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Ahi Tuna, Mint & Strawberry Salad

I started my third Whole30 yesterday! I truly love Whole30’s. Although most of my meals are whole foods, I do have a weak spot for paleo-fied treats. I know some people can eat them all the time & feel their best. That’s not me. Whole30’s bring me back to being satisfied with simpler, cleaner meals. This Whole30 I’m focusing on nutrient density, I am using cronometer (thanks Eileen!) to track my nutrients, In 2 days, I’ve already noticed  that I’m not eating enough calcium & iron. Also, that I need more omega 3. Enter, this amazing salad.

Strawberries are back in season & I’m in love all over again. These were especially juicy & sweet. Did you know, strawberries help curb sugar cravings? Win!!!This salad was as flavorful as it was colorful! I love ahi tuna because it cooks up so easily, it’s not super fishy & it’s nice and fatty! I dressed it with lemon & olive oil, but ACV Vin would be great on this too!

Ahi Tuna Strawberry Salad
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  • 4oz Ahi Tuna Steak, wild caught, sashimi grade
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries
  • 2-3 cups butter lettuce
  • 2 sprigs mint
  • 1/2 haas avocado
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp pink Himalayan salt


  • Heat a cast iron skillet on high heat.
  • Sprinkle ahi steak with garlic powder & salt.
  • When skillet is hot place ahi on it. Turn every 2 minutes.
  • Cook on all flat sides evenly.
  • Remove from skillet & set it to rest while you prepare the rest of the salad.
  • Arrange butter lettuce on a plate, drizzle with olive oil & lemon juice. Sprinkle with salt.
  • Peel & slice avocado. To get a really pretty avocado: Remove the seed, peel that skin off then place it open side down on the cutting board. Slice in across the width in 1/8 inch slices. Then gently use fingers to slant the slices to once side. Slide knife under the avocado & pick it all up and place it on the plate.
  • Next sprinkle your sliced strawberries over your greens.
  • Pick whole mint leaves off the sprigs and add these to the plate too!
  • With a very sharp knife, slice your tuna against the grain & arrange over salad.
  • Serve with extra lemon.

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4 Thoughts to “Ahi Tuna, Mint & Strawberry Salad”

  1. This salad looks absolutely beautiful!! I LOVE raw seared ahi tuna! And I LOVE strawberries, butter lettuce, avocado, & mint! So many of my favorite foods in this dish. I wish I could have this for dinner tonight!! You have created a truly crave worthy salad.
    1. Thank you so much Andrea ♥️ I hope you enjoy it!
    1. Me too! It's abundant here in Hawaii, Ahi Poke is a staple food here.

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