Seared Tuna Salad

7 Jul

seared tuna salad

This is not your tuna with mayo.
This is a recipe that Ina Garten developed and I changed just a little.
It is delicious and well worth your time.
4 tuna steaks
1/2 tsp. olive oil to brush the tuna with
salt and pepper
Dressing
8 tablespoons olive or canola oil
One teaspoon salt
One teaspoon ground black pepper
Grated zest of two limes
One small jalapeno pepper without the seeds
Juice two big limes or three small limes
2 teaspoons soy sauce
15 dashes of franks red hot sauce
One tablespoon honey
Process everything in the magic bullet till smooth.

2 ripe diced avocados
4 diced scallions including the green tops
One small diced red onion
1/2 cup diced fresh parsley
1/2 cup fresh diced cilantro
3 cups arugula
3 cups baby spinach

Brush the tuna with oil and season with salt and pepper.
Sear in a hot skillet for a minute or two on each side.
Let it rest and then slice into chunks or slices.
Make the dressing .
Pour some dressing on the avocado so it doesn’t brown.
Place the spinach and arugula in a big bowl.
Place the tuna, scallions, onion, parsley and cilantro on top.
Add the dressing . You may not have to use all of it so add half and toss then add more if you need it.
Add the avocado on top and toss gently.
I served this with grilled pizza dough that I brushed with olive oil and sprinkled with salt and garlic powder.
This is a great main corse on a hot summer night or a fancy lunch for the girls.
Just a personal note . Ina Garten has the best cookbooks.
I have all of them and I change a recipe around most of the time.
Some of her recipes are very close to my Moms but with her twist.
Her twist is pretty good.

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