Sesame-Crusted Seared Ahi Salad

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Learn how to properly sear your ahi steak and serve it on a bed of greens. This low-carb salad is sure to spice up your next dinner!


  • 1 ½ lbs sushi-grade ahi tuna
  • Coconut oil spray
  • ¼ cup sesame seeds
  • 2 tbsp peanut oil
  • 1 bell pepper, julienned
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 roma tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 cucumber, cut in half and sliced
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 8 cups mixed greens
  • Your favorite Asian dressing: ginger or sesame taste great! *


  1. Coat tuna on both sides with coconut oil spray. Sprinkle one side of tuna steaks with sesame seeds and pat them in; repeat on other side.
  2. Heat peanut oil in a sauté pan over medium high heat. Add tuna and sear for about 3-4 minutes. Flip over and let sear an additional 2-3 minutes, or until you have an even sear on both sides.
  3. Remove tuna from heat and place on a cutting board. Let rest a few minutes and then slice.
  4. Top mixed greens with bell pepper, green onions, tomatoes, cucumber, and avocado. Toss with dressing. Lay sliced ahi over the top and sprinkle with additional sesame seeds if desired.


*To make this dish gluten-free, use gluten-free salad dressing.