Recipe: Wasabi Tuna And Noodle Salad


A great combo of seared sesame tuna, crunchy veg and warm noodles. This fresh, colourful and healthy tuna salad is full of flavour, light and really quick to make.


  • 2 tuna steaks
  • 1 tsp wasabi (more or less can be added depending on how hot you like the tuna)
  • 2 tbsp poppy seeds
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 small carrot
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 1 small red onion
  • 1 red or yellow pepper
  • 1 bunch(es) fresh coriander
  • 1 chunk(s) ginger
  • 1 clove(s) garlic
  • 1/2 red chilli
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil (plus extra for pan frying tuna)
  • 2 handful(s) egg noodles
boil salted water

Step 1

Boil Salted Water

Bring a pan of salted water to the boil.

add wasabi to tuna

Step 2

Add Wasabi To Tuna

Squirt ½ a tsp of wasabi onto each tuna steak and rub all over tuna.

roll tuna in seed mix

Step 3

Roll Tuna In Seed Mix

Mix the poppy and sesame seeds in a bowl and roll the tuna in the seeds so that it is completely covered.

julienne veg

Step 4

Julienne Veg

Cut the cucumber, pepper, red onion and peeled carrot into strips (julienne) and mix with ripped coriander leaves in a bowl.

make dressing

Step 5

Make Dressing

Peel and grate the ginger and garlic, dice the chilli and mix with the soy sauce and sesame oil for the dressing.

cook tuna

Step 6

Cook Tuna

Fry the tuna in a medium heat pan with a dash of sesame oil and cook for 1 minute on each side for the tuna to be pink in the middle. If you prefer it well done then transfer to an oven for another minute or two. Leave to rest on a warm plate for a minute.

cook noodles

Step 7

Cook Noodles

Boil the noodles in the hot salted water for the required time (see back of packet) and drain.

dress noodles and salad

Step 8

Dress Noodles And Salad

Toss the hot noodles into the prepared salad with the dressing.


Step 9


Serve a mound of warm noodle salads on a plate with the tuna on top and tuck in. Serves 2

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