Marinated Coconut & Lime Ahi Tuna Salad

Marinated Coconut & Lime Ahi Tuna Salad

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48 mins

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  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 1 lime, zest and juice 
  • 2 cloves garlic, grated 
  • 1 jalapeno, roughly chopped 
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce 
  • 1 1/2 pounds ahi tuna steaks


  • 1 medium napa cabbage, sliced 
  • 1 cup medium red cabbage, sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 2 carrots, grated


  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil 
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons jalapeno, minced


  • scallion
  • peanuts
  • sesame

Cooking Instructions

Step 1

Wish to combine coconut milk, lime, garlic, jalapeño and fish sauce. Place tuna in a gallon zip top bag and pour marinade over.  Lightly toss sealed bag to evenly coat fish. Let rest 30 minutes in the refrigerator. 

Step 2

Remove tuna from bag and place on a plate, removing excess marinade with a pastry brush. Preheat a large nonstick sauté pan over medium high heat. Spray with nonstick cooking spray and sear tuna on each side for 1 minute. Remove from pan and let rest. 

Step 3

Toss cabbages, pepper and carrots together in a bowl. Whisk to combine the dressing ingredients. Slice tuna and place on top of salad. Drizzle with dressing. Serve.

Step 4 :: Helpful suggestions

Any firm fish could be used in this salad, such as halibut or salmon.  2. Let your family or guests help make the salad for a group effort in meal making.

All recipe ingredients should be cooked to a safe internal temperature according to USDA guidelines. After preparing a recipe, please store any leftovers in the refrigerator.