Tuna and Crispy Kale Grain Bowl with Miso Dressing

Miso paste is a traditional Japanese condiment made from fermented soybeans. Look for it in international grocery stores or in the refrigerated section of larger supermarkets.

Crispy Kale Grain Bowl with Miso Dressing and Tuna
Photo: Blaine Moats
Total Time:
30 mins


  • cup uncooked plain or tricolor quinoa, rinsed and drained

  • 1 cup frozen shelled edamame

  • ¼ cup lemon juice

  • ¼ cup fresh clementine or orange juice

  • 3 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon white miso paste

  • 4 4 ounce fresh tuna steaks

  • 5 cup fresh chopped, stemmed kale

  • 1 medium cucumber, cut up (1 1/2 cups)

  • 2 small oranges, peeled and sliced

  • Toasted sesame seeds (optional)


  1. In a small saucepan combine the quinoa, the 1 1/3 cups water, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Stir in edamame and let stand 10 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl whisk together lemon juice, clementine juice, 3 tablespoons oil, garlic, miso, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Place fish in a shallow dish. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons of the dressing. Turn to coat.

  3. On a grill or in a greased grill pan cook fish over medium 3 to 4 minutes per side or until still slightly pink in the center.

  4. Place kale in a large bowl. Add 1 tablespoon of the remaining dressing. Using clean hands or tongs, massage kale 1 minute.

  5. Divide quinoa mixture among bowls. Add kale, cucumber and orange slices. Break fish into pieces and add to bowls. Drizzle with remaining dressing. If desired, top with toasted sesame seeds.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

456 Calories
15g Fat
45g Carbs
39g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 456
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 44mg 15%
Sodium 216mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 45g 16%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 39g
Vitamin C 141.5mg 708%
Calcium 298mg 23%
Iron 4.3mg 24%
Potassium 1387mg 30%
Folate, total 179.6mcg
Vitamin B-12 2.4mcg
Vitamin B-6 1.3mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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