Seared Ahi & Avocado Salad with Sesame-Miso Dressing

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41 g
Total Fat
8 g
Dietary Fiber
40 g
17 g
Total Carbs
 Seared Ahi & Avocado Salad with Sesame-Miso Dressing

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


Serves: 4
    Sesame-Miso Dressing (see make-ahead recipe below)
Tbsp.  soy sauce
  (5-oz.) ahi tuna steaks
1/2  cup  white and/or black sesame seeds
  As needed  Oil, for grilling
  ripe, Fresh California Avocados, halved and seeded
Tbsp.  fresh lemon juice
  (5-oz.) bag baby lettuces
    Sesame-Miso Dressing
  green onion, minced
Tbsp.  white miso paste
1/3  cup  water
tsp.  sugar
Tbsp.  canola oil
tsp.  toasted sesame oil

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


  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.

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

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%


*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 Calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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