Flavorful with a splash of something new, this Seared Avocado Poke Salad Recipe adds something fresh and new to the salad line-up. The meaty ahi-tuna is marinated in wonderful flavors of sesame and sriracha, seared to perfection, and placed atop a bed of greens. The finishing touch of the drizzled dressing just takes it over the top!
I’m always looking for different ways to incorporate protein in my diet. I usually opt for chicken or beef just because its easy and doesn’t take a whole lot of thought….. insert me just being lazy. My kids love seafood so this year, NY Resolution #256, is to add more protein from the ocean! Insert this recipe right here. Ahi Tuna is easy to find at most grocery stores and is even in the freezer section of your grocery market. Some choose to eat this type of fish raw, but I don’t. I love it seared and cooked through… It’s delicious and a great addition to most salads!
Is Ahi Tuna fishy??
If you make it correctly, ahi tuna is not fishy at all!! That is one reason I love this fish. It doesn’t have the a distinct smell that will throw anyone off. When marinated and flavored, you aren’t going to be turned off by any fish-like taste/smell. It has a slightly meatier consistency than like tilapia or grouper, but won’t have the distinct smell and taste of something like salmon.
Is it safe to eat Ahi Tuna raw?
Raw ahi tuna is generally safe when properly handled and frozen to eliminate parasites. So a key to this is knowing and trusting where you tuna is coming from. A good thing to consider with tuna is that, while it a is highly nutritious, certain species of the fish have high levels of mercury, so it’s best to eat raw tuna in moderation.
Ingredients for our Seared Avocado Poke Salad Recipe:
- Ahi Tuna
- Green Onions
- Sesame Oil
- Sesame Seeds
- Soy Sauce
- Salad Greens
How to make our Seared Avocado Poke Salad Recipe:
First, cut the ahi tuna into small cubes and transfer them to a medium-sized bowl.
Next, in another small bowl, add the green onions, soy sauce, sesame oil, Srirarcha sauce and sesame seeds. Mix well.
Pour half the sauce mixture over the tuna and make sure the fish is coated evenly in the sauce mixture. Allow to marinate for 15-20 minutes in the refrigerator.
In a pan on medium-low, sear the pieces of tuna for 2-3 minutes on each side. They will turn from a pink color to a light brown.
In a bowl, place your salad greens and sliced avocado. Top with the cooked ahi and drizzle the remaining sauce overtop and enjoy!
The great thing about the marinated ahi tun is you can use it in a ton of other ways: make it with a broccoli stir fry, eat on its own with a side of rice and steamed vegetables, or even throw it in a quesadilla with cheese and tomatoes. The way it is marinated and prepared, it can be used in so many ways!
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- 12 Oz Ahi Tuna
- 1/4 cup Chopped Green Onion
- 4 tablespoons Soy Sauce
- 4 teaspoons seasame oil
- 3 teaspoons Sriracha
- 3 tablespoons of sesame seed
- 2 Avocados, diced
- 3 Cups Mixed Salad Greens
- Cut the ahi tuna into small cubes and transfer them to a medium bowl.
- Next, in another bowl, add the green onions, soy sauce, sesame oil, Srirarcha sauce and sesame seeds. Mix well.
- Pour half the sauce over the tuna and make sure the fish is coated evenly in the sauce mixture. Allow to marinate for 15-20 minutes in the refrigerator.
- In a pan on medium-low, sear the pieces of tuna for 2-3 minutes on each side.
- Gently mix in the avocado and salad greens, top with the cooked ahi and drizzle with the remaining sauce.
When cooking the ahi, try to place the pieces in one even layer and not on top of each other. Depending on the size pan you use, this could take a few batches.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 409Total Fat: 27gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 21gCholesterol: 40mgSodium: 573mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 11gSugar: 2gProtein: 30g
(Nutritional information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)