Recipe of the Week: Seared Ahi Tuna with Chickpea Cucumber Salad

mag813 June 23, 2017 0
Recipe of the Week: Seared Ahi Tuna with Chickpea Cucumber Salad

Ingredients

  • 2 6 oz filets ahi tuna
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup canned chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup diced red pepper
  • 1 cup diced cucumber
  • 1/8 cup finely chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 cup diced avocado
  • 1/4 cup crumbled queso fresca
  • 3 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Season ahi tuna filets on both sides with a little bit of salt and pepper. Sprinkle evenly with 1/2 teaspoon of cumin.

  2. Heat olive in a large non-stick skillet over a medium-high heat. Once olive oil is hot, add tuna. Sear until golden brown, about 30 seconds to 1 minute. Flip and sear on the other side until golden brown, another 30 seconds to 1 minute. Remove from pan and let rest.

  3. Add chickpeas, red pepper, cucumber, cilantro, avocado, and queso fresca to a medium bowl. Gently toss to combine.

  4. In a small bowl or ramekin, whisk lime juice and honey. Pour over chickpea cucumber mixture along with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Toss to combine. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

  5. Thinly slice tuna and spoon salad on top.

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