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Grilled Tuna Salad

Fresh, light and satisfying, with tons of flavor thanks from an herby dressing.

Cooking/Prep Time: 15 minutes
Serves 6

Fish, Salad

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  • 1 1/2 lbs. sushi-grade tuna (about 2 inches thick)
  • 3 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups baby arugula
  • 1 seedless cucumber, peeled
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced radish
  • 1 avocado sliced
  • Lemon-Herb Vinaigrette
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper


1.) Spray grill rack with nonstick nonflammable cooking spray. Preheat grill to medium-high heat (350° to 400°). Cut tuna into 2-inch-wide rectangles.

2.) Brush tuna with oil to coat. Season fish with salt and pepper, pressing gently to adhere. Grill tuna, turning often to grill all sides, until 1/8-inch border is opaque but still very rare inside, 4 to 6 minutes total.

3.) Transfer tuna to cutting board, and cut across the grain into 1/8- to 1/4-inch slices. Set aside.

4.) In a medium bowl, combine arugula, cucumber, radish, and avocado. Add 3 Tbsp. Lemon-Herb Vinaigrette; toss gently to combine. Divide salad among serving plates. Layer tuna over salad. Serve with remaining vinaigrette, if desired.

Lemon-Herb Vinaigrette

1.) In the container of a blender, add lemon juice, olive oil, cilantro, parsley, salt, and pepper; process 20 to 30 seconds. Use immediately, or cover, and refrigerate up to 2 weeks.