Seared Tuna with Arugula Salad

Seared Tuna with Arugula Salad Recipe
Randy Mayor; Lydia DeGaris-Pursell
When Dave Pasternack serves this recipe in his restaurant, he cooks fresh artichokes, chops the hearts, and tosses them with the salad.


4 servings

Recipe from

Cooking Light

Nutritional Information

Calories 276
Caloriesfromfat 29 %
Fat 8.8 g
Satfat 1.3 g
Monofat 5.2 g
Polyfat 1.1 g
Protein 41.7 g
Carbohydrate 6.9 g
Fiber 2 g
Cholesterol 77 mg
Iron 2.3 mg
Sodium 544 mg
Calcium 124 mg


4 (6-ounce) Yellowfin tuna steaks (about 3/4 inch thick)
1 1/2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper, divided
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
8 cups arugula leaves
2 cups thinly sliced fennel bulb (about 1 small bulb)


Sprinkle tuna steaks with 1 teaspoon pepper and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add tuna steaks; cook 2 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness.

Combine 1/2 teaspoon pepper, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 tablespoon oil, and juice in a large bowl; stir with a whisk. Add arugula and fennel; toss well. Place about 2 cups salad on each of 4 plates; top each serving with 1 tuna steak.