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Easy Seared Ahi Salad 4 May, 2018 | Main Dishes

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  • 1 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 1⁄2 tsp. red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • 1⁄2 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1⁄2 tsp. toasted sesame oil
  • 1 1⁄2 tsp. white sesame seeds, lightly toasted
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled
  • 1 (2”) piece ginger, peeled and grated
  • 5 1⁄2 tbsp. coarsely ground black pepper, plus more to taste
  • 3⁄4 cup olive oil
  • 8 oz. tuna steak, preferably sushi grade
  • 1 tbsp. coarse salt, plus more to taste
  • 8 oz. sugar snap peas, strings discarded, cut crosswise into 1” pieces
  • 1⁄4 cup roughly chopped mint
  • 1 tsp. black sesame seeds, lightly toasted
  • 2 watermelon or 6 large regular red radishes, halved and thinly sliced


1. Purée soy sauce, vinegar, honey, mustard, sesame oil, 1⁄2 tsp. of the white sesame seeds, garlic, ginger, and 1 1⁄2 tbsp. of pepper in a blender until smooth. With the motor running, drizzle in 1⁄2 cup of the olive oil until dressing is emulsified; set aside.

2. Heat remaining canola oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Season tuna with remaining pepper and salt; cook, flipping once, until medium rare, 2–4 minutes. Let cool, then cut into 1⁄2” pieces and transfer to a bowl. Add reserved dressing, snap peas, mint, remaining white and black sesame seeds, radishes, salt, and pepper.

3. Toss gently to combine and let sit 30 minutes before serving.

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