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Seared Sesame Tuna with Citrus Quinoa Salad

Serves 2-3

A perfect summer meal, this tuna & quinoa dish is bursting with color and flavor...


1 - 1 1/2 lb. sushi grade tuna

olive oil

sesame seeds

sea salt

1/2 - 3/4 cup quinoa, uncooked (makes 1 - 1 1/2 cups cooked)

1 cucumber, peeled & chopped

1 mango, peeled & chopped

1 small container fresh blueberries

1/4 - 1/3 cup orange juice

1/4 cup lemon juice (approx. juice of 1 lemon)

2 tsp. agave (or honey)

1/4 cup avocado oil (or olive oil)


Rinse uncooked quinoa and place in saucepan with 1 - 1 1/2 cups water (ratio of water to quinoa should be 2:1). Bring to a boil, reduce heat & cover. Cook until all liquid is absorbed, about 20 minutes. Let it cool - this can be done a day ahead if desired. Combine juices, agave & oil - wisk together & set aside. In separate bowl, chop & combine the cucumber, mango & berries.

In shallow bowl, marinate the tuna in olive oil & sea salt and coat on one side with sesame seeds. Heat up grill or grill pan. When pan is hot, sear tuna on each side, about 3 minutes each.

Combine quinoa, fruit mixture & liquid. Mix well, top with the tuna & serve!

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