Tuna Salad with Avacado and Grapefruit
This is a combination of Giada and Ina Gartens recipes. I think it is the best of all three recipes.
Six tuna steaks about a half a pound a piece
Two tablespoons olive oil for basting the tuna
Salt and pepper for sprinkling over the fish
8 tablespoons olive oil for the dressing
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
one teaspoon black pepper
Zest of one large lime or two small
One teaspoon wasabi powder
6 tablespoons lime juice
2 teaspoons soy sauce
15 dashes hot sauce
Two tablespoons honey
Two diced avocados
1/4 diced red onion
2 caramelized sliced white onions
1/2 cup chopped parsley
1/4 cup chopped diced cilantro
Two heads of chopped Romaine lettuce or mixed field greens
One box of arugula
1 sliced fennel bulb
1 sliced seedless cucumber
5 diced scallions
2 cups seeded and peeled grapefruit sections with their juice
One box of cherry tomatoes
Heat the grill to high
Brush the tuna with the olive oil, salt and pepper
Grill on each side about two minutes. You want the tuna rare.
Mix olive oil, salt, pepper, lime zest, wasabi, lime juice, soy sauce, hot sauce, and honey. Set aside
Toss the diced avocado in the dressing
Start making the salad.
Arrange the lettuce , arugula, cucumber, red onion, parsley, cilantro and fennel. Toss with half the dressing. Slice the tuna and place it on top. And the rest of the dressing including the avocados.
Sprinkle with the caramelized onions.
Decorate with the grapefruit, scallions and cherry tomatoes.
Drizzle the grapefruit juice on top.
This is so pretty and great for a main course.