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Seared Ahi & Avocado Salad with Sesame-Miso Dressing

Total time:

5 min

Prep time:


Cook time:

5 min

Nutritional Highlights (Per serving) See Full
590 Calories
41 g Fat
8 g Fiber
660 mg Sodium
17 g Carbs
Seared Ahi & Avocado Salad with Sesame-Miso Dressing


Seared ahi tuna, Fresh California Avocados and a sesame-miso dressing top fresh baby lettuces.


Serves: 4

As needed Sesame-Miso Dressing (see make-ahead recipe below)
1 Tbsp. soy sauce
4 (5-oz.) ahi tuna steaks
1/2 cup white and/or black sesame seeds
As needed Oil, for grilling
2 ripe, Fresh California Avocados, halved and seeded
2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1 (5-oz.) bag baby lettuces
Sesame-Miso Dressing
1 green onion, minced
2 Tbsp. white miso paste
1/3 cup water
2 tsp. sugar
2 Tbsp. canola oil
1 tsp. toasted sesame oil

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting.
Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados.


  1. Prepare dressing. In a small bowl, combine soy sauce with an equal amount of the dressing. Reserve remaining dressing.
  2. Brush soy sauce-dressing mixture over both sides of the ahi steaks.
  3. Place sesame seeds in a flat bowl. Press each ahi steak into the seeds to coat, set aside.
  4. Heat grill or stove-top grill pan to high heat. Brush lightly with oil.
  5. Brush cut-side of avocados with lemon juice and place avocados on hot grill/pan, cut-side down. Grill for two to three minutes; place on salad greens.
  6. Add ahi steaks to grill/pan and sear for about 30 seconds each side for rare tuna, or cook 2 to 3 minutes per side if you prefer more well-done ahi.
  7. Let seared fish rest for a couple of minutes, then slice. Place ahi slices on salad next to the grilled avocado halves.
  8. Fill each avocado with a spoonful of the dressing; drizzle remaining dressing on salad and serve.

Sesame-Miso Dressing

  1. Whisk together all dressing ingredients until smooth.

Serving Suggestions:
Garnish with green onion curls if desired.

Beverage Pairings:
Try with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc or iced green tea.

*Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.

Nutrition information per serving

Calories 590
Total Fat 41 g (Sat 5 g, Trans 0 g, Poly 6 g, Mono 18 g)
Cholesterol 55 mg
Sodium 660 mg
Potassium 866 mg
Total Carbohydrates 17 g
Dietary Fiber 8 g
Total Sugar 5 g
Protein 40 g

Vitamin A 3441 IU; Vitamin C 13 mg; Calcium 91 mg; Iron 3 mg; Vitamin D 0 IU; Folate 93 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 2.5 g

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 70%; Vitamin C 20%; Calcium 10%; Iron 20%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 Calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


(2 Ratings)