The Hawaiian Ahi Tuna Salad is one of my most loved salads. The restaurant Seasons 52 has a salad on their menu called Maui Tuna Crunch salad that I absolutely love. This is my version of that same salad. It brings all of my favorites together, the velvety smoothness of the tuna, the crunch of the jicama and almonds, and the sweetness and tanginess of the salad dressing. The combination of these ingredients is a delight to the senses and Point friendly to boot!
The ingredients for this salad are limited but unique:
First prep the tuna for searing. Pat the tuna dry and season with salt and pepper:
Next place tuna on a preheated, greased grill pan or electric griddle for approximately 2 minutes until seared, i.e. brown on the outsides and pink in the middle:
Allow tuna to rest while you prepare the rest of the salad:
Prepare pineapple for grilling. To easily slice the pineapple in rings, use a pineapple corer (you can find one in my blog post for 19 Essential Tools for Your Weight Loss Journey
Core the pineapple and remove the fruit from the rind:
Place the slice of pineapple on the grill pan or electric griddle for approximately 2 minutes:
Remove pineapple rings from grill/griddle and let cool while you assemble remaining ingredients.
Peel the jicama using either a knife or parer. If you’ve never eaten jicama before it’s a very crunchy root vegetable that is mild in taste:
Slice the jicama into matchsticks. You can cut them into smaller, bite-sized pieces as well if you prefer:
Next assemble the salad by adding the lettuce, jicama, and pineapple to the bowl. Add salad dressing and toss. Sprinkle almonds on top of mixed salad. Slice tuna and add to salad:
Hawaiian Ahi Tuna Salad
- 5 ounces ahi tuna
- 2 cups lettuce greens or arugula
- 1/4 cup jicama
- 1/2 cup pineapple rings
- 1 Tbsp sliced almonds
- 2 Tbsp Asian Sesame dressing I use Annie's Asian Sesame Dressing
- Spray grill pan or electric grill with cooking spray and preheat.
- Prepare tuna for cooking by patting dry both sides
- Sear tuna on grill pan or electric grill for approximately 2-3 minutes each side. Tuna will still be pink inside once seared. Remove tuna from cooking surface and allow to rest for 5 minutes.
- Put pineapple rings on grill pan or electric grill and allow to cook for 2 to 3 minutes or as desired. Remove pineapple from grill and let cool slightly.
- While tuna rests, chop jicama into small matchsticks or bite-sized pieces.
- Toss lettuce with pineapple and jicama. Add dressing and toss until coated.
- Add salad to plate and top with sliced almonds.
- When tuna is finished resting, slice and add to salad.
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