Seared Tuna with Organic Kale Caesar Salad

Fans of our Organic Kale Caesar Salad are aware of its decadent combination of chopped romaine lettuce, hearty kale, spicy radicchio, parmesan cheese, garlic romano crouton crumbles, and our creamy Caesar dressing. But this Seared Tuna with Organic Kale Caesar Salad Recipe from The College Housewife really takes things to the next level. Seared ahi tuna, crunchy pistachios, juicy cherry tomatoes, and sweet golden raisins are the perfect additions to the familiar flavors of a classic Caesar salad, providing new layers of texture and flavors while also offering a significant boost of protein. This is truly some restaurant-worthy stuff. 

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Blot the ahi tuna steak to remove moisture. Brush on an even layer of olive oil and season well with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat a medium-sized, heavy-bottom skillet on medium-high heat. Sear ahi tuna steak for 1-2 minutes on each side.
  3. Cover with foil and let rest for 3 minutes. Assemble your salad kit on a large plate or in a bowl. Top salad with mini cherry tomatoes, golden raisins, and pistachios.
  4. Slice seared ahi tuna steak and place on top of salad just before serving.

A Moment for Ahi Tuna Appreciation 

As if you really need more reasons to enjoy ahi tuna. Here are some health benefits you’ll gain from enjoying this versatile and tasty fish:

  • Rich in protein, low in calories: Ahi tuna is an excellent source of high-quality protein. Just four ounces of ahi tuna contains about 25 grams of protein. That same serving size will only set you back 140 calories, making ahi tuna an ideal high-protein/low-calorie food.
  • Heart-healthy: Ahi tuna is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which have been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke. Omega-3s can also help lower triglyceride levels and reduce inflammation in the body.
  • Rich in vitamins and minerals: Ahi tuna is packed with important vitamins and minerals, including vitamin B12, vitamin D, selenium, and potassium. 

So, yes, whether you enjoy it grilled, baked, or raw in sushi, adding ahi tuna to your diet is a great way to boost your nutrition and support your health.

Have Some Leftover Pistachios?

If you have some pistachios left over after making this recipe, here are a few other ways to incorporate them into yummy dishes:

  • Crusts: Crush pistachios and use them as a coating for meats, fish, or tofu. Try combining them with breadcrumbs or panko for an extra crispy crust.
  • Pesto: Yes, pistachio pesto! Blend pistachios, garlic, basil or parsley, Parmesan cheese, olive oil, and lemon juice. Then use the pesto it as a pasta sauce or spread it on grilled chicken or sandwiches.
  • Ice Cream & Gelato: Top homemade ice cream or gelato with diced pistachios for a refreshing and nutty dessert.
  • Nut Butter: Make pistachio butter by blending shelled pistachios in a food processor until smooth. You can use it as a spread, in smoothies, or as a base for salad dressings.

Try experimenting with pistachios in your favorite recipes to create new flavor combinations and textures. Happy cooking!

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