Tuna Salad

Total Time:
12 min
10 min
2 min

4 servings

  • 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

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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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

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