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Fresh tasty ahi tuna salad with a citrus sesame oil dressing.

Seared Ahi Tuna Salad

Fresh seared ahi tuna sliced thinly and served with enoki mushrooms, orange slices and spicy pepitas. Tossed in a citrus and sesame oil dressing, this is a great salad for summer!
Course Salad
Cuisine Japanese
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 200kcal
Author foodnessgracious


For The Dressing

  • 1/4 cup Pompeian robust Extra Virgin Olive Oil plus 1 tablespoon for searing the tuna
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup brown rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

For The Salad

  • 3/4 pound fresh sashimi grade ahi tuna
  • Salt and black pepper
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 2 good sized handfuls of your favorite green salad mix
  • 1/2 cup orange segments 1 orange
  • 2-3 radishes sliced very thin
  • 1/2 cup enoki mushrooms
  • Roasted chili spiced pepita seeds for garnish


  • Place all of the dressing ingredients except the salt and pepper, in a jar or container with a secure lid and shake it to combine them. Taste and add salt and pepper if desired.
  • Season the tuna lightly with salt, pepper and red pepper flakes.
  • Heat a non stick pan with the remaining tablespoon of oil over a high heat.
  • Using tongs, place the tuna into the pan and sear for about 15-20 seconds.
  • Turn the tuna over and sear again until all of the sides have been seared.You only want to cook the outside very quickly.
  • Let the tuna rest while you dress the salad.
  • Place the salad greens in a bowl and add the orange slices and radishes.
  • Drizzle about 4 tablespoons of the dressing over the greens and toss gently.
  • Divide the salad among two serving dishes.
  • Slice the ahi tuna thinly and place on top of each salad.
  • Sprinkle the mushrooms over the salad with some of the spiced pepitas.
  • Lightly spoon some of the dressing over the salad making sure to coat the tuna on top.
  • Serve at once.


Calories: 200kcal