Tuna, avocado and tofu with wasabi cream
Light and fresh, yet rich and filling, this quick tossed salad with tangy dressing would make a zappy starter served in a cocktail glass. It's also good for lunch in a shallow bowl.
Fresh and light: Tuna, avocado and tofu make a tasty trio. Photo: Marina Oliphant
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1 firm ripe avocado
200g silken tofu
300g fresh tuna steak
Handful of small rocket leaves
2 green (spring) onions, finely chopped
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Sea salt and pepper
1 tsp prepared wasabi
1 tbsp rice vinegar or lemon juice
2 tbsp mayonnaise
1 tbsp honey
1 tsp white sesame seeds
1 tsp black sesame seeds (optional
Cut the avocado in half, scoop the flesh with a spoon and cut into 1.5-centimetre cubes.
Drain the tofu and cut into 1.5-centimetre cubes.
Cut the tuna into one-centimetre slices, then into one-centimetre cubes. Combine in a large bowl with the rocket leaves, green onions, sesame oil, olive oil, salt and pepper. Toss very lightly. This is best done with chopsticks.
Whisk the wasabi, rice vinegar, mayonnaise, honey, salt and pepper in a bowl and transfer to a squeeze bottle.
Divide among four shallow bowls, slather with wasabi cream, scatter with sesame seeds and serve with chopsticks.