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Grilled Tuna-Couscous Salad

Grilled Tuna-Couscous Salad

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.

Oxmoor House JANUARY 2003

  • Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 2 cups)
  • Cook time:12 Minutes
  • Prep time:6 Minutes


  • 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


Prepare grill.

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.

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.

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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 453
  • Calories from fat: 23%
  • Fat: 11.4g
  • Saturated fat: 1.7g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 7g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.8g
  • Protein: 30.8g
  • Carbohydrate: 60.1g
  • Fiber: 4.6g
  • Cholesterol: 38mg
  • Iron: 3.5mg
  • Sodium: 797mg
  • Calcium: 73mg

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