Asian Tuna Salad with Grapes
JT Walker’s Restaurant & Brewery
Fresh tuna is seasoned and quickly seared to create a beat-the-heat salad that is light but satisfying. The salad features a mashup of global flavors, combining Cajun spice with wasabi dressing and Asian rice noodles.
6 oz. yellowfin or ahi tuna
1 tsp. Cajun seasoning
6 oz. dry Asian rice noodles
2 cups fresh spinach
½ cup mandarin orange segments
½ cup red, seedless grapes
2 tbsp. prepared cucumber wasabi dressing
- Sprinkle both sides of tuna with Cajun seasoning. In saute pan over medium heat, cook tuna on one side for 5 to 6 minutes; flip and cook on other side for 5 minutes, or until or desired doneness.
- Cook Asian rice noodles according to package directions; set aside.
- In medium bowl, toss spinach, oranges, grapes and noodles; transfer to serving plate or shallow bowl. Slice cooked tuna and fan over top of salad. Serve with cucumber wasabi dressing on the side.
Photo courtesy of California Table Grape Commission