tuna sashimi with sesame dressing

this delicious easy recipe lower carb sashimi style tuna has a fab dressing which is sweet and savoury with the flavours of sesame and soya sauce. I serve it with the Japanese pickled ginger and a wasabi sauce as you would with Japanese food. It takes  about 5 minutes to make and there’s no cooking. So it’s perfect if you fancy sushi and a bit of a sushi scenario and you don’t want the carbs. Make sure the tuna you buy is the colour of watermelon and has not gone brown, so it’s the freshest possible which tastes the best. I hope you like it as much as me…

Serves 2.

Very fresh tuna steaks
1 tablespoon maple syrup (you can get a carb-free one from Avidlite)
1 tablespoon soya sauce
1 teaspoon of olive oil
1 teaspoon of toasted sesame oil
A handful of finely chopped spinach
1 teaspoon sesame seeds (I use black)
Sushi ginger
Pepper to taste


Mix the oils, soya sauce and maple syrup with a grinding of pepper.
Thinly slice the tuna steaks and lay on a plate.
Sprinkle on the spinach and sesame seeds, then pour over the dressing.
Serve straight away with the wasabi and ginger.

lastly….this is not only a great starter to a Japanese meal, but it works perfectly with sushi if you fancy it. I get all my ingredients from my local supermarket, including the wasabi and pickled ginger. Supermarkets are really getting with the program and stocking an array of world foods, so it’s easier to find the ingredients you need for exotic recipes. However, if your supermarket doesn’t stock any of these ingredients, you can ask them to get them in and they will generally do it. Any feedback welcome about any of my recipes. Thank you .


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2 thoughts on “tuna sashimi with sesame dressing

  1. Yum, yum,yum!! Absolutely delicious dressing and literally took a few minutes to make. Thanks x

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