This Seared Ahi Tuna with Vegetables recipe is a delightful, healthy meal that combines the delicate flavors of Ahi tuna with a medley of crisp, sautéed vegetables. Perfect for a light dinner or an impressive dish to serve to guests, this recipe is both simple to prepare and visually stunning.


For the Tuna:

  • 2 Ahi tuna steaks (about 6 ounces each)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or sesame oil

For the Vegetables:

  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 small zucchini, sliced into thin rounds
  • 1 cup snap peas or green beans, trimmed
  • 1 cup shiitake mushrooms, stems removed and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon honey or sugar (optional)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or sesame oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  • Season the Ahi tuna steaks on both sides with salt and pepper. If using, press the sesame seeds into both sides of the tuna steaks to coat.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil or sesame oil in a non-stick skillet over high heat. Once hot, add the tuna steaks and sear for about 1-2 minutes on each side for rare, or longer depending on your preferred doneness. Remove from the skillet and let rest.
  • In the same skillet, add another tablespoon of oil. Add the garlic and ginger, sautéing for about 30 seconds or until fragrant.
  • Add the bell peppers, zucchini, snap peas (or green beans), and shiitake mushrooms. Stir-fry over medium-high heat until the vegetables are tender-crisp, about 5-7 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, rice vinegar, and honey (or sugar). Pour this sauce over the vegetables in the skillet, tossing to coat evenly. Cook for an additional 1-2 minutes, then season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Slice the seared Ahi tuna steaks against the grain into thin slices.
  • Serve the tuna over a bed of the sautéed vegetables. Drizzle any remaining pan juices over the top.

Garnish Options:

  • Garnish with additional sesame seeds, sliced green onions, or a drizzle of sesame oil for added flavor.

Nutrition Facts (approximation per serving):

  • Calories: 400
  • Fat: 14g
  • Carbohydrates: 20g
  • Protein: 50g

Prep and Cooking Time:

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 15 minutes


  • Serves: 2

Seared Ahi Tuna with Vegetables is a light yet satisfying meal that’s as nutritious as it is delicious. The combination of perfectly seared tuna and vibrant vegetables not only offers a feast for the eyes but also provides a balanced array of flavors and textures. Enjoy this dish for a special occasion or as a delightful way to treat yourself to a restaurant-quality meal at home.

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