Pepper-Crusted Tuna And Salad


Karomaza |

Lean protein is the ultimate muscle fuel. Get your protein fix with this delicious pepper-crusted tuna meal with curly lettuce and cherry tomatoes…

What You Need

1 bunch asparagus, trimmed
80g curly lettuce
200g cherry tomatoes, halved
1 tbsp lemon juice
3 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
250g fresh tuna
Freshly ground black pepper
2 tbsp torn basil leaves

Method

1/ Cook the asparagus in a small saucepan of lightly salted boiling water for one minute. Drain and cool in iced water. Drain again.
2/ Combine the lettuce, tomatoes and asparagus in a salad bowl. Make a dressing by combining the lemon juice and two teaspoons of the oil in a small bowl. Season.
3/ Coat the tuna with a little pepper. Heat the remaining oil in a non-stick frying pan and cook the tuna for two minutes until seared but still pink inside. Cut into strips.
4/ Drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss to coat. Serve topped with tuna and basil.

SERVES 2. Per serving: 1 218kJ, 14g fat (3.8g sat), 3.5g carbs, 3g fibre, 34g protein, 93mg sodium

CHEF’S TIPS
Don’t overcook the tuna or it will be dry.
Choose a variety of lettuce leaves to improve the presentation.

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