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Seared Tuna with Avocado Salsa

Some foods — like tuna and avocado — are just meant to go together. Simple, quick and bursting with flavor, this Seared Tuna and Avocado Salsa is the perfect example. When ready to cook, heat the pan or grill to super hot for a nice sear and perfectly cooked tuna.

  • Seared Tuna with Avocado Salsa
  • Ingredients
    • 1 cup halved grape tomatoes
    • ½ cup sliced red onion
    • 3 Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro
    • 2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
    • ¼ tsp. salt
    • ½ tsp. ground black pepper
    • 2 avocados, peeled and diced
    • 2 garlic cloves, minced
    • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely chopped
    • 2 Tbsp. less sodium soy sauce
    • 2 tsp. brown sugar
    • Cooking spray
    • 4 (6 oz.) tuna steaks

    1. To prepare salsa, combine first nine ingredients, through jalapeño pepper, in a medium bowl. Set aside. 1. Combine soy sauce and brown sugar in a small bowl, stirring until brown sugar dissolves. Reserve 1 Tbsp. soy sauce mixture. 1. Heat a grill pan over high heat. Coat pan evenly with cooking spray. Add steaks to pan. Cook 2 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness, basting steaks frequently with soy mixture. Remove steaks from grill pan. Drizzle with reserved 1 Tbsp. soy sauce mixture. Serve fish with salsa.


    For gluten free: Use tamari in place of soy sauce.


    Calories 380, Total Fat 16g (Saturated 2.5g, Trans 0g), Cholesterol 65mg, Sodium 530mg, Total Carbohydrate 18g (Dietary Fiber 8g, Total Sugars 4g, Includes 2g Added Sugars), Protein 45g, Vitamin D 15%, Calcium 2%, Iron 10%, Potassium 30% *Nutritional values are an approximation. Actual nutritional values may vary due to preparation techniques, variations related to suppliers, regional and seasonal differences, or rounding.

    Serves: 4 servings

    Gluten Free Main Dish Summer Dairy Free Sodium Smart Special Occasion