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Sesame Ahi Salad

Tuna, as well as salmon and sardines, are high in omega-3 fatty acids, which help raise protective HDL cholesterol levels. You’ll love the taste of this crisp, satisfying salad!

Makes 1 serving. Total preparation time: 5 minutes.

Preparation


1. Heat sesame oil in a pan over high heat. Sear fish for 2 minutes on both sides.

2. In a large bowl, toss baby greens, edamame, red bell pepper, snap peas, carrot, and nori.

3. In a blender, purée vinegar, agave, water, sesame oil, soy sauce, sesame seeds, crushed red pepper and shallots. Pour dressing over salad ingredients, toss and serve with sliced ahi on top. Serve with cooked brown rice.


Per serving: 498 calories, 19g total fat, 1g saturated fat, 43mg cholesterol, 303mg sodium, 630mg potassium, 49g total carbohydrate, 15g dietary fiber, 44g protein

Ingredients

1 teaspoon sesame oil

4 ounces ahi tuna
1 1⁄2 cups mixed baby greens (or romaine lettuce, spinach and kale)
1⁄2 cup shelled edamame
1⁄4 red bell pepper, diced
1⁄4 cup snap peas diced, or green beans
1 carrot or celery rib, diced
1 sheet of toasted nori seaweed, folded and sliced or cut in pieces with scissors
1⁄2 cup brown rice, cooked

Dressing

1⁄2 tablespoon rice vinegar
1⁄2 teaspoon agave nectar
1 tablespoon water
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon low-sodium soy sauce or Bragg Liquid Aminos
1 teaspoon raw sesame seeds
1⁄8 teaspoon crushed red pepper or 1⁄4 teaspoon sriracha
1 tablespoon shallots, green or red onion

We realize that you may not always have the time to cook meals from scratch, and that a quick and easy substitution may be needed. We always recommend cooking the real thing, but in a pinch you can try this instead:

Buy Asian salad mix kit. Add snap peas or edamame, diced red bell peppers and 1/2 cup brown rice. Then toss with a little of the salad dressing from the salad kit. Slice seared ahi tuna steak and serve with dressing on the side. Enjoy!

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