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AHI TUNA SALAD

Course Salad
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 1
Author Sandra | Sandra's Easy Cooking

Ingredients

  • A drizzle of Olive oil
  • 1 Ahi Tuna Steak 6 ounces
  • 1/4 teaspoon Himalayan Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon  dried parsley

Salad:

  • 1 cup organic baby spinach
  • 1 cup Eat Smart Salad --- contains: carrots red cabbage, kale, beet greens, broccoli stalks
  • 1 Mandarine peeled and separated into sections.
  • 1 tbsp Toasted and sliced Almonds

Dressing- vinaigrette:

  • 1/2 cup olive oil EVOO
  • 1/4 cup Lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 minced or grated garlic clove
  • 1/2 teaspoon grainy mustard
  • 1 teaspoon  minced herbs
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon honey

Garnish:

  • Sprinkle with Sumac
  • Fresh Dill
  • Lemon slices

Instructions

  1. Coat your steak with a combination of salt, ground black pepper, and dried parsley.
  2. Heat a grill pan or griddle over high heat. Spray grill surface or add a drizzle of olive oil in the pan. Add tuna steak to the hot cooking surface and sear tuna 1 minute on each side.
  3. Remove tuna from heat and place on a cutting board.
  4. Mix together a salad. You can use whatever you have on hand. I used a mixture of organic baby spinach with Eat Smart Salad (contains: carrots, red cabbage, kale, beet greens, broccoli stalks) and added mandarine. I used my own toasted and sliced almonds as well as vinaigrette.
  5. Whisk together ingredients for the vinaigrette and set aside. You do not have to use it all, just store in the airtight jar.
  6. Drizzle dressing over the salad and toss to coat.
  7. Slice tuna on an angle and arrange on the salad. Sprinkle on top any herb, in this case, I had sumac, so I used it. Sumac gives a wonderful taste, lemon slices, and lastly fresh dill.

Recipe Notes

If Ahi tuna is frozen, make sure to defrost it. You can leave in the fridge for 24hrs or submerge in the cold water for about 20 minutes. When defrosted pat-dry with a paper towel after removing it from the sealed plastic bag. Double or triple the recipe if you are serving more people. Ahi tuna serving size is 6 ounces. About Ahi Tuna: Ahi tuna is often used in raw fish dishes in Asian cuisines. While it serves as a great source of several nutrients you need for good health, packed with vitamin B, D, the protein content accounts for 50 percent of the daily value of protein, it's also slightly higher in mercury than other types of tuna. The Hawaii State Department of Health recommends limiting your servings to twice per month. Ahi is perfect if you're trying to follow a high-protein low-carbohydrate diet.