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Seared Sesame Tuna with Mixed Greens

Seared Sesame Tuna with Mixed Greens

  • Author: wellness sleuth
  • Total Time: 19 minutes
  • Yield: 4


Seared Sesame Tuna with Mixed Greens is the perfect healthy dish that won't sacrifice flavor. The tuna gets a flavorful and healthy boost from toasted sesame oil and pan-searing it lightly gives it a handsome texture.


Asian Dressing Ingredients:
2 T. sesame oil

3 T. grapeseed oil 

2 T. soy sauce

3 T. rice wine vinegar
1 T. fresh lime juice

1½ T. Dijon mustard

1 medium shallot, finely minced 

1 T. fresh ginger, very finely minced

Sea salt and black pepper, to taste

Seared Tuna Ingredients:

2 T. black sesame seeds

2 T. white sesame seeds
1 T. ground ginger
2 8-oz. 2” thick ahi tuna steaks, cut into 2” cubes

3 T. olive oil 

Sea salt and black pepper, to taste


Serve with:

4 c. mixed salad greens
Soy sauce

Wasabi paste (optional)



  1. To make dressing, add all ingredients to a medium bowl and season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Whisk until thoroughly combined and set aside.

  2. Add sesame seeds and ground ginger to a large bowl and stir to combine. Add chunks of tuna to bowl and toss to coat. Press to make sure seeds adhere to tuna.

  3. Heat olive oil in a skillet over high heat. When hot, add coated tuna to pan and flash sear on all sides, approximately 30 seconds per side. Remove from heat and set aside.

  4. Toss salad greens with a small amount of the dressing in a large bowl. Transfer the mixed greens to a serving platter and top with the sesame-seared tuna. Serve immediately with the remaining dressing, plus the soy sauce and/or wasabi paste, on the side, if desired. Enjoy!

  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 4 mins
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