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Summer Favorite: Grilled Tuna Salad with Avocado and Grapefruit

July 07, 2009

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I had a wonderful, light, crispy salad last week while in Alys Beach Florida so I decided to try to replicate the recipe at my own house. Grilling fresh tuna is so easy, and the lemon marinade makes it so fresh and juicy. Serve the tuna on mixed greens with your favorite toppings. This version includes avocado, pink grapefruit, tomatoes and carrots. If you don’t have time to make your own dressing, use your favorite jarred version. Grilled Tuna Salad with Avocado and Grapefruit is a great way to taste summertime and the good things in life.

Grilled Tuna Salad with Avocado and Grapefruit

Prep: 25 minutes
Cook: 4 minutes
Yield: 4 to 6 servings
Ingredients
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
2 teaspoon olive oil
1 teaspoon lemon pepper
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
4 (6-ounce) tuna steaks
1 Cooking spray
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1 SALAD:
6 cups mixed salad greens
1 medium grapefruit sections
1 medium avocado, pitted and sliced
3 roma tomatoes, thinly sliced
2 cups thinly sliced carrot
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Preparation
1. Prepare grill.

2. To prepare tuna, combine the first 5 ingredients in a large zip-top plastic bag. Add tuna to bag; seal. Marinate in refrigerator 30 minutes, turning once. Remove tuna from bag; discard marinade. Place tuna on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 2 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness.

3. To prepare salad, combine lettuce, grapefruit, avocado, tomatoes and carrots in a large serving bowl or individual plates. Add tuna.

4. Whisk together vinegar and remaining ingredients in a small bowl; drizzle over salad.



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2 Responses to “Summer Favorite: Grilled Tuna Salad with Avocado and Grapefruit”
July, 09 2009at 12:47 am
Tuna salad looks just what I want for a lazy summer day.... Angie's Recipes
July, 10 2009at 09:47 am
I love grilled tuna. That salad looks yummy. :)

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