Seared Ahi Tuna Salad

A good piece of tuna may be costly, but if you choose a quality piece, there is really no preparation needed. You want to simply cook the tuna steak and eat it as is. This recipe is just that, a simple cooked tuna steak with a nice vibrant arugula salad. With a few squeezes of lemon juice, you won’t need to add any salt. This is all about the tuna, so let it shine.

Ingredients, Serving 1 entrée, 2 side salad

  • 3 oz fresh ahi tuna

  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil

  • 1 cup argula leaves

  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

  • 5 cherry tomatoes

  • 1/8 teaspoon or less freshly cracked pepper

1. In a small nonstick pan or grill, grease with 1 teaspoon vegetable oil and get pan or grill very hot. Season tuna steak with freshly cracked pepper if desired. Sear the steak on the pan or grill for 2-3 minutes on each side, for rare center. Cook longer if you prefer your tuna well done. Once done, set aside to cool.

2. Make small salad by mixing olive oil, lemon juice, and tomatoes. Serve sliced tuna on bed of arugula leaves and add extra lemon juice on top if desired. 

1 serving entree
 2 servings

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