Sesame Crusted Tuna Recipe with Miso Dressing

Sesame-crusted tuna with miso dressing

  • serves 2
  • Easy

Coat tuna steaks in sesame seeds and serve on a crunchy sugar snap pea and edamame salad for a quick, protein-rich meal


What are the benefits of sesame seeds?

olive nutritionist Kerry Torrens says These are a great source of protein as well as valuable minerals such as iron, zinc, copper and potassium. They also supply more vitamin E than the equivalent amount of chia seeds, and their high oil content (up to 60%) has been proven to help reduce blood pressure, while plant compounds supply useful cholesterol-lowering properties.”



  • tuna steaks 2
  • sesame seeds 3 tbsp
  • sesame oil 2 tsp


  • miso paste 1 tbsp
  • rice vinegar 1 tbsp
  • ginger a thumb-sized piece, grated


  • little gem lettuce 1, cored and cut into chunky pieces
  • sugar snap peas 100g
  • radishes a handful, quartered
  • edamame 75g
  • red onion ½, finely sliced
  • red chilli 1, finely chopped
  • coriander ½ a small pack, torn


  • Step 1

    For the dressing, put the miso into a bowl and add 50ml of cold water, whisking to dissolve. Stir in the rice vinegar, ginger and some seasoning.

  • Step 2

    Tip all of the salad ingredients into a large bowl, then toss gently with the dressing.

  • Step 3

    Cut the tuna steaks into 3cm fingers, then put the sesame seeds onto a plate and roll over the tuna pieces to cover all the sides.

  • Step 4

    Heat the sesame oil in a non-stick frying pan over a medium-high heat. Cook the tuna pieces for 30 seconds on each side, just to sear and toast the sesame seeds.

  • Step 5

    Divide the salad between two plates and serve with the tuna on top.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 380
  • Fat 13.7g
  • Saturates 2.3g
  • Carbs 14g
  • Sugars 8.9g
  • Fibre 6.9g
  • Protein 46.6g
  • Salt 1g