Fresh Tuna Salad with Sesame Soy Dressing

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recipe by Octopus Publishing

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based on 3 ratings

This tasty salad couldn’t be quicker or easier. The simple Asian-inspired dressing would also be delicious with noodle salad or mixed leaves. Buy the freshest tuna you can find to create a mouth-watering lunch or starter in minutes.

recipe updated Mar 19, 2020


  • Tuna steak icon
    Tuna steak
    350 g (about 350)
  • Yellow cherry tomatoes icon
    Yellow cherry tomatoes
    150 g (about 150)
  • Cucumber icon
    1 (about 300 g)
  • Soy sauce icon
    Soy sauce
    3 tbsp (about 54 g)
  • Wasabi icon
    1 tsp (about 5 g)
  • Sake icon
    1 tbsp (about 15 g)
  • Arugula icon
    200 g (about 8 ¼ cups)
  • Lime juice icon
    Lime juice
    1 tbsp (about 15 g)
  • Brown sugar icon
    Brown sugar
    1 tsp (about 4.05 g)
  • Sesame oil icon
    Sesame oil
    2 tsp (about 9.2 g)


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  • kCook icon Serving plate
  • kCook icon Medium bowl
  • kCook icon Frying pan
  • kCook icon Small bowl

Step preview

  1. Add soy sauce, wasabi and sake to a clean medium bowl
  2. Combine with tablespoon
  3. Mix in tuna steak to the fish
  4. Cover in fridge and continue
  5. Arrange arugula, yellow cherry tomatoes and cucumber in a clean serving plate
  6. Add soy sauce, lime juice, brown sugar and sesame oil to a clean small bowl
  7. Mix until sugar has dissolved then set aside
  8. Heat - high heat
  9. Transfer fish to frying pan
  10. Sear each side - approx 10 sec
  11. Transfer fish to salad
  12. Drizzle dressing
  13. Serve
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