Seared Ahi Tuna Salad With Fresh Snap Peas

 Recipe
Seared tuna is served with salad greens, snap peas, and a homemade dressing. This dish is ready in 20 minutes, making it perfect for a weeknight meal.

Yield:

Makes 4 servings (serving size: 1 fillet and 1/4 of salad)

Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Cook: 5 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 360
Fat 13 g
Satfat 3 g
Monofat 6 g
Polyfat 4 g
Protein 43 g
Carbohydrate 16 g
Fiber 4 g
Cholesterol 65 mg
Iron 4 mg
Sodium 337 mg
Calcium 112 mg

Ingredients

4 (6-ounce) sushi-grade ahi or yellowfin tuna steaks*, about 1-inch thick
3 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
1/2 plus 1/8 teaspoon salt, divided
1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
4 teaspoons honey
1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon minced peeled fresh ginger
6 cups mixed salad greens
1 1/2 cups sugar snap peas, trimmed
1/2 cup thinly sliced scallions
1 teaspoon sesame seeds, toasted

Preparation

1. Rub tuna steaks with 1 teaspoon olive oil; sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Set aside.

2. For the dressing, combine lime juice, honey, remaining 2 teaspoons olive oil, sesame oil, ginger, and remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt in a bowl; whisk to combine. Set aside.

3. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add tuna; cook 3 minutes without disturbing. Turn and cook 2 minutes more or to desired degree of doneness. Transfer to a cutting board; slice into 1/2-inch-thick pieces.

4. Place 1 1/2 cups greens on each of 4 plates. Top each salad with 1/4 of the sliced tuna. Add even amounts of snap peas, scallions, and sesame seeds. Drizzle evenly with dressing.

*Choose ahi or yellowfin tuna over bluefin tuna: Recent reports have found unsafe levels of mercury in bluefin.

Kathryn Conrad,

Health

May 2008
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