Make This SaladStop! Tuna San Food Hack To Kickstart Your Resolutions

January 2, 2019

If you’re as basic as we are (or just generally are aware of the mortality of your body), you have improving your diet on your list of resolutions. Some people are starting with Veganuary, others with Dry January. We are keeping it a little less restrictive, with this food hack of one of our favorite salads by SaladStop!: the Tuna San.

High in protein and omega-3, you get a tasty and lightly seared tuna that gives you a nice balance of the clean fish flavor with a delicate smokey char. We know that most people are apprehensive about working with anything even kind of raw, but just make sure to pick up sashimi-grade tuna in the frozen seafood section of your local grocery store to feel at ease, or better yet, swing by a Japanese specialty store for the best cuts.

SaladStop! Tuna San Food Hack

  • Serves: 2 people
  • Active time: 30 minutes
  • Total time: 30 minutes
  • Difficulty: Easy


Seared Tuna

  • 1 block tuna, about 300g
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • 2 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. wasabi


  • 4 cups lettuce, washed and dried
  • ¼ cup edamame
  • ¼ cup mandarin orange slices
  • ¼ cup cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
  • ¼ cup avocado, diced


  1. Coat the tuna in olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  2. In a pan over high heat, sear the tuna, about 30 seconds per side, so that the outside is cooked but the center is still pink.
  3. Remove tuna from heat and rest for 10 minutes before slicing.
  4. Set aside.
  5. For the dressing, whisk together olive oil, soy sauce, honey, lemon juice, and wasabi in a large bowl until fully combined.
  6. To the dressing, add lettuce, edamame, orange, tomatoes, and avocado.
  7. Toss until ingredients are combined and fully coated.
  8. Place salad in bowls and top with sliced tuna.
  9. Sprinkle over sesame seeds if desired.
Bea Osmeña SEE AUTHOR Bea Osmeña

Bea Osmeña is a healthy-ish eater who is just as likely to take you to a vegan joint as she is to consume a whole cheese pie to herself. A former picky eater, Bea has discovered the joys of savory fruit dishes, but still refuses to accept pineapples on her pizza. On the rare occasion you catch her without food in her mouth, you are likely to find her looking at books she can't afford, hugging trees, or talking to strange animals on the street.

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