Seared Sesame Tuna Steak

I’ve always been a huge seafood fan; I have it quite a few times a week. The way I cook my tuna steak is usually the same; salt, pepper, lemon juice and a few different spices. Tuna doesn’t need a lot of fancy ingredients for it to be tasty. However, I’ve always wanted to try to make a sesame seared tuna steak since I order it a lot at restaurants and was curious to see if it would taste as good (I knew it would be a far stretch for it to taste just as good as the restaurants but it was worth the try), and let me tell you – not only did it taste DELICIOUS, but it only took 10 to 15 minutes!


For the Tuna:

(Serves 2)

  • 2 pieces of tuna steaks
  • Honey Dijon
  • White and black sesame seeds. I couldn’t find an already mixture of black and white sesame seeds so I bought them separately and mixed them in a shallow bowl. If you would like, you could use either or; one color will do
  • Lemon juice
  • Olive oil

For the side salad:

  • Spring mix lettuce
  • Lengthwise cut strawberries
  • Avocado

For the salad dressing:

  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp mustard
  • 1 tsp honey
  • (whisk well)


Rinse the tuna steak with lemon juice. Then place the steaks on a cutting board, rub them with olive oil, salt and pepper, and honey Dijon. The more spicy you prefer it, the more I would suggest adding honey Dijon

tuna steak

Place the steak one at a time on top of the sesame seeds, press, coat, and flip to the other side and do the same

Cook the tuna steaks on a pan for a few minutes ro your liking (I prefer it medium rare) one each side over medium high heat. Drizzle a tablespoon of sesame oil on each steak while they are cooking

tuna steak 1

Rinse the spring mix lettuce, add a few strawberries (cut lengthwise), avocado, and add the salad dressing on top

tuna steak

Bon appétit! x

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