Soba with Seared Tuna Recipe

Searing tuna is a great way to whip up a healthy meal at home!

Add seared tuna to your soba noodles: it makes for an easy, healthy meal. This Japanese-inspired recipe is bursting with flavors, too: the dressing has an herby, intense tang which complements the tuna and soba noodles.

Soba with Seared Tuna Recipe

Chino L. Cruz
Searing tuna is a great way to whip up a healthy meal at home!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 4


Soba with Seared Tuna Ingredients

  • 1 Cup store-bought Japanese sesame-soy sauce dressing
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 tablespoon wasabi paste
  • 1/2 Cup dried wakame seaweed (available in Japanese groceries)
  • 2 cups edamame (green soybeans) (available in Japanese groceries)
  • water for boiling
  • Salt
  • 200 Grams sashimi-grade tuna
  • Pepper
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 pack (270-gram) soba (buckwheat noodles)
  • 2 cups carrot shredded
  • 2 cups avocado diced
  • green onion for garnish (optional)


  • Combine store-bought Japanese sesame-soy sauce dressing, honey, and wasabi paste or to taste; set aside.
  • Soak dried wakame seaweed in a bowl of warm water for 10 minutes. Drain and set aside. Boil edamame in a pot of salted water for 4 to 5 minutes; cool. Remove beans from pods; set aside.
  • Season sashimi-grade tuna with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Heat vegetable oil in a heavy-bottomed pan until almost smoking. Sear tuna on all sides for 1 to 2 minutes. Slice into 12 (½-inch-thick) pieces.
  • Cook soba noodles according to package directions; drain and divide among 4 bowls. Top each bowl with 3 tuna slices, ¼ cup wakame,¹?8 cup edamame beans, ¹?8 cup shredded carrots, and ¹?8 cup diced avocado. Drizzle with wasabi-sesame dressing. Garnish with toasted sesame seeds and chopped green onions (optional).
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