Sesame-Crusted Ahi Salad

Sesame-Crusted Ahi Salad

Ready in 45 minutes

This sesame ahi salad is delicious and nutritious. It's also a simple way to use up fresh Ahi tuna after making sushi.

"Simple, elegant, delicious and easy. Great way to use up leftover Ahi tuna from the previous night's sushi."

- stevemur

Top-ranked recipe named "Sesame-Crusted Ahi Salad"

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1/4 lb Ahi Tuna Filets; sashimi grade, about 3/4" thick
4 tablespoons Sesame Ginger Dressing; bottled works fine, or make your own
1/2 cup tomatoes; sliced
3 handfuls mixed greens; lettuce of your choice
1 tablespoon scallions; chopped
2 tablespoons Sesame seeds; black, white, or mixture
1/4 teaspoon Kosher Salt; to taste
2 tablespoons olive oil
fried wontons
Fresh Cilantro; chopped
Mandarin Oranges

Original recipe makes 2 Servings



Divide tuna filets into two deck-of-cards-sized shapes.

Fill a small dish with sesame seeds and coat the outside perimeter of the tuna with the sesame seeds.

Bring a medium saute pan to medium heat, and add olive oil. Then carefully place the tuna steaks down, laying them away from you to keep the spatter minimal. (Be careful, stray sesame seeds may pop like popcorn when they hit the oil.)

Cook 1-2 minutes per side. Flip just once.

When done, place on a bed of greens and tomatoes, add chopped scallions and dress with your favorite ginger-soy dressing. Optionally add crisp fried onions or wontons on top.


The key with this recipe is to JUST sear the outside. Watch the heat carefully (medium on my stove, preheated pan for 3 minutes is right), and cook only 1-2 minutes per side, no more!


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Easy, elegant lunch.
stevemur 2 years ago
Simple, elegant, delicious and easy. Great way to use up leftover Ahi tuna from the previous night's sushi.
stevemur 2 years ago
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