Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 2 mins

Courtesy of Ina Garten

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brush the tuna steaks with olive oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place the tuna steaks in a very hot saute pan and cook for only 1 minute on each side. Set aside on a platter.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the olive oil, salt, pepper, lime zest, wasabi, lime juice, soy sauce and hot sauce. Add the avocados to the vinaigrette.
  3. Cut the tuna in chunks and place it in a large bowl. Add the scallions and red onion and mix well. Pour the vinaigrette mixture over the tuna and carefully mix.


Most Helpful

I saw this recipe made on The Today Show years ago, 2002 or 2003, and printed from their web site. I have made it many times. I lost it during a move a couple of years ago and have missed it. Thanks so much for posting. By the way, I have found it to be too salty if you sear the tuna with salt and add salt as the recipe suggests. I leave out the salt and just sear the tuna with salt.

Klburns1 July 27, 2013

I'm in love...with Ina ;-). I saw her make this a while ago and was very happy to see that you posted it. It was outstanding, to say the least. The lime zest takes it to a whole new level of deliciousness. I used yellow bell peppers instead of onions and scallions as a personal preference, otherwise I kept everything the same. I served it inside romaine lettuce hearts. Thank you for sharing this special treat.

Katanashrp April 03, 2010

This was a great fish & avocado recipe. Not near as hot as I expected with the wasabi. I seared my tuna on both sides until there was a small bit of pink left. I was not sure how this was meant to be served, so I served it with rice. I think i will have the leftovers on a bed of lettuce. Can't wait to have this again.

quartzmoon February 01, 2010

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