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This recipe is packed with heart healthy omega 3 essential fatty acids, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, so is highly recommended for good health. Salmon can be substituted for the tuna in this recipe.
- 600g sashimi-quality tuna
- 2 spring onions, cut into julienne
- 12 organic asparagus spears, trimmed
- 150g organic snow peas
- 4 cups organic salad leaves
- 1 red organic capsicum, halved and sliced1 organic yellow capsicum, halved and sliced
- 1/3 cup fresh organic basil leaves
- 1/3 cup fresh organic coriander leaves
- 2 Tbsp flaked almonds, roasted
- 1 large fresh chilli, deseeded and chopped finely
- Extra virgin, cold pressed olive oil
- Salt and pepper
Ingredients - Dressing
- 1 Tbsp extra virgin, cold pressed olive oil
- 1 Tbsp lime juice (substitute with lemon if lime not available)
- 1 Tbsp wheat-free tamari sauce
- 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
Method - Dressing
- Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Leave the dressing aside for at least 30 minutes, so the flavours can develop.
Method - MAIN
- Brush the tuna with olive oil on both sides and then rub it with the salt and pepper.
- Heat a cast iron pan with a little of the olive oil at high heat.
- Add the tuna to the pan and sear tuna on each side for about 1 minute (just until the skin is sealed).
- Rest the tuna for about 10 minutes.
- Once rested, cut the tuna into thin slices (about 5mm).
- Bring some water (which has had some salt added) to the boil.
- Add the asparagus to the boiling water for 1 minute (this is called blanching).
- Remove the asparagus from the water after the 1 minute and drain on absorbent paper.
- Blanch the snow peas in the same way as the asparagus and when completed, drain on absorbent paper.
- Combine asparagus, snow peas, salad leave, capsicum, chilli, spring onions and half the herbs in a large bowl.
- Add tamari sauce and toss gently.
- Divide salad mixture amongst 4 bowls.
- Top with sliced tuna pieces.
- Scatter rest of herbs and almond flakes on top of salad.
- Serve warm.
The dressing can be made up to 3 hours ahead of the meal.Advertisement
|Nutrition Information||Amount||% Daily
|Calories from fat||217||48.3%|
|Total fat||24.1 g||37.2%|
|Saturated fat||4.0 g||19.8%|
|Dietary fibre||4.3 g||14.3%|
These are approximate values.
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