Easy and delicious seared ahi tuna salad with a quick tuna marinade, avocado and soy sauce!
4large tuna steaks, quarter pound each - I use sushi-grade tuna for this recipe that can be purchased at Asian specialty stores and select super markets
1/4cuptamari or soy sauce
1teaspoonsesame seed oil
8 to 10cupsbaby greens fresh salad mix
2large, ripe avocados, sliced
1zucchini or cucumber, sliced
2teaspoonssesame seed oil
First, marinate the ahi tuna: Combine the 1/4 tamari or sauce sauce and 1 teaspoon sesame seed oil in large bowl. Place the tuna steaks into marinade, cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
Once marinated, discard the marinade and pat the tuna dry with paper towels. Heat a large pan over high heat and add a splash of oil. Sear the tuna for approximately 1 minutes per side. Lightly sear the fish on all sides, making sure the sear is even. Sprinkle with sesame seeds if desired. Remove the tuna from pan and use a very sharp knife thinly slice the tuna.
For the salad dressing: simply combine the sauce sauce, sesame seed oil and honey in a measuring cup. Whisk for 1 minute and then set aside until ready to use.
To arrange salad, simply layer the salad greens with sliced avocado and zucchini. Garnish the plate with tiny drops of wasabi paste and drizzle with the prepared dressing. Place the sliced tuna on top and serve.