Sesame Crusted Tuna Steak on Arugula Recipe

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Douglas Wade Modified: March 21, 2022
Sesame Crusted Tuna Steak on Arugula Recipe

How To Make Sesame Crusted Tuna Steak on Arugula Recipe

Top your arugula salad with this yummy crusted tuna steak! A pan-seared dish that has a sesame crust and drizzled with soy vinaigrette before serving.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 3 minutes
Total: 18 minutes



  • 20ozsushi grade tuna
  • 1tsptoasted sesame oil
  • ¼cupblack and white sesame seeds
  • pinch kosher salt
  • fresh black pepper,to taste
  • 5cupsbaby arugula
  • 1tbspginger,minced
  • 1tbspscallion,minced
  • 1tbspgarlic,minced
  • ½cupbalsamic vinegar
  • ¼cupred wine vinegar
  • ¼cupsoy sauce,or gluten-free tamari
  • tbsphoney
  • 2tspsesame oil,toasted
  • 1tspdijon mustard


  1. Rub the tuna steaks with 1 teaspoon of oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

  2. Place the sesame seeds on a medium plate. Dip entire surface of the steak into sesame seeds, pressing to adhere.

  3. Heat a skillet on high heat. When very hot, place the tuna steaks on the hot skillet and cook for 1 to 2 minutes on each side, depending on the thickness. Set aside on a plate.

  4. Meanwhile, prepare salad and soy vinaigrette.

  5. Slice tuna steaks into 16 slices and place on top of arugula.

  6. Drizzle vinaigrette over the top.


  • Calories: 1234.67kcal
  • Fat: 35.10g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.54g
  • Trans Fat: 0.09g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 12.99g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 14.68g
  • Carbohydrates: 67.08g
  • Fiber: 6.74g
  • Sugar: 46.37g
  • Protein: 152.77g
  • Cholesterol: 221.13mg
  • Sodium: 3864.22mg
  • Calcium: 524.50mg
  • Potassium: 3373.05mg
  • Iron: 12.96mg
  • Vitamin A: 145.75µg
  • Vitamin C: 9.55mg
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