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Ahi Tuna Salad


Explore the delightful taste of Ahi Tuna Salad featuring juicy cherry tomatoes, creamy avocado, and tangy red onion!

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1 tuna steak
6 ounces cherry tomato(es) 150 g
1 red onion(s)
1 avocado
2 sprigs spring onion(s)
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 tabespoons red wine vinegar
to taste salt
to taste black pepper
1 tablespoon sesame seeds

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6 oz (150 g)
Serving Size
16.5 g
33.9 g
18.9 g
5.9 g
Saturated Fat
10.7 g
25 mg
7.4 g
35 mg
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      About the Recipe


      Explore the delightful taste of Ahi Tuna Salad featuring juicy cherry tomatoes, creamy avocado, and tangy red onion!

      Ready Ahi Tuna salad on a white plate.

      What is the best season to make this recipe?

      Ahi Tuna Salad shines during the warmer months when cherry tomatoes and avocados are in peak season, their flavors bursting with vibrant freshness.

      Summer and spring offer the ideal backdrop for indulging in this delightful salad.

      What are the health benefits of this dish?

      This Ahi Tuna Salad packs a nutritional punch.

      Rich in omega-3 fatty acids, protein, vitamins, and minerals, tuna promotes heart health, boosts metabolism, and supports muscle growth and repair.

      Avocado contributes healthy fats, while cherry tomatoes provide a dose of antioxidants and fiber.

      Together, they create a balanced, nutrient-rich dish that nourishes the body and delights the senses.

      Where can I buy the required ingredients?

      For the freshest ingredients, consider visiting your local farmer’s market or seafood market.

      Look for ripe avocados, sweet cherry tomatoes, and high-quality Ahi tuna.

      Can I substitute any of the ingredients?

      While the beauty of Ahi Tuna Salad lies in its simplicity, there is room for experimentation.

      If cherry tomatoes are out of season, choose grape tomatoes or heirloom varieties for a burst of color and flavor.

      Red onions can be substituted with shallots or scallions for a milder taste.

      As for the dressing, balsamic vinegar or lemon juice can be used in place of red wine vinegar for a tangy twist.

      Can I make this dish part of a menu?

      Sure! Ahi Tuna Salad pairs beautifully with a variety of dishes, making it a versatile addition to any menu.

      Serve it as an appetizer alongside crusty artisan bread.

      For the main dish, you can serve Beef Wellington or Ocopus in Port wine. Pair it with Simple Boiled Red Potatoes.

      For dessert, I recommend my Chocolate Raspberry Tart or Apple Cinnamon Cake.


      Ready Ahi Tuna Salad on a plate.

      Which drinks pair well with this dish?

      Complement the delicate flavors of Ahi Tuna Salad with crisp white wines such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

      For a non-alcoholic option, sparkling water infused with citrus or cucumber adds a refreshing touch that enhances the salad’s flavors without overpowering them.

      How long can I store the leftovers?

      While Ahi Tuna Salad is best enjoyed fresh, leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one day.

      Keep in mind that the avocado may oxidize over time, so it’s best to consume the salad soon after preparing it for optimal taste and texture.

      Recipe tips & tricks

      • When searing the tuna, ensure the skillet is hot to achieve a perfect sear while keeping the center rare.
      • Use ripe avocados for creaminess and flavor.
      • Toss the salad gently to avoid crushing the ingredients and maintain their integrity.
      • Experiment with different herbs and spices to customize the flavor profile to your liking.

      This Ahi Tuna Salad recipe is perfect for your next dinner party! With its vibrant colors, fresh ingredients, and exquisite flavors, it’s sure to become a favorite in your kitchen!

      Delicious Ahi tUna Salad with Cherry tomatoes on a plate.

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      2 min

      Prepare ingredients

      Wash tomatoes. Peel red onion. Cut avocado in halves.

      1 min

      Season Tuna Steak

      Season tuna steak with salt and sesame seeds.

      3 min

      Cut vegetables

      Cut tomatoes, slice avocado, and red onion.

      3 min

      Sear tuna

      Heat a pan with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Sear tuna steak in a pan on both sides for 2-3 minutes in total.

      1 min

      Assemble salad

      Assemble all vegetables on a place. Top salad with seared tuna steak. Mix 2 tablespoons of olive oil and 2 tablespoons of red wine vinegar in a small bowl, add a little bit of salt and black pepper, mix with a fork. Drizzle the dressing over the salad.

      1 min


      Your Ahi Tuna Salad is ready. Enjoy!



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