Congratulations! You have graduated to a higher plane of salad making. Now you refuse to settle for iceberg lettuce smothered in ranch dressing. There is nothing nutritious nor sexy about that blasphemous culinary combination. No, you are a sophisticated salad eater that wants great taste with enough nutrients to allow you to survive a nuclear famine in style. Hopefully the date you have chosen to share this with is on the same page because this salad requires 110% commitment. I have faith that as a reader of COOK TO BANG you are in fact ready to blow them away and get blown in the process. So get down to business and take this radical new approach to salad making. When you become a superhero that can hear a mosquito fart in another state you won’t have to question how this came to be. Just go with it. I’m so <wipes away tear> proud of you!
Total time: approximately 25 minutes
Projected cost: $18
Drinking Buddy: White wine
Ingredients (serves 2):
1. 2 tablespoons of Japanese Miso dressing
2. Sesame seeds
3. 1 tablespoon of soy sauce
4. 3 massive handfuls of spring mix greens
5. 2 ahi TUNA steaks
6. 1 handful or pistachios
7. 1 large handful of cherry tomatoes
8. 8 strawberries cut into 1/8 thick slices
9. 2 green onions chopped coarsely
10. 1 small handful or cilantro chopped coarsely
11. ½ lemon worth of juice
12. 1 tablespoon of olive oil (not pictured)
Create a marinade for the ahi tuna by mixing up the cilantro, green onions, soy sauce and lemon in a bowl. Place the tuna steaks in and allow the flavor to soak in (approx 15 minutes).
Warm the olive oil in a pan on high heat. Dip each side of the marinated tuna steaks into a bowl full of sesame seeds. Drop them into a pan and sear each side (approx 2 minutes per side), making sure the middle remains a reddish-pink. Cut into strips and set aside.
Combine the lettuce, tomatoes, strawberries, pistachios and seared ahi in a mixing bowl. Pour in the Miso dressing and squeeze more lemon over mixture and toss that salad like a champ.
You have yourself the perfect lunch date meal or a killer starter.