Chili Crusted Ahi Tuna & Avocado Salad with Cilantro Garlic Dressing
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Serves: 1
  • 5 oz sushi grade Ahi Tuna
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • ¼ tsp cumin
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp ground coriander
  • dash of salt/pepper
  • non-stick olive oil spray
  • 2 oz thinly sliced avocado
  • ½ cup cilantro
  • 1 tbsp prepared fresh salsa (preferably the kind in the refrigerated section)
  • 1 clove garlic
  • juice of ½ lime
  • 1 tsp stevia
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 2 cups mixed greens lettuce
  • ¼ cup sprouts (optional)
  1. Mix together chili powder, cumin, coriander, garlic powder, and salt/pepper in a bowl.
  2. Sprinkle over the tuna steak and pat the spices to make a nice coating over the whole tuna, make sure to coat all sides and edges.
  3. Heat a non-stick pan at medium to high heat, and grease lightly with olive oil spray (or olive oil).
  4. Sear the tuna on each side for 30 seconds to 1 minute. The outside should be just cooked while the inside is still raw.
  5. Once cooked on all sides, set the tuna aside, or in the fridge to chill.
  6. For the dressing - place the cilantro, salsa, lime juice, garlic clove, olive oil, and stevia in a food processor or blender, and pulse until you get a dressing consistency.
  7. Assemble the salad. Place the lettuce and sprouts on a plate. Slice the tuna into thin slices and layer with the avocado over the lettuce. Pour the dressing over the tuna and avocado.
  8. Enjoy!
Nutritional Information
Calories: 371 kcal Fat: 18g Carbohydrates: 15g Sugar: 1g Fiber: 8g Protein: 28g
Recipe by Nutrition in the Kitch at