Seared Tuna with Wasabi Lemongrass Vinaigrette for #WeekdaySupper

  • Author: Linda | Brunch with Joy


This Tuna Salad recipe proves that lemongrass make a satisfying and incredibly flavorful vinaigrette for salad. Perfect for a light lunch or easy weeknight dinner.



  • 4 cups mixed baby greens
  • 4 (5-ounce) tuna steaks
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp coarsely ground black pepper
  • Thinly-sliced cucumber, optional
  • Wasabi Lemongrass Vinaigrette:
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 tbs lime juice
  • 2 tbs rice vinegar
  • 1 tbs minced lemongrass
  • 2 tbs tamari sauce
  • 6 tbs olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tbs mirin
  • Wasabi, to taste


  1. To make the vinaigrette, combine all the ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.
  2. Spray large nonstick skillet with nonstick spray and set over medium-high heat.
  3. Sprinkle tuna with pepper and salt. Place in skillet and cook 2-3 minutes on each side for medium-rare.
  4. Transfer tuna to cutting board and let stand for 5 minutes.
  5. Slice tuna on an angle and arrange on the salad. Drizzle with vinaigrette.