Seared tuna & cucumber salad served on a plate

Seared tuna & cucumber salad

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Prep: 35 mins Cook: 5 mins 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 and extra info

Nutrition: Per serving (8)

  • kcal254
  • fat11g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs9g
  • sugars8g
  • fibre3g
  • protein29g
  • salt1.9g
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Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
    Soy sauce

    Soy sauce

    soy sor-s

    An Asian condiment and ingredient that comes in a variety of of varieties ranging from light to…

  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp cracked black pepper
  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    A variety of oils can be used for baking. Sunflower is the one we use most often at Good Food as…

  • 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
    Ginger

    Ginger

    jin-jer

    Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…

  • 2 tbsp sushi ginger, finely chopped (optional)
  • 2 sheets nori, cut into strips
  • 3 tbsp mirin
  • 2 limes, juiced
    Lime

    Lime

    ly-m

    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • 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
    Soy sauce

    Soy sauce

    soy sor-s

    An Asian condiment and ingredient that comes in a variety of of varieties ranging from light to…

  • 1 tsp wasabi, or to taste
    Wasabi

    Wasabi

    wah-sarb-ee

    The Japanese answer to horseradish, wasabi is related to watercress and grows in a similar way,…

  • 1 lime, juiced
    Lime

    Lime

    ly-m

    The same shape, but smaller than…

Method

  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.

  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. 

  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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