Saladstop-Inspired Seared Tuna Salad (Tuna San)

2 servings
Wait Time
10 Mins
Active Time
20 Mins

This high-protein salad gets you tasty, lightly seared tuna on a bed of lettuce, edamame, oranges, and tomatoes tossed in honey-wasabi dressing. When buying tuna, look for sashimi-grade cuts in your local grocery's frozen seafood section. Or better yet, swing by a Japanese specialty store for the real deal.

Seared Tuna

  • 1 block tuna, about 300g
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp wasabi


  • 4 cups lettuce, washed and dried
  • ¼ cup edamame, shelled
  • ¼ cup mandarin orange slices
  • ¼ cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • ¼ cup avocado, diced
  • sesame seeds, for garnish

Cook tuna: Coat the tuna in olive oil and season with salt and pepper. In a pan over high heat, sear the tuna for 30 seconds per side. The fish should have a browned, cooked outside with a pinkish center. Remove tuna from heat and rest for 10 minutes before slicing. Set aside.


Make the dressing: Combine olive oil, soy sauce, honey, lemon juice, and wasabi in a large mixing bowl. Whisk until well combined.


Toss salad: Add lettuce, edamame, oranges, tomatoes, and avocado to the dressing. Toss well until salad is evenly coated.


Serve: Divide salad between two bowls, or transfer to a big serving bowl. Top with sliced tuna. Garnish with sesame seeds and serve.

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