass bowl. Toss the avocados in the dressing and mix to coat.
  • Spread greens on individual plates; arrange the thick bites of seared tuna and red onions on each plate.
  • Drizzle it with the dressing and sprinkle it with scallions and toasted sesame seeds.


Calories: 1021kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 87g | Fat: 64g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 129mg | Sodium: 6977mg | Potassium: 2090mg | Fiber: 15g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 8521IU | Vitamin C: 52mg | Calcium: 157mg | Iron: 6mg