2 Delicious Ahi Tuna Recipes (ready in under 8 minutes)

Healthy Ahi Tuna Recipes

If your only experience with tuna fish is what you find in the can at your local grocer, then you are seriously missing out. I used to consume canned tuna fish on the regular, but once I had a taste of raw tuna, I became somewhat spoiled. Don’t get me wrong, I still enjoy a nice tuna salad on occasion, especially when paired with a fresh heirloom tomato and crisp lettuce, but fresh ahi tuna recipes have a flavor and texture that can’t be matched.

Ahi tuna, otherwise known as yellowfin tuna, is like the filet mignon of the sea. A rich source of healthy, extra lean protein, tuna is also low in saturated fat and sodium. Plus, it provides plenty of nutrients, including niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, phosphorus, and selenium. Ahi is also a good source of magnesium and provides about 350 mg of omega-3s (DHA and EPA) per 4-ounce serving of fresh fish.

It is recommended that adults should eat 3 – 5 ounces (85 – 140 grams) of fish 2 – 3 times per week to get enough omega-3 fatty acids. With each serving having only 70 calories, zero carbohydrates, 2 grams of fat, and a whopping 13 grams of protein, ahi packs a pretty solid nutritional punch.

There are a variety of ways you can prepare raw tuna, such as sushi, sashimi, poke, tartar, or lightly seared. Plus, both of these ahi tuna recipes are delicious and, as previously mentioned, super healthful.

Ahi Tuna Recipes

Ahi Tuna Tartare

This tasty cold dish is packed with protein and flavor.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Japanese, sushi
Keyword: ahi tuna, tuna, tuna tartare
Calories: 199kcal


  • 1 clove garlic grated or minced
  • 1 tsp ginger grated
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 green onion thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 cup sashimi-grade ahi tuna cut into small pieces
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Combine garlic, ginger, honey, oil, soy sauce, onions, and sesame seeds in a mixing bowl.
  • Add tuna and stir until well coated.
  • Place a cylinder on a plate and add tuna mixture.
  • Gently remove the cylinder.
  • Voila! Enjoy!


Chef Note: If you do not have a cylinder, you can simply add tuna mixture to a measuring cup and flip upside down onto a plate.


Calories: 199kcal | Fat: 6g | Protein: 30g | Carbohydrates: 5g
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Seared Tuna Sashimi

Sushi with a twist? You need to try this seared ahi tuna
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: sashimi, tuna, tuna sashimi
Calories: 262kcal


  • 2 tbsp white sesame seeds
  • 2 tbsp black sesame seeds
  • 1 lb sashimi-grade ahi tuna steaks
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp rice vinegar
  • ½ tsp sesame oil


  • Combine white and black sesame seeds.
  • Generously coat the tuna steaks with seeds.
  • Heat the olive oil over high heat.
  • Add the tuna steaks to the pan, cooking for roughly 45 – 60 seconds per side.
  • Remove the tuna steaks from the pan and let rest briefly.
  • Cut into slices and arrange on a plate.
  • Whisk hoisin sauce, soy sauce, rice vinegar, and sesame oil.
  • Drizzle mixture atop sliced tuna.
  • Enjoy!


Calories: 262kcal | Fat: 12g | Protein: 30g | Carbohydrates: 7.5g
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