Ahi tuna salad

Recipe Information

Ahi tuna salad is a delicious Asian recipe usually served as a appetizer. It requires about 20 minutes of prep time and about 1 hour of cooking time for a combined total time of 1 hour, 20 minutes. The overall cooking skill level is considered easy. This recipe will yield 4 servings if prepared as directed.
Servings 4
Preparation Time 20 Minutes
Cook Time 1 Hour
Total Time 1 Hour, 20 Minutes
Difficulty Easy
Main Ingredient Tuna
Category Seafood
Meal Lunch; Dinner
Type Appetizer; Side Dish; Main Dish
Subtype Salad
Cuisine Asian


  • 1 and 1/4 pounds ahi tuna

  • 1/4 cup onion, minced

  • 1/4 cup green onion, minced

  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced

  • 2 tablespoons lightly crumbled seaweed

  • 1 tablespoon roasted macadamia nuts, ground

  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil

  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes

  • 8 leaves iceberg lettuce

  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, for garnish


  • Grind the roasted macadamia nuts in a spice grinder.

  • Slice the ahi tuna into ½ inch slices or cubes.

  • In a large bowl, mix the ahi tuna with all the other ingredients: onion, green onion, ginger, seaweed, macadamia nuts, sesame oil, and crushed red pepper flakes.

  • Cover the mixture and refrigerate for one hour.

  • Serve the ahi tuna mixture on top of iceburg lettuce.

  • Add cilantro on top for garnish.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories: 203 cal

  • Total fat: 6g

  • Saturated fat: 1g

  • Cholesterol: 64mg

  • Sodium: 78mg

  • Potassium: 718mg

  • Carbohydrate: 3g

  • Fiber: 1g

  • Protein: 34g