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a bowl of tuna salad with kale, spinach, purple cabbage, carrots and sliced almonds.

Sesame Seared Ahi Tuna Salad

  • Author: Maddie
  • Total Time: 26 minutes
  • Yield: 2 Servings 1x


This Sesame seared Ahi Tuna Salad recipe is a perfect blend of textures, colors,  and flavors that will satisfy and nourish you. Packed with nutrient-dense ingredients, this salad is delicious and a wholesome meal option. Let’s dive into the recipe and learn how to create this refreshing dish.


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  • 1/4 cup of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/4 cup of Lime Juice
  • 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons of Honey
  • 1/2 tablespoon of mustard
  • 2 tablespoons of Plain Greek Yogurt (Optional)
  • Salt/Pepper to Taste


  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons of sesame seeds
  • 8 ounces of tuna steak, seared and sliced
  • 3 ounces Kale, chopped
  • 2 ounces of baby spinach, chopped
  • 2 ounces carrot, shredded
  • 3 ounces purple cabbage, shredded
  • 3 ounces tomato, chopped
  • 3 ounces avocado, cut into small cubes
  • 2 ounces un-shelled edamame, cooked
  • 3 ounces Goat Cheese, crumbled
  • 1 tablespoon of Sesame Seeds
  • 1 tablespoon sliced almonds, toasted


  1. Prep the Dressing: Mix all the dressing ingredients in an 8-ounce glass jar. Close the lid and shake until everything is mixed well. Set aside.
  2. Toast the Sesame Seeds: Heat the sesame oil in a pan over medium heat. Add the sesame seeds and cook for 1-2 minutes until lightly toasted. This will enhance the nutty flavor of the seeds. Take off the heat and set aside.
  3. Prep the Tuna: Slice the seared tuna steak into thin strips. This tender and succulent fish will be the star protein of our salad.
  4. Prep the Greens: Combine the chopped kale, baby spinach, shredded carrot, purple cabbage, chopped tomato, cubed avocado, and cooked edamame in a large salad bowl. These vibrant and nutritious greens will provide a variety of textures and flavors to the salad.
  5. Add the Cheese: Add the crumbled goat cheese to the salad bowl.
  6. Pour the Dressing: over the salad and toss gently to coat all the ingredients.
  7. Divide the Sala into two plates or bowls and topped with sliced seared tuna.
  8. Sprinkle toasted sesame seeds and sliced almonds over the salads.
  9. Serve and Enjoy!



  • Choose fresh and high quality tuna
  • Don’t overdress the Salad
  • Make Ahead:
    • Dressing: You can prepare the dressing in advance and store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
    • Chopped Vegetables: prepare the sale baby spinach, shredded carrots, and purple cabbage ahead of time. Store them in a jar or in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 1-2 days.
  • Storage: For the best taste and texture, it is recommended to consume the Sesame Seared Ahi Tuna Salad Fresh.
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 minute
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Toss
  • Cuisine: n/a


  • Serving Size: 1 Serving
  • Calories: 519
  • Sugar: 8
  • Sodium: 265
  • Fat: 37
  • Saturated Fat: 10
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 22
  • Fiber: 8
  • Protein: 56
  • Cholesterol: 45

Keywords: Salad, Ahi, tuna, Kale, Spinach, Avocado,