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Seared tuna & cucumber salad served on a plate

Seared tuna & cucumber salad

Rating: 5 out of 5.4 ratings
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
    • plus resting and 1 hr marinating
  • Easy
  • Serves 6-8

This Asian-inspired sharing salad is topped with flavour-packed marinated tuna steaks – great for lunch or a light dinner

Nutrition: Per serving (8)


  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp cracked black pepper
  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 400g yellowfin tuna steaks

For the salad

  • 3 cucumber , peeled, halved, deseeded and cut into ribbons or spiralised
  • 1 mooli (or use extra breakfast radishes, see below), peeled and cut into ribbons or spiralised
  • 8 breakfast radish , trimmed and finely sliced
  • small piece ginger , peeled and cut into thin matchsticks
  • 2 tbsp sushi ginger , finely chopped (optional)
  • 2 sheets nori , cut into strips
  • 3 tbsp mirin
  • 2 limes , juiced
  • large bunch coriander , chopped
  • 1 red chilli , deseeded and chopped
  • 1 tbsp coriander seeds , toasted and lightly crushed, to serve

For the dressing

  • 4 tbsp natural yogurt
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp wasabi , or to taste
  • 1 lime , juiced


  • STEP 1

    Whisk the soy sauce, sesame oil and pepper together in a shallow dish. Heat the sunflower oil in a non-stick frying pan. Sear the steaks on both sides until cooked to your liking. Transfer to the dish with the marinade, then chill for 1 hr. Turn the steaks, then continue to chill until ready to assemble.

  • STEP 2

    Tip all the veg into a large serving bowl with both types of ginger and the nori. Drizzle over the mirin and lime juice, then add the coriander and chilli. Toss and rest for 20 mins. 

  • STEP 3

    Make the dressing by whisking everything together. To serve, slice the tuna and arrange over the salad, then sprinkle over the coriander seeds and drizzle over the dressing.

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Recipe from July 2019, July 2019

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