Seared Tuna with Avocado Salsa Verde

Seared tuna with avocado salsa verde is a super-simple summer dish that is elegant enough for entertaining, but quick enough for weeknight dinners.

Yield: serves 2 Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes


  • ⅔ cup cilantro
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • ¼ tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • ¾ tsp. no-salt substitute, divided
  • ½ tsp. fresh ground black pepper
  • ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium ripe avocado, diced
  • 2 (6-oz.) tuna steaks


Combine cilantro, garlic, lime juice, red pepper flakes, ¼ tsp. each of the no-salt substitute and black pepper in a blender. 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.

Heat a grill pan or cast-iron skillet over high heat. Rub tuna steaks with reserved 1 Tbsp. oil; sprinkle with remaining ½ tsp. no-salt substitute and ½ tsp. black pepper. Cook the fish for 3-4 minutes each side. To serve, slice tuna steaks and spoon avocado salsa verde overtop.

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