Seared Ahi & Avocado Salad with Sesame-Miso Dressing

Total Time: 5 min

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Nutrition Facts

Nutrition information
per serving

Calories 590
Total Fat 41g
Saturated Fat 5g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 6g
Monounsaturated Fat 18g
Cholesterol 55mg
Sodium 660mg
Total Carbs 17g
Dietary Fiber 8g
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 40g
Potassium 866mg

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%


*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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

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Serves: 4

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
  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.

Did You Know?

It’s actually easy to create an avocado rose. If you want to elevate the presentation of a meal, just add a beautiful avocado rose. Or you could add one of these delicious California Avocado side dish recipes.

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


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