Seared Ahi Tuna Salad With Toasted Pumpkin Seeds. New Music From Belle Of The Fall.

Today’s recipe is not the mayo-rich tuna salad you might have grown up with. This is glammed up ahi with a crisp coating of spiced pumpkin seeds served atop a bed of greens. The shallot heavy lemon vinaigrette elevates all of the elements of the salad with its bright flavor.

Seared Ahi Tuna Salad With Toasted Pumpkin Seeds


1 cup hulled pumpkin seeds
Kosher salt and ground pepper
1/4 cup dried breadcrumbs
4 Tbs olive oil
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp curry powder
2 egg whites
1 pound ahi tuna, sliced 1 inch thick
Lemon Vinaigrette (recipe follows)
4 cups mixed salad greens
Lemon wedges, to garnish


1. In a blender or food processor, chop the pumpkin seeds.

2. In a dry skillet over low heat, toast the seeds until fragrant while stirring constantly. Transfer to a small bowl and toss with some salt and pepper. Add the bread crumbs, 3 tablespoons of the olive oil, red pepper flakes and curry. Mix well. Spread the pumpkin seed mixture onto a large plate.

3. In a medium bowl, whisk the egg whites until foamy.

4. In a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, heat the remaining tablespoon of oil. Dip the fish slices into the egg whites, then coat on both sides with the pumpkin seed mixture. Cook about 4 minutes per side until opaque on the outside and medium rare inside.

5. In a large bowl, combine the mixed greens with the lemon vinaigrette. Place the salad on individual serving plates and top each with a tuna slice or two. Garnish with a lemon wedge.

Lemon Vinaigrette


1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
Grated zest of one lemon
1/3 cup olive oil
2 shallots, minced
1 teaspoon honey mustard


1. In a small bowl, combine all ingredients and whisk to combine.

Recipes from San Francisco Flavors

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Like how we love and what we make
Of moments as they pass us by
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