Tuna Tataki and Mizuna Salad with Garlic-Miso Dressing

Tuna Tataki and Mizuna Salad with Garlic-Miso Dressing

The refreshing tuna and mizuna and the spicy garlic-miso dressing go really well together. Enjoy this colorful and filling dish!

Ingredients: 3-4 servings

Block of sashimi grade tuna
200 g
4 bunches
Soy sauce
1/2 tablespoon
Vegetable oil
1 teaspoon
Chopped scallion
to your liking
Shredded nori seaweed
to taste
For the dressing:
Olive oil
3 tablespoons
Grated garlic
1 clove
Blended miso
2 tablespoons
Rice vinegar (or grain vinegar)
2 tablespoons
1 tablespoon
Ground sesame seeds
1 tablespoon


1. Heat a skillet over medium heat. Swirl in the vegetable oil and sear all sides of the tuna about 30 seconds each.
2. Once the tuna is seared on all sides, transfer it onto a plate and drizzle on the soy sauce while still hot. Wrap it with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for a while to let the taste penetrate.
3. Rinse the mizuna with water, cut into about 5 cm lengths and drain the water well. Cut the tomatoes into bite-sized piece.
4. Combine the ingredients for the dressing. Add the water gradually toward the end to avoid it from separating!
5. Add half the amount of dressing onto the mizuna and tomato, and toss them evenly.
6. Once the tuna is cool enough, slice into the desired thickness.
7. Spread the mizuna and tomato in a serving bowl and top them with the sliced tuna. Pour in the remaining half of the dressing and sprinkle with green onion and nori seaweed if desired and it is done.

Story Behind this Recipe

I had a craving for mizuna, so I made this salad with the tuna that was on sale.