Seared Tuna Salad Recipe


  • 3 cups ( or 10 oz ) munggo bean sprouts/ toge
  • 1 lb yellow fin or ahi tuna
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup cucumber, peeled, seeds scooped out and sliced ¼ inch thick
  • 2 cups snow peas, ends removed and cut in half
  • 6 cherry tomatoes quartered
  • ½ cup chopped scallion
  • 2 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • 1 tsp toasted sesame seeds


  • 3 tsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1 extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and white pepper to taste
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Rinse and dry munggo bean sprouts. This can be done easily in a salad spinner. Lay out pile of sprouts on cutting board and chop a couple times. Place in a bowl and add rest of salad ingredients.
  2. Whisk together  dressing ingredients.
  3. Preheat stainless steel 10 – 12 inch skillet over medium high heat for 2 minutes.
  4. Rub tuna with lemon juice and season with a little salt and pepper. Place on hot pan and cook for 1 ½ minutes. Turn and cook another 1 ½ minutes. Cut tuna into 1 – inch pieces and toss with rest of salad ingredients and dressing. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve.

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