Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


"A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy."
-Albert Einstein, Physicist

The refrigerator light goes on...

So I generally do most of the cooking. My wife is a good cook but doesn't really like to all that much. Mind you, she has a fantastic palate and knows when a recipe is good or not as well as what might be wrong with it. Every once in a while she will come up with a recipe. This is one of those and it's really fantastic. The tuna works great with the mango salsa and the combination is not just great tasting but great for you.


Seared Tuna with Wasabi-Mango Salsa

Servings: 4 | Serving size: 4 ounces tuna with salsa

Cooking Time: 30 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3.

This recipe makes great leftovers.

Serve with Coconut Rice or Coconut Rice - Low Sodium Version or Brown Rice or Cilantro Lime Rice or Cilantro Lime Rice - Low Sodium Version

1 large mango (peeled and diced)
1/4 small red onion (chopped)
1/4 cup cilantro (coarsely chopped)
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp wasabi paste
1/4 tsp sugar
4 4 ounce tuna steaks (thick cut)
1/8 tsp salt
fresh ground black pepper (to taste)
1 tsp sesame oil
1 lime (cut into wedges)

Mix the mango, red onion, cilantro, salt, cumin, wasabi, and sugar together in a glass or non-reactive bowl. Place in refrigerator to chill. (This may be made as far ahead as the day before.)

Rinse the tuna steaks, pat dry, and sprinkle salt and grated pepper over both sides.

Put the sesame oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Put the tuna steaks in the pan and allow to cook 4-5 minutes on each side (for rare steaks).

Serve over Coconut Rice, topped with the chilled salsa. Place a lime wedge on each plate, to be squeezed over the salsa.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 4 ounces tuna with salsa

Servings: 4

Amount Per Serving

Calories 234 Calories from Fat 62
  % Daily Value
Total Fat 7g 11%
    Saturated Fat 2g 8%
    Monounsaturated Fat 3g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 43mg 14%
Sodium 267mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 16g 5%
    Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
    Sugars 13g
Protein 27g
Vitamin A 63% Vitamin C 47%
Calcium 2% Iron 8%
Vitamin K 7 mcg Potassium 451 mg
Magnesium 67 mg