Walnut Crusted Ahi Tuna Salad

Walnut Crusted Ahi Tuna Salad

I consider this a Sunday afternoon post grocery store run, “go-to” late lunch. It is easy, healthy and ready in under 10 minutes. The most important part of this recipe is just buying a nice quality tuna steak – that will make all the difference. On a nice fresh cut of fish the flavor is so pure that you do not want to do to much to it which is why I love the simplicity of this recipe.

Walnut Crusted Ahi Tuna Salad

March 16, 2017
: 2-4
: 15 min
: 5 min
: 20 min
: Intermediate

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Ingredients
  • For Tuna:
  • Ahi Tuna Filets (cut about 2 inches thick)
  • Walnuts
  • Olive Oil or Walnut Oil
  • For Salad:
  • Butter Lettuce
  • Avocado, sliced
  • Cherry Tomatoes, diced
  • Mango, sliced into cubes
  • Spiced Nuts
  • For Dressing:
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Wasabi Paste
  • 1 Tablespoon Rice Vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon Soy Sauce
Directions
  • Step 1 Set the tuna out to acclimate to room temperature.
  • Step 2 Prepare and plate the salad first as the tuna steaks will cook very quickly.
  • Step 3 Mix ingredients for salad dressing and set aside.
  • Step 4 Coat the tuna steaks in salt and pepper on both sides.
  • Step 5 Crush walnuts and cover the tuna steaks.
  • Step 6 Heat oil in pan until sizzling.
  • Step 7 Sear steaks on either side for about 2 minutes. You do not want to cook the fish all the way through – you should be able to watch the “white” seared area rise visually.
  • Step 8 After searing on both sides let the steaks rest for 5 minutes.
  • Step 9 Slice against the grain and serve on top on the salad with wasabi vinaigrette.

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