Ahi Tuna Salad with Citrus-Cilantro Vinaigrette

Citrus and cilantro vinaigrette provides a simple addition to this tasty tuna salad that's ready in 30 minutes - perfect for dinner.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 4

Vinaigrette

1
teaspoon grated orange peel
1/2
cup fresh orange juice
1
tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
1
tablespoon lemon juice
1
tablespoon Dijon mustard
1
tablespoon honey
1/8
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon pepper

Salad

4
sashimi-grade ahi tuna fillets (4 oz each)
1
teaspoon olive oil
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon pepper
6
cups loosely packed mixed salad greens
24
small mandarin orange segments
2
tablespoons chopped green onions (2 medium)
2
teaspoons sliced almonds

  • 1 In small bowl, beat all vinaigrette ingredients with wire whisk until well blended. Cover; refrigerate.
  • 2 Lightly brush both sides of tuna fillets with oil; sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper. In 12-inch nonstick skillet, cook tuna over medium-high heat 1 minute on each side for rare doneness. Place on plate; refrigerate 5 to 10 minutes.
  • 3 On cutting board, cut tuna diagonally into 1/4-inch slices.
  • 4 On each of 4 plates, arrange 1 1/2 cups greens; top with 6 orange segments, 1 1/2 teaspoons onions and 1/2 teaspoon almonds. Arrange tuna on greens. Drizzle 3 tablespoons dressing over tuna and greens on each plate.

Expert Tips

Sashimi-grade tuna is specially processed following Good Manufacturing Processes established by the U.S. government. If sashimi-grade tuna is not available, use regular tuna and cook to an internal temperature of 145°F.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
220
(
Calories from Fat
70),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
8%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
65mg
65%;
Sodium
550mg
550%;
Total Carbohydrate
14g
14%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
10g
10%
),
Protein
24g
24%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
100%;
Vitamin C
60%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 3 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.