Sesame-Crusted Tuna Tataki Salad with Rice Balls, Avocado, and Wasabi-Lime Dressing
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Sesame-Crusted Tuna Tataki Salad with Rice Balls, Avocado, and Wasabi-Lime Dressing

Sesame-Crusted Tuna Tataki Salad with Rice Balls, Avocado, and Wasabi-Lime Dressing

Tataki refers to the cooking method of quickly searing over high heat. This allows the tuna to have a crunchy sesame crust with a beautifully rare center. Rolling rice into balls is a fun step for the whole family—be sure to grab a helper!

Eat First

Produced in a facility that processes eggs, milk, fish, peanuts, sesame, shellfish, soy, tree nuts, and wheat.

Total Time35 minutes
Prep Time


serving amount

12 ounce


(Contains Fish)

1 tablespoon

Sesame Seeds

1 tablespoon

Blackening Spice

3 ounce

Mixed Greens

1 unit


1 unit


1 teaspoon

Wasabi Paste

½ cup

Jasmine Rice

2 tablespoon


(Contains Eggs)

Not included in your delivery

1 tablespoon

Olive Oil


Nutrition Values

/ per serving
Calories655 kcal
Energy (kJ)2741 kJ
Fat30 g
Saturated Fat4 g
Carbohydrate51 g
Sugar1 g
Dietary Fiber7 g
Protein47 g
Sodium97 mg
Due to the different suppliers we purchase our products from, nutritional facts per meal can vary from the website to what is received in the delivered box, depending on your region.


Cutting Board
Small Bowl
Large Pan



Cook the rice: Bring a small pot with 1 cup water and a large pinch of salt to boil. Bring to a boil, add the rice, cover, and reduce to a simmer for 15-20 minutes, until tender. Remove from the heat and keep covered.

cut avocado

Prep the avocado: Halve, pit, and thinly slice the avocado. Halve the lime. Squeeze half a lime over the avocado to prevent browning.


Make the wasabi-lime dressing: In small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, a squeeze of lime juice, and the wasabi paste (to taste, start with a little and go up from there.) Thin to a dressing-like consistency with 1-2 tablespoons water, then season with salt and pepper

coat tuna

Coat the tuna: When the rice is almost ready, season the tuna fillets on all sides with salt, pepper, and the blackening seasoning. Press ¾ of the sesame seeds into the outside of the tuna to adhere to all sides. Reserve the remaining sesame seeds for step 7.


Spread the rice out onto a clean surface (like your cutting board) to cool. Plate a mound of mixed greens. Lay the sliced avocado in a fan to one side of the greens.

sear tuna

Sear the tuna: Heat a drizzle of oil in a large pan over high heat. Once hot, add the tuna to the pan and cook up about 1 minute per side, until golden brown on the outside but still rare on the inside. Thinly slice the tuna.

rice balls

Make the rice balls and plate: Roll the cooled sushi rice into golf ball-sized balls. Plate the sliced tuna and sushi rice balls on the mixed greens with the avocado to the side. Sprinkle the rice balls with the reserved sesame seeds. Drizzle the plate with the wasabi-lime dressing and enjoy!

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