Grilled Ahi Tuna Salad with Asian Dressing


Grilled Ahi Tuna Salad with Asian Dressing

                                                                                     Grilled Ahi Tuna Salad

This beautiful grilled ahi tuna salad is bursting with flavour and its fast and easy to prepare. The real player in this salad is the ahi tuna so be sure that you purchase it from a reputable source and smell the tuna before you buy it. The tuna should not smell fishy and it should be red in colour.

I grill tuna a lot in the summer.  In the winter, when it’s too cold to go out, I use an indoor Breville Grill. I adapted this recipe from The Barefoot Contessa.

 How to prepare Grilled Ahi Tuna Salad with Asian Dressing
Ahi Tuna Steaks

Grilled Ahi Tuna
2 pounds very fresh tuna steak, 1 inch thick
olive oil
sea salt and pepper

1/3 cup good quality, cold pressed olive oil
1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
6 tbsp fresh squeezed lime juice (3 limes)
grated zest of 2 limes
1 tsp grated fresh ginger
1 tsp wasabi powder
2 tsp tamari (wheat free)
2 large ripe avocados, diced
1/2 red onion, sliced
3 scallions, sliced
1 red chili, finely diced
1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
1 tbsp sesame seeds or Eden Shake (sesame and sea vegetable seasoning)
sea salt and pepper

1. Coat both sides of the tuna with olive oil, sea salt and pepper and sear over high heat for 2 1/2 minutes a side. Remove to a plate to cool slightly and cut into bit sized cubes.

2. In a small bowl whisk together: olive oil, toasted sesame oil, lime juice, lime zest, ginger, wasabi powder, tamari, sea salt and pepper. Set aside.

3. In a medium bowl mix together: avocado, red onion, red chili, cilantro, tuna and 1/2 of the dressing. Arrange on a bed of mixed greens, drizzle on more dressing, top with fresh scallions.

Grilled Ahi Tuna Salad with Asian Dressing Recipe

Eden Shake, Wheat Free Tamari, Toasted Sesame Oil, Wasabi Powder