Tuna Salad

Total Time:
12 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
2 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 2 pounds very fresh tuna steak, cut 1-inch thick
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, plus extra for brushing
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt, plus extra for sprinkling
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground black, plus extra for sprinkling
  • 2 limes, zest grated
  • 1 teaspoon wasabi powder
  • 6 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice (3 limes)
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 10 dashes hot sauce (recommended: Tabasco)
  • 1 to 2 ripe Hass avocados, medium diced
  • 1/4 cup minced scallions, white and green parts (2 scallions)
  • 1/4 cup red onion, small diced
Directions

Brush the tuna steaks with olive oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place the tuna steaks in a very hot saute pan and cook for only 1 minute on each side. Set aside on a platter.

Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the olive oil, salt, pepper, lime zest, wasabi, lime juice, soy sauce and hot sauce. Add the avocados to the vinaigrette.

Cut the tuna in chunks and place it in a large bowl. Add the scallions and red onion and mix well. Pour the vinaigrette mixture over the tuna and carefully mix.


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very good Ina love this receipe item not reviewed by moderator and published
Waaaay too much lime in this recipe.  I only used the juice from 2 limes and it was waaaay to much.  So I added more of everything else, except for S&P.  I also omitted the red onion (and it probably could have used some) and I substituted Tamari for soy sauce.  Quite good!  The wasabi and tabasco add a nice kick. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Love the salad itself  but beware of that dressing. It was awful. Way too much lime juice. I also only added half the salt after reading other reviews. Please taste before adding to your salad. Thank goodness I only added it to one serving or I would have ruined the whole dish. Other then that I  put all ingredients on a bed of salad. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Awesome recipe! So good, i could eat this twice a week!  The salt level may depend on the soy sauce you use: low sodium vs regular. Taste as you go along and add salt at the end. Bangin recipe. So dang good!<div><br /></div> item not reviewed by moderator and published
Enjoyed immensley, will make it again item not reviewed by moderator and published
Ina, you are wonderful and thank you for another fine recipe! My girlfriend, Kristina, just made us your most scrumptious tuna salad with the lime salad dressing to drizzle on top for lunch! It was the ideal light summer lunch accompanied with freshly brewed sun tea with sprigs of mint, and cut up limes in a carafe filled with ice. We sat under her covered upper deck over looking the Elk River in Maryland. Girlfriends are the best! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wow! This is SO delicious! I made as recipe is written but added a little less salt (you can always add more to taste right?) had less tuna than called for so I used less of the dressing. My grill was down so I seared the tuna in my cast iron skillet and it was perfect! The only other thing I did differently, which I will definitely do again, is I served it on a bed of mixed greens as a dinner salad. Really wonderful and easy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
It was AWFUL as written...Wayyy too much salt and lime juice...I dumped the original dressing and started over with only 1/4 tsp of salt and 1 Tbsp lime juice...adjusting until I got it right.. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very tasty. Just resist the temptation to cook the tuna just a little bit longer. The vinaigrette seems to finish it off after the salad is assembled. We loved it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Way too much salt!! Delicious but would cut salt down to 1 teaspoon and adjust from there. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Ina, Thank you for this recipe. It was excellent. I wish i would have found it over the summer. That's o.k. I have it now. It was very refreshing. The avocado adds a creamy texture to all of the bold flavors. This will be a weekly dish for me. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I only used 1lb of tuna but followed the rest of the directions to a t. We put the tuna salad over arugula with tomato and cucumber and I served it with garlic/soy sauce asparagus. Don't let it sit or the tuna will absorb the soy sauce color and lose the rare look. Top your tune with sesame seeds and you got yourself a winner dish! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The combination of ingredients in this recipe are wonderful! Have to admit I use lemon instead of lime, just my personal taste. I crave it! Thanks Ina, just fabulous! 5 STARS! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I liked this recipe very much, I did however make a few changes based on availability and preference. I was out of Wasabi, so substituted cayenne, and I added agave for sweetness. Because I am not a red onion fan, I substituted cilantro. I did heed the other reviews and used only two limes. This was so wonderful. Also, cooked the tuna on each side for one minute, lovely. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband and I LOVE this recipe. However, I did not salt and pepper the tuna before searing as there was plenty of salt in the soy sauce. I used just 4 Tbsp. of lime juice. I agree, as written, it was just too tart. Also added a couple tsp. or so of agave nectar to sweeten the dressing.Keep tasting and adjusting. Only used half of the amount of dressing, which lightened it up a bit. item not reviewed by moderator and published
AWFUL!!!!!!! AND I LOVE HER..THE TUNA WAS COOKED PERFECT AND ALL THE OTHER RECIPES INGREDIENTS WERE FINE,,,,EXCEPT..OMGGGGGG! WAY TOO MUCH LIME JUICE,,WHAT A WASTE OF BEAUTIFUL TUNA,,BOTH MYSELF AND MY BOYFRIEND WERE DYING TRYING TO EAT IT ,,FINALLY WE SURRENDERED..AND STARTED TO TALK ABOUT,,THAT IT IS A GOOD CONCEPT AND WHAT WE COULD DO DIFFERENT..AND IT LOOKED GORGEOUS,,SO IF I WAS ONLY TAKING A PICTURE THEN THAT WOULD BE GREAT..BUTTTTT..SO I WILL DO AGAIN ....JUST DIFFERENT.. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This salad is great! definately a keeper. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was without a doubt the nastiest tasting tasting recipe I have ever made. Way too much lime juice and the soy sauce just added insult to injury. I could not eat it. My husband complained about the bitter taste in his mouth for a day afterwards. I followed the recipe to a tee except substituted cooked fresh salmon for the tuna and I did not have wasabi. I'm convinced that was not the issue. It was a waste of fresh salmon and really delicious avocados. Don't waste your time on this offensive recipe. I really love Ina but will never use this recipe again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It was good. The one thing I will change for next time is that I will only use 4 tablespoons of lime juice instead of all the 6 tbsp. It was really too, too lemony for our taste. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Awesome. My husband just got back from a Baja fishing trip and we had fresh, fresh, fresh tuna. Made this and it was out of this world. I went a little heavy on the wasabi because we like it hot. Next time I will not sear the tuna. I think the texture would be better. The flavors are lovely. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I like all of the ingredients in this recipe and thought this would be delicious however I did not like the combination with the tuna. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This salad makes my tongue dance! A friend prepared this for my husband and I and I've prepared it since then and we LOVE IT!!! The balance of acidity and creaminess is so deliicious. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love this salad : item not reviewed by moderator and published
I watched Ina prepare this recipe and mine looked exactly as hers. However, I thought the dressing was too salty and very tart. Next time I plan to assemble the onions, the tuna and some of the dressing and serving it on a half of avocado atop a bed of lettuce. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Tastes great. Looks a little green if you leave the avocado very long in the vingerette item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband and I LOVE this dish. It always the one we pick when we want a special meal and we can get fresh Tuna. This one make we meow. It's worth the hour+ drive to get to the supermarket that we know can get fresh fish. No changes made or needed, item not reviewed by moderator and published
I LOVED this salad. It had so much kick! It was a little salty, but I think that it was the soy sauce that I used. I will use low sodium next time. I forgot to add the avocado at the end, but it was still delicious. I used wasabi paste instead of powder because it was easier to find. I will definitely make this again. I am trying to think of other meats that could be used in this recipe aside from tuna. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Way to salty. Next time I will just salt the tuna and then add salt if needed when on my plate. I also thought it had too much lime. I only used 2 juiced limes, next time I will use one and only zest one. Otherwise good, I really loved the tuna. Easy to make and fast which I liked too. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this &amp; now drool every time I think about it! YUMMM! So incredible! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was so easy to make. Beautiful presentation and tasted great. I didn't have quite enough lime juice, so used orange juice to make up the difference. Served it atop arugula and Boston bibb lettuce. I'll use a little less salt next time. Loved it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
It was great, I have made it numerous times and all I have to say about the salt is salt to tast. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I am a novice cooking tuna so I was thrilled when this recipe turned out fabulous! Thanks Ina! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loved it! Added a splash of orange juice and a garlic clove. Yum! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is an amazing recipe. I totally agree about the lemon being just fine, in fact I would prefer it with lemon. Definitely cut back on the salt. I put 1 1/2 tsp. and thought it was perfect. I also cut back a bit on the hot sauce (5-7 drops and added some chili oil. The other changes I made that I would suggest to make it is to add some garlic, sesame oil and a touch of rice wine vinegar. I served this with garlic bread and it was a huge hit! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This tuna salad is a welcome change from the usual mayonnaise-laden canned variety! It's very flavorful and jucy. I would use a little less salt next time, but other than that, it's fantastic! item not reviewed by moderator and published
A winner! I used left over grilled Ahi tuna and it was spectacular. I did not have lime, so substituted lemon and it was fine. My husband loved it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'm always looking for ahi or yellowfin tuna recipes, and this one is DEFINITELY a keeper! I made it exactly as Ina's recipe states, except I too, thought the amount of salt was a little excessive. Cut back to one teaspoon of Kosher salt (and believe me, I'm a "salt-a-holic") and it tastes just fine. Also tweaked the tuna by coating in black and white sesame seeds before cooking. I've had it prepared this way quite often, so I thought I would do the same for this recipe, and I WAS NOT disappointed. Wonderful flavor!!! Love, love, love this recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wow! Another amazing recipe from Ina. Full flavours and lots of texture - I added baby boiled potatoes and served on a bed of leaves - I love the little kick from the wasabi. The only thing I will change next time is the amount of dressing which I found too much as the individual flavours of the avocado, potato and tuna did not come through (I should have listened to previous reviews!) Thanks again Ina! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent! This recipe in sooo yummy! The best tuna salad I've ever had, hands downs! I serve it on a bed of Spring Mix greens. Thanks Ina! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Best tuna dish ever! I agree with other posters, go lightly on the dressing. We had this with baby mixed greens, crusty bread and white wine for a perfect spring dinner. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wow! I couldn't believe how good this was. And easy. I had purchased a pack of Ahi Tuna (frozen) from Costco and was searching for a recipe to use it. This was perfect! I grilled a yellow onion (forgot to buy a red) while I was grilling the corn to go with the tuna. And because we had a dinner guest (my 7 year old's friend) I made the recipe a bit more kid friendly by making it into tuna melts. I grilled some rolls, added the tuna mix, topped it with provolone and closed the grill until it was melted. Was delicious with the grilled corn and grilled potatoes (cut wedges and par boiled a few minutes, tossed with some steak seasoning &amp; olive oil and tossed on the grill until marked - takes about as long as the corn). Love having new fish recipes to fall back to that are easy! And being in SW Florida it is nice when I can find recipes where I can grill the whole thing outside to keep the house cool. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Really, really tasty. I love avocados so that was a plus for me. I made this recipe about a month ago and I'm making it again tonight. I'm a beginner cook so I always read the reviews before trying a recipe. I did what some reviewers suggested: Salt to taste and served it on a bed of baby spinach. Yum! Healthy, tasty and really easy to make. My boyfriend really liked it :). item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was amazing. Didn't change a thing. For those of you complaining about too much salt, note that kosher salt is lighter and less concentrated than table, so keep that in mind. I do recommend the Kosher salt. My pet peeve is reviewers who didn't follow the recipe (in this case by using table salt) and then giving a bad review that the dish was too salty. Don't review if you don't follow instruction to a tee. I've loved every Ina recipe I've tried. . item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is delicious but I think I improved it a bit, even if I do say so myself. I added 1 teaspoon of toasted sesame oil to the vinaigrette. :) I think the suggestion made by others on cutting back a little of the olive oil is a good one. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Whats with the salt ? Two separate one half teaspoons of salt; why? Is it one for seasoning the fish and one for the dressing? The first time I used 2 1/2 teaspoons of salt because when the recipe is printed it came out that way! otherwise absolutely delicious. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love the idea of this recipe. It is very rich and can get a little heavy. I find that Ina tends to over-use oil and salt in her recipes. I've made this a few times, and I would recommend starting out using less salt and oil in the vinaigrette, and adding more if need be. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the BEST tuna salad ever!! I hesitate to open a can of tuna now that I have found this recipe. It's great for the low carb diet! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a great fresh tasting summer salad; I make it all the time! I make it more of a salad by adding lettuce and depending on the mood other veggies. The dressing is so delicious I use it regularly on other salads as well. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is absolutely delicious! I serve it on a bed of mixed baby greens. Fantastic! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I serve this with freshly made tortilla chips AND OR toasted bread item not reviewed by moderator and published
OMG soooo good!!! first time making tuna. so easy , fast and delish. didnt change a thing item not reviewed by moderator and published
The dressing on this salad is fabulous. If you add the salt 1/2 tsp. at a time, then taste, the salt level will be more to your individual liking. The same with the lime...add juice of one lime at a time and taste until it's right for you... I have made this without cutting the tuna and poured the dressing over the seared steaks...it was great! item not reviewed by moderator and published
It would be 5 stars if it wasn't so salty. item not reviewed by moderator and published
All I could say is Mmmmmm after every bite. Fantastic!!! I went easy on the salt after reading reviews and didn't have enough lime as the recipe called for but it was so delicious anyway! I hope to make it again soon!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I read a lot of the reviews prior to making this last night and cut back on the salt using two teaspoons of kosher salt in the vinaigrette and no salt on the fish at all. I found it to be inedible. Next time I would omit all of the salt and try this recipe again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe has been a family favorite for some time now. My 3 kids are pretty picky, but they all love sushi, and this is a great do-at-home dish for seared tuna lovers. I usually double the avocado, but otherwise don't touch the recipe. Thanks Ina!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Suggest cut down on salt and maybe lime a little. So Grose, Tuna is supposed to be served medium rare to rare. Please learn how to spell "gross" also. Recipe is very flavorful, and we loved it. Good idea adding the wasabi. Thank you for not over cooking the tuna! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I only used the juice of 2 limes rather than 3 and it was still too citrusy and tart so I added 1-1/2 tsp of honey. I've also learned to ignore Ina's salt amounts in all her recipes until I taste first. I only added a sprinkle of kosher salt in the dressing. I also cooked the tuna rare and put everything on a bed of romaine lettuce with a sprinkle of roasted sliced red peppers for color. Yum! Although I think the dressing is a work in progress and needs to be made according to our individual tastes, I'll definitely make this again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I loved this recipe, but I found it a bit too acidic. I'm not sure which will be best, but I plan the to use one of the following 2 tweaks: 1) carmelize the red onions 2) add a teaspoon of honey to the marinade Also, go easy on the salt item not reviewed by moderator and published
Folks don?t just blindly add the full amount of salt that any of Ina's recipes call for. She is extremely heavy handed with salt to the point where I sometimes cringe. Ina is also using kosher salt which is a larger milder crystal than table salt, so if you are using table salt and adding the full amount she calls for you are making yourself a salt lick. The best advice I can give to anyone making any of her recipes is to salt to your tastes and try to use kosher salt. I made this recipe and it was really very good once you keep the salt in check. In my opinion Ina also seems to be heavy handed with fats too, so if you make any of her recipes you should keep that in mind. I use a lot of her recipes because they are basic good ingredients and don?t have a lot of processed products in them, but you have to watch out for the salt and fat or you will be overwhelmed and not use her recipes again. As far as the tuna goes, you should also cook that to your tastes. If you don?t feel that a more rare tuna is to your liking than cook it more or you will be disappointed; there is plenty of sauce here to moisten the tuna after cooking. item not reviewed by moderator and published
You will never eat tina out of a can after you eat this!!!! Everyone went home with a copy of this recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have NEVER written a review on any of the recipes but this one definitely deserved one. This was the most amazing thing I have ever tasted. It was simple and quick to make but had so much flavor! My husband kept saying, "I am going to crave this for the rest of my life!" item not reviewed by moderator and published
This tuna is raw and so grose. And all the salt that Ina uses is so sick. Did everyone see how she kept putting her spoon in her food? Not eatible. item not reviewed by moderator and published
A real crowd pleaser, healthy, inexpensive, quick and easy to make. Agree with other reviewers that you can cut in half or more the use of salt in the dressing as you are getting plenty of salt already from the seasoned stovetop Tuna and the soy sauce has plenty of salt already. That said, we added chopped butter lettuce to this and some baked/toasted artisan bread and you have a complete meal. You cold also make this a tuna salad wrap with Butter/Boston Llettuce. You spend pennies on the dollar from what you would pay for this at a top notch restaurant. Also we used key limes instead of regular limes. Bon appetit item not reviewed by moderator and published
It has large flavors and is very elegant. I have made it 2x, and a big hit each time! I have tried different recipes with tuna steaks and none have ever turned out very taste. I finally found one great recipe! thank you item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'm trying to eat more fish for health reasons and this recipe did it for me. I took note of other reviewer's posts and added a little less lime juice (b/c mine was very tart) and a bit of honey (tasted it before I dressed the salad). Thanks also for the suggestion to add arugula, which I did so I could get in more vegs. Delish. I can't believe I like it so much. Thanks Ina! Another hit! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love Ina but her recipes often call for more salt then I like. So just use common sense and add less salt. I actually didn't add any salt to the dressing. This was SO GOOD. The flavors were ALL THERE! Don't skip or replace anything! The tobasco + soy sause+ lime juice+ wasabi+ 2xonions+ olive oil= best flavors ever! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Everything was great until I added the dressing....we were unable to eat it because it was so bitter. My mistake for not checking the dressing first. Need to put less lime juice and zest in this one. I will try it again with less lime. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I am not sure this recipe is correct (there is another Ina Garten recipe for grilled tuna rolls which essentially the same - with less salt and lime juice). There was far too much salt and lime juice in the vinaigrette. Thankfully, we tasted it before adding it to tuna. It is delicious when done with appropriate amounts of salt (to taste) and lime juice (about 3 TBS). item not reviewed by moderator and published
What I would normally pay at least $15 for... only cost me a few $ to make! and so amazing.. this was so simple to make and so good! good isn't even a good enough word to describe.. I felt like I was eating something from a fancy, expensive restaurant.. I always try her recipes and never once have I been disappointed... :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a GREAT recipe! One of the things that I would change is the amount of onion flavor (shallots/red onion). My husband and I are not the biggest raw onion fans and the amount put into this was too overpowering for us. I would also use a tad less lime juice. Maybe my limes were just overabundant, but it was way too powerful! I will definitely be making this again! The tuna was superb! And the combination with the avocado is delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is hands down, one of the best fresh tuna salads I've had, and it was healthy too! I didn't use as much salt as the original recipe, and I served the salad over a bed of mixed baby greens. The tuna salad had enough flavor to act as a dressing for the greens. As always, Ina's recipes are the best! Long live the Queen of Food Network! :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
We started off making the dressing and when we tasted that by itself we thought that we'd either messed it up or that this was going to be a disaster. But after putting everything together (I added some arugula) it was great. Really delicious... item not reviewed by moderator and published
I had my doubts about this one...tuna looked a bit under cooked for my taste. However, this was a wonderful surprise and worth the time to make. Some reviewers commented about the salt, Ina always uses kosher salt, therefore, if you're using table salt, only use half the amount (1 t. kosher vs 1/2 t. table). item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband loves tuna salad, but I do not, so I was expecting to "tolerate" this.....Well, I loved it!! What a different and tasty vinaigrette! I cut up a head of romaine lettuce, mixed in the red onions, scallions, avocado, and a bit of the dressing, mixed well, and placed the tuna steaks on top of the lettuce, with more dressing drizzled over the top. Delicious and healthy!!! I cooked the tuna on the grill, and longer than suggested. Served with Almost-Famous Breadsticks from the July 2009 Foodnetwork magazine. Great dinner. item not reviewed by moderator and published
To Jenny from MA... most likely your dressing was too bitter/sour because of the lime juice, not the zest (unless you zested into the white pith of the citrus). To counteract the bitterness of the juice, you can always add sugar/honey to taste, and usually it comes around alright :) I've learned to always taste my dressing/marinade before I add it to salads, meats, vegetables, etc. I love seared tuna, and sometimes I put a crust of sesame seeds on the outside to give it even more texture. I am rating this purely based on the conception of the recipe, because I know it will be delicious when I make it :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was amazing. I saw it on the food network twice and decided it was time to make it. I was definitely blown away - it is a very tasty dish. I served it atop a bed of arugula instead of how she makes it on the show (in a sandwich) and added diced red bell pepper for both color and crunch. Next time, I will add salt to taste as the recipe called for way too much salt. For this I gave it 4 stars instead of 5. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is so easy and fresh; it is definitely a favorite in our house. I was wondering if anyone had any ideas for another ingredient I could add to it for a little more crunch other than the sesame seeds. Hoping for something that will stay consistent with the flavors while mixing up the textures a bit. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I will definitely be making this again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Absolutely lovely and I used leftovers! Eee gads! I brought the leftover tuna back to room temperature, heated very slightly on each side, set aside for 2 minutes and added it to the mixture. It was wonderful. I plan to bring a fresh batch of this and her Roasted Shrimp Salad to my friends and family weekend on the lake. Thanks again Ina for sharing!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wow, this is simply an unbelievable dish, nothing like that mayonnaise-y crap that everyone thinks about when they think about tuna salad. And healthy, too. This is simply a perfect combination of unique flavors, my partner loved this dish and he hates tuna steaks served rare. I served this with sushi rice. It's a great "fusion" dish that will impress anyone who likes tuna. Well done, Ina. You da bomb. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wonderful. I did omit the salt and thought it was perfect---so thanks to those who suggested to reduce the sodium. I shared this recipe with several friends who enjoyed my first attempt at this. Easily, this will be my go-to recipe when I want to impress and be healthy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Neither my husband or I are big fans of tuna...but this was fantastic! We cannot wait to make this again! Served with a simple side salad, fresh rolls and a wonderful meritage red...highly recommend to everyone! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This tuna salad was really really good. The only thing i didnt like about it was that Ina adds WAY too much salt. Dont add any outside salt and then taste it before you add some! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I make this every time tuna is on sale and looks fresh at the grocery store. It's fast and delicious. I usually make it with tuna steak medallions (that's what they carry at the market) and I cook it slightly longer than she recommended. I use bottled lime juice which I always have on hand, but I'm sure fresh juice and zest would make it better. I don't measure the ingredients for the vinaigrette, I think it should be to taste. But the mix of wasabi and hot sauce with soy and lime is delicious. My husband who can't tolerate rare fish, actually will gobble this up also. Make sure to get fresh fish! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I can't stand Ina, but I love this recipe. Good, even without the wasabi. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I came across this recipe when looking for alternative lunch options. Although I know that fresh, seared tuna make this recipe outstanding, I used two cans of canned tuna as a substitute. It turned out to be a fantastic, mayo-free version of traditional tuna salad. item not reviewed by moderator and published
...because I fully expected this to be a delicious recipe, and everyone seems to feel that way. However, my dressing came out so BITTER it was practically uneatable. In fact, I could not finish my salad. Perhaps I zested too much. I have no idea what went wrong, but I could not eat it. I am sure Ina would never put forth such an awful recipe, so it must have been my mistake. So, please beware the zest may be too much and too bitter. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was absolutely delicious and simple and it looked very elegant when plated. The dressing is great on other salads too. As usual another keeper from Ina. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This tastes as good as it looked when she prepared it on her show. The recipe is a bit different in her cookbook. After reading the reviews, I left the salt out of the dressing and reduced the lime zest/juice to 2 limes. Added about a teaspoon of fresh ginger because I had a jar of it in the fridge. I served it on top of arugula and made 'sushi rice' for the side (cooked white rice with rice wine vinegar to taste). Delicious. Be sure to let the tuna cool after searing to room temperature before mixing with the avacado, etc. I was in a bit of a rush and the avacados melted from the heat of the fish. Tasted great, but I had a bit of a green 'sauce' that distracted from the beauty of this simple dish. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Oh, my gosh! This is the best thing ever! It's the perfect salad. I hate regular tuna salad, and can't stand the canned tuna stuff. This stuff is not even in the same family. It was very easy to make and even easier to enjoy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've made this numerous times and it's one of our favorites. My husband is always happy when I say that I'm making grilled tuna salad. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was born and grew up in Japan and sometimes I see some Asian/Japanese dish recipes that are very "scary" to eat. But when I saw this on TV, I knew it would be good but I didn't think it would be this GREAT! This is one of the best fusion seared tuna salads I've had!!! It was sooo good, I emailed the recipes to my sisters who still live in Japan and made it two days in a row. I'm so glad Ina decided to experiment on it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This has become a family favorite! Everyone loves it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
looks delicious item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is so simple with very few ingredients and taste so good, even the next day it still tasted great. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this last night and boy was my honey impressed. Will confess that I made a few minor changes: used maybe a teaspoon of kosher salt in the vinaigrette, subtituted cucumber for the avocado, horseradish for the wasabi powder, honey doesn't like onions so I went a little heavy on the scallions instead and used 2 tuna steaks instead of 2 pounds. Now THIS is a healthful meal -- very filling, high protein, low fat, low carb. Just fantastic, like most of Ina's recipes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is so quick and easy and oh so tasty. My husband said how great it was after every bite he took. The flavors were just right. The only thing I left out was the wasabi as I don't care for it one bit. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I can't believe how good this was! I love the wasabi in there and the creaminess of the avocado. Incredible! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Unbelievably fresh, colorful, and tasty. Wow. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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