Seared Ahi Salad

So, my Dad came over for lunch the other day while he was in Los Angeles, and I decided to make lunch for us. He is on a bit of a health kick as well, so I decided to go for a seared ahi salad with a wasabi vinaigrette. I just kind of made it up as I went along. (the picture here is not my actual salad, but the closest thing I could find on the Internet resembling my salad… I neglected to photograph the real salad. boo.) Anywho, Dad was still thinking about the salad as of yesterday so I said I would try to come up with a recipe to try to mimic it’s creation.

Here goes nothing…

Seared Ahi Salad:

(for two)

Ahi Tuna Steak (About 6 ounces per person)

Baby Spring Mix Greens

2 Thinly Sliced Radishes

1/2 cup chopped scallions

1/2 large English cucumber sliced

1 mango, cubed

1 avocado, cubed

1 heirloom tomato sliced circularly

Marinade for Ahi:

1/2 a cup of soy sauce

1 tbs of dark sesame oil

1/4 cup lemon juice

1 tsp minced garlic

1 tsp fish sauce

2 tbs wasabi paste

1 tbs black sesame seeds

3 tbs rice wine vinegar

A pinch of red pepper flakes

Mix all of those ingredients together, whisk well, taste and then adjust to taste. Place the marinade in a medium sized Tupperware, then place the ahi in the marinade. Let fish marinade for at least an hour, turning once during the process to make sure fish in fully coated.

Chop all of the salad ingredients above and plate evenly.

When fish is done marinating, prepare a grill pan with very little cooking spray and after it is well heated sear the tuna on each side for about 2 mins or until desired doneness. I personally like mine rather pink in the middle.


1/2 cup balsamic vinegar

1/4 cup soy sauce

2 tbs lemon juice

1 tbs dark sesame oil

1 tbs wasabi paste (or more if you like it spicy!)

1 tsp minced garlic

1 tsp minced ginger

whisk together… taste and then adjust to taste.

Slice up grilled ahi and serve it over your plated bed of greens with your salad dressing. Garnish the salad with a sprinkle of dark sesame seeds to give it a little extra sesame flavor and a little more of a gourmet feel. You can also serve it with a few crunchy chow mien noodles on top just for the crunch factor… you can find those in the Asian food section.

Enjoy 🙂


~ by soartsyithurts on June 10, 2008.

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