Tuna Salad Recipe

Tuna Salad Recipe


  • 1 tuna steak per serving

  • mixed salad greens

  • 1 tsp capers per serving, more if desired

  • red onion, thinly sliced

  • olive oil

  • lemon juice

  • salt & pepper, to taste

  • lemon wedges for serving

  • whole anchovy fillets (optional)


  1. Place salad greens in a large bowl. Add onion & capers, dress with olive oil and fresh lemon juice, season with salt & pepper, and toss to combine. Set aside.

  2. Heat the grill pan over med-high heat. Lightly coat the tuna steak with olive oil and season with salt and pepper on both sides.

  3. When the grill is hot, moisten a (paper) towel with vegetable oil and use it to lightly coat the grill surface.

  4. Add the tuna steak to the grill pan. After 90 seconds, use a fish turner to give the steak a quarter turn.

  5. Cook for 60 to 120 seconds and then flip the steak over.

  6. After cooking for 60 seconds, give the steak a quarter turn. Continue cooking the steak for 60 to 90 seconds and remove from heat.

  7. Move tuna steak to a cutting board. Cutting with the grain, carve slices no less than 1/4 inch (2/3 cm) thick.

  8. Place salad on the serving plate and arrange tuna slices atop the salad. Garnish plate with lemon wedges and optional anchovy fillets.

  9. Serve with crusty bread and a white wine of your choosing.

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