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Grilled Tuna-Couscous Salad

Prep time 6 mins
Cook time 12 mins
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 2 cups)
This one-dish meal is perfect for an easy night in. Flake the grilled tuna and add it to the salad just after the vinaigrette to maintain the tuna's bite.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice, divided
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 1 (10-ounce) package couscous
  • 1 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 (6-ounce) tuna steaks (about 1/2 inch thick)
  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • Olive oil-flavored cooking spray
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Nutrition Information

  • calories 453
  • caloriesfromfat 23 %
  • fat 11.4 g
  • satfat 1.7 g
  • monofat 7 g
  • polyfat 1.8 g
  • protein 30.8 g
  • carbohydrate 60.1 g
  • fiber 4.6 g
  • cholesterol 38 mg
  • iron 3.5 mg
  • sodium 797 mg
  • calcium 73 mg

How to Make It

  1. Prepare grill.

  2. Combine water, 2 teaspoons lemon juice, and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat. Stir in couscous. Remove from heat; cover and let stand 5 minutes. Place couscous in a bowl; stir in parsley and next 3 ingredients.

  3. Brush tuna with 2 teaspoons oil and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Place fish on grill rack coated with cooking spray. Cover and grill 2 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Remove from grill, and flake into large pieces.

  4. Whisk together 2 tablespoons olive oil, remaining lemon juice, and 3/4 teaspoon salt. Pour vinaigrette over couscous mixture. Add tuna, and toss. Sprinkle with pepper.

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