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Sesame Seed Tuna Steak Salad with Asian Ginger Dressing for Two

Sesame Seed Tuna Steak Salad is easy with thick tuna steaks coated in sesame seeds, and quickly seared. The tuna steaks are sliced thin served on a bed of mixed salad greens and topped with a delicious Asian ginger dressing.

Sesame Seed Tuna Steak Salad with Asian Ginger Dressing

 

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This tuna is served rare, so be sure to use a good quality fresh tuna.

 

This dish makes a great lunch, dinner, or impressive and romantic date night meal for two.

 

How to make Sesame Seed Seared Tuna Salad with Asian Ginger Dressing:

For the Asian ginger dressing:

In an 8 oz. glass jar or larger, combine the garlic, ginger, cooking oil, apple cider vinegar, soy sauce, honey, and water. Click for 8 oz jars.

 

Cover the jar with a tight fitting lid, and shake well.

Asian ginger dressing in an 8 oz jar with lid

 

Remove the lid, and heat the jar in the microwave for 30 – 45 seconds, just to dissolve the honey.

 

Let cool, and shake well before serving. Store any leftovers in the refrigerator with the lid in place.

 

For the tuna steaks:

In a small bowl, stir together the soy sauce, honey and 1/2 tablespoon cooking oil.

soy sauce, honey, and cooking oil in a small bowl

 

Coat the tuna steaks with the soy sauce mixture.

two raw tuna steaks covered in soy sauce mixture

 

Then press the sesame seeds on both sides of the steaks to coat.

two raw tuna steaks coated in sesame seeds

 

Preheat 1/2 tablespoon cooking oil in a cast iron skillet over medium high heat until very hot. Click for a cast iron skillet.

 

Place the tuna steaks in the pan, cover with a mesh splatter screen and sear for about 30 seconds on each side. Click for a mesh splatter screen.

two sesame seed coated tuna steaks searing in a cast iron skillet

 

On a cutting board slice the tuna into thin slices.

 

To assemble the salad:

Place the salad greens onto two plates, divided evenly.

 

Top each with half of the thin sliced tuna steaks.

 

Generously drizzle each salad with the Asian Ginger Dressing.

 

Sesame Seed Tuna Steak Salad with Asian Ginger Dressing Recipe for Two

 

 

Yield: 2 servings

Sesame Seed Tuna Steak Salad

Sesame Seed Tuna Steak Salad is easy with thick tuna steaks coated in sesame seeds, and quickly seared. The tuna steaks are sliced thin served on a bed of mixed salad greens and topped with a delicious Asian ginger dressing.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

For the Asian Ginger Dressing:

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/2 Tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 cup cooking oil
  • 1/8 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons honey
  • 1/8 cup water

For the Tuna:

  • 1 Tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 Tablespoon honey
  • 1 Tablespoon cooking oil (divided)
  • 2 tuna steaks (about 4 - 6 oz each)
  • 2 Tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 3 cups mixed salad greens

Instructions

For the Asian ginger dressing:

  1. In an 8 oz. glass jar or larger, combine the garlic, ginger, cooking oil, apple cider vinegar, soy sauce, honey, and water. Click for 8 oz jars.
  2. Cover the jar with a tight fitting lid, and shake well.
  3. Remove the lid, and heat the jar in the microwave for 30 – 45 seconds, just to dissolve the honey.
  4. Let cool, and shake well before serving. Store any leftovers in the refrigerator with the lid in place.

For the tuna steaks:

  1. In a small bowl, stir together the soy sauce, honey and 1/2 tablespoon cooking oil.
  2. Coat the tuna steaks with the soy sauce mixture.
  3. Then press the sesame seeds on both sides of the steaks to coat.
  4. Preheat 1/2 tablespoon cooking oil in a cast iron skillet over medium high heat until very hot. Click for a cast iron skillet.
  5. Place the tuna steaks in the pan, cover with a mesh splatter screen and sear for about 30 seconds on each side. Click for a mesh splatter screen.
  6. On a cutting board slice the tuna into thin slices.

To assemble the salad:

  1. Place the salad greens onto two plates, divided evenly.
  2. Top each with half of the thin sliced tuna steaks.
  3. Generously drizzle each salad with the Asian Ginger Dressing.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving:Calories: 646 Total Fat: 40g Saturated Fat: 3g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 35g Cholesterol: 67mg Sodium: 1681mg Carbohydrates: 26g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 19g Protein: 47g

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