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Blackened Tuna Salad

Prep Time:

5 Minutes

Cook Time:

10 Minutes



About the Recipe

Indulge in the vibrant flavors of our Blackened Tuna Salad, a quick and delightful creation that can be prepared in under 15 minutes! This sensational dish showcases the succulent tenderness of fresh tuna, perfectly seared with a fragrant blackened seasoning. As you take each delectable bite, the fiery notes of the seasoning meld harmoniously with the crispness of mixed salad greens and the burst of flavor from juicy cherry tomatoes. Get ready to embark on a culinary journey that awakens your taste buds and leaves you craving for more. Experience a salad like never before with our irresistible Blackened Tuna Salad!

The Ingredients

Wasabi Ginger Vinaigrette

• 1/3 cup vegetable or Avocado oil

• 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (1 to 1 1/2 limes)

• 1 Tablespoon sesame oil

• 1 1/2 Tablespoons soy sauce

• 1 Tablespoon rice wine vinegar

• 1 Tablespoon grated ginger

• 2 Tablespoons honey or sweetener of choice

• 1 to 2 Tablespoons wasabi paste (can adjust to your preference)

• 1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds

Blackened Tuna Salad

• 1 lb tuna steak (1 1/2 inch thick)

• 1 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground multicolored pepper

• 1/2 teaspoon salt

• 1/2 teaspoon cayenne (reduce or omit for less "heat")

• 1/2 teaspoon garlic

• 1/2 teaspoon onion

• 1/4 teaspoon thyme

• 1 teaspoon smoked paprika

• 1 Tablespoon olive oil (for pan frying)

• Your favorite salad mix

The Method

Wasabi Ginger Vinaigrette

Step 1

Combine all ingredients in a mason jar and shake well until completely combined.

Step 2

Tastes best at room temperature. If you have any left over, refrigerate up to 4 days.  When you are ready to use again, let sit for 10 to 15 minutes at room temperature and shake well before using.

Blackened Tuna Salad

Step 1 

Combine pepper, salt, cayenne, garlic, onion, thyme, and paprika. Mix well.

Step 2

Coat both sides of the tuna steak thoroughly with the dry seasonings. Pat and press in, do not rub in.

Step 3

Heat pan to medium-high. Add olive oil.

Step 4

Add tuna steak to the hot pan. Cook for 1-2 minutes or until the steak cooks and turns a white color 20% up the side. Flip and repeat the other side to 20%.

Step 5

Remove steak and allow it to rest 5 minutes. Prepare your salad as desired.

Step 6

Place tuna steak on the salad. Drizzle with the Wasabi Ginger Vinaigrette. Enjoy!


1. Pairs well with Pinot Noir.

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