Seared Dijon Tuna over Asian Ginger Salad

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SPOILER ALERT:  This post contains a delicious recipe for making seared tuna for under 250 calories!


We recently held a feast for our group here in the Outer Banks, North Carolina. Among other things, we had corn on the cob, chicken, salad broccoli, parmesan Risotto, and seared tuna.  With that volume of available grub, it was more of a pick-and-choose, buffet kind of meal than a meal during which everyone eats every available dish.  My favorite was a seared tuna salad we made with ginger dressing and dijon mustard.

What you need (makes enough for a group of 6-8):
  • 1 bag of spinach (either baby spinach or regular spinach that has been pulled apart or cut up)
  • Low Fat Sesame Ginger Dressing
  • 2 tomatoes, cut into wedges
  • Feta Cheese
  • Sesame seeds
  • Tuna
  • Dijon Mustard

What you need to do:
  1. On the grill, sear a filet of Tuna.  The idea is to sear the outsides without cooking it all the way through.  Not sure how to sear a tuna steak? Watch the video below to learn from a real life chef.
  2. Put Spinach, cut tomatoes, sesame seeds, and feta cheese together in a bowl.
  3. On each plate, add some salad and salad dressing.
  4. Add thin slices of the Tuna filet.
  5. Drizzle dijon mustard over the tuna pieces.

This nutritional information is what I whipped up using Caloriecount to build my meal. They've got a really cool program going on over there.

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  1. Sounds yummy! I've only ever had tuna from a can, how sad is that?? :-)

  2. I'm not a big tuna fan but this seriously sounds good!

  3. Kim - AH! It's such a different taste! Seared Tuna doesn't even taste fishy. Try it!
    Bethany - I definitely used to be grossed out by tuna because I thought it smelled weird... but since I've discovered seared tuna filets, I'm a new fan :)

  4. I agree with Bethany G, I usually don't like tuna but this could make me like it! I also wanted to invite you over to my cookbook giveaway that is going on right now. Today is the last day to enter so stop on by! Hope you are having a great week :)


  5. This looks great! I am always looking for new ways to cook fish! I haven't tried tuna like this, so perfect!

  6. You live in the Outer Banks of North Carolina? I'm sooooo jealous! :)

    I, too, am always looking for new ways to use fish, which is so good for us. Thanks for the wonderful-looking recipe. Come visit me!

    Cindy @ Notes in the Key of Life


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