Seared Tuna with Avocado Salsa Verde
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Seared tuna with avocado salsa verde is a super-simple summer dish that is elegant enough for entertaining, but quick enough for weeknight dinners.
Recipe type: Entree
Serves: 4 servings
  • ⅔ cup fresh cilantro
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 Tbsp. capers, drained
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • ¼ tsp. crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
  • ¾ tsp. kosher salt, divided
  • ½ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium ripe avocado, diced
  • 4 (6-oz.) tuna steaks
  1. Combine cilantro, garlic, capers, lime juice, red pepper flakes, ¼ tsp. each of the salt and black pepper in a blender or mini food processor. Blend, gradually pouring in all but 1 Tbsp. of the olive oil, until mostly smooth. Transfer mixture to a bowl; gently toss with diced avocado.
  2. Heat a grill pan or cast-iron skillet over high heat. Rub tuna steaks with reserved 1 Tbsp. oil; sprinkle with remaining ½ tsp. salt and ¼ tsp. black pepper. Cook the fish for 3 minutes. Turn and cook until desired degree of doneness, 3 minutes longer for medium rare.
  3. To serve, slice tuna steaks and spoon avocado salsa verde overtop.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 tuna steak with ¼th of salsa Calories: 483 Fat: 32 gm Saturated fat: 4 gm Carbohydrates: 5 gm Sugar: 0 gm Sodium: 539 mg Fiber: 2 gm Protein: 43 gm
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