Here's a salad that's as beautiful as it is delicious. The spicy orange-ginger dressing is so good, you'll want to double (or triple) it to serve on your salad throughout the week.

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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat grill to medium-high heat.

  • Combine orange juice, soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger, hot sauce and 1/8 teaspoon pepper in a large bowl. Transfer half the dressing to a small bowl; add scallions, water chestnuts and sesame seeds, and toss.

  • Rub tuna with canola oil and sprinkle with salt and the remaining 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Grill until the fish is opaque, 4 to 5 minutes per side.

  • Add watercress to the large bowl and toss to coat with the remaining dressing. Cut the tuna into 2 portions. Divide the watercress between 2 plates and top with the tuna and scallion-ginger relish.


Make Ahead Tip: Prepare through Step 2, cover and refrigerate for up to 6 hours.

Tips for Two: Store leftover water chestnuts in the refrigerator, covered with water; they keep for up to 1 month with daily water changes. Add to a stir-fry; toss in a green salad; jazz up chicken or tuna salad; Asian Brown Rice.

Tip: To toast sesame seeds, heat a small dry skillet over low heat. Add sesame seeds and stir constantly until golden and fragrant, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a small bowl and let cool.

People with celiac disease or gluten-sensitivity should use soy sauces that are labeled "gluten-free," as soy sauce may contain wheat or other gluten-containing sweeteners and flavors.

Nutrition Facts

301 calories; protein 30g 60% DV; carbohydrates 8.2g 3% DV; dietary fiber 1.5g 6% DV; sugars 2.8g; fat 16g 25% DV; saturated fat 2.5g 13% DV; cholesterol 43.1mg 14% DV; vitamin a iu 4721.3IU 94% DV; vitamin c 38.5mg 64% DV; folate 28.5mcg 7% DV; calcium 103.9mg 10% DV; iron 9.1mg 50% DV; magnesium 79.7mg 29% DV; potassium 607mg 17% DV; sodium 541.8mg 22% DV; thiamin 0.4mg 36% DV.

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Rating: 4 stars
This was good. I don't know if I cooked the fish too long but it was a little dry and chewy. Despite that I still gave it four stars. I used the "relish" or sauce to pour over the fish and it gave it a nice flavor. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Question: My husband commutes so is it possible for me to substitute the tuna steak with canned tuna to save money and time? Read More