Ahi “Burger” with Wasabi Sauce

If you like sushi, you'll love this Japanese-inspired sandwich: It's seared ahi, spicy wasabi and bright pickled ginger in an easy-to-make "burger" form.

Nutritional Bonus: Largely thanks to the tuna, a single serving of this recipe delivers over half of your daily recommended intake of protein, niacin and selenium and a whopping 176% of your daily vitamin B12. That’s important because vitamin B12 helps control levels of the amino acid homocysteine levels – excess homocysteine has been linked to heart disease, stroke, osteoporosis and Alzheimer’s.

Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
30 min


  • 1/4 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp low-fat olive oil mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 tsp wasabi paste (or more to taste)
  • High-heat cooking oil (such as sunflower, safflower, peanut or grape seed oil), as needed to lightly coat grill grate
  • 1 lb skinless ahi steak, 1 inch thick
  • 1/2 tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • 4 whole-wheat hamburger buns
  • 1 cup finely shredded cabbage (or slaw mix)
  • 3 tbsp pickled ginger, drained


  1. Prepare wasabi sauce: In a small bowl, combine yogurt, mayonnaise and wasabi paste. Set aside.
  2. Heat grill to high and lightly oil grate. Sprinkle both sides of ahi with pepper and grill to desired doneness, about 2 minutes per side for rare and 3 minutes per side for medium. During final minute, lightly toast buns, face down, on grill.
  3. Cut ahi into thin slices. Arrange cabbage on bun bottoms, then top with ahi, ginger and wasabi sauce, dividing evenly.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 1 burger
  • Calories 286
  • Carbohydrate Content 29 g
  • Cholesterol Content 51 mg
  • Fat Content 4 g
  • Fiber Content 4 g
  • Protein Content 32 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 1 g
  • Sodium Content 436 mg
  • Sugar Content 6 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat Content 0 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat Content 0 g