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Kimchi Flavored Ahi Tuna - Healthyish Foods

Kimchi Seasoned Ahi Tuna

This kimchi seasoned ahi tuna with wasabi soy mayonnaise is out of this world delicious. The lightly seared sushi grade ahi tuna tastes amazing with the flavorful kimchi rub, spicy wasabi soy mayo,
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Kimchi Flavored Ahi Tuna

  • 8 ounces ahi tuna, sushi grade
  • 1-2 teaspoons kimchi sea salt seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, for searing the tuna
  • 8 slices English cucumber, core and julienne
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • 2 teaspoons scallions, chopped small

Wasabi Soy Mayonnaise

  • 2 tablespoons Kewpie mayonnaise
  • 1-2 teaspoons wasabi paste, depending on how spicy you like your sauce
  • 1-2 teaspoons soy sauce, low sodium is best with extra for dipping
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 teaspoon hot water


  • 1 skillet
  • 1 small mixing bowl
  • 1 paper towel


  • In a small mixing bowl, combine kewpie mayonnaise, wasabi paste, low sodium soy sauce, salt and warm water. Mix well set aside.
  • Remove the sushi grade ahi tuna from the package.
  • Pat it dry with paper towel.
  • Season it, ensuring the entire tuna filet is coated in the spice rub.
  • Heat vegetable oil in a skillet over medium high heat.
  • Add the seasoned tuna to the pan and sear for 30-45 seconds per side. This will give you a seared rare center.
  • Remove from the pan and set aside.
  • Once cool to the touch, slice into 8 evenly sized pieces.
  • Add the sliced tuna to a plate, top with julienned cucumber (one piece per slice of tuna), a drizzle of wasabi soy mayonnaise, chopped green onion, and sesame seeds.
  • Serve with extra low sodium soy sauce for dipping.


Serving: 1serving, Calories: 270kcal, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 27g, Fat: 17g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g, Monounsaturated Fat: 4g, Trans Fat: 0.03g, Cholesterol: 49mg, Sodium: 302mg, Potassium: 325mg, Fiber: 0.4g, Sugar: 0.2g, Vitamin A: 2510IU, Vitamin C: 2mg, Calcium: 26mg, Iron: 1mg