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.