Seared Tuna with Summer Salad

Every now and then my grocery store has ahi tuna on sale and I will grab some for this no fuss quick to the table dish. 

I like my tuna seared on outside with raw inside, but it got away from me this time and the tuna in photo is medium rare to medium. Still delicious!

Ingredients
  • Non stick vegetable cooking spray
  • Two 1 inch thick tuna steaks, (about 4 ounces each)
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 medium cucumber, peeled and diced
  • 1 medium Roma tomato, diced
  • 1 ripe avocado, diced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped Italian parsley
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Zest and juice of 1 lime
Instructions
  • Lightly coat a ridged stovetop grill pan or outdoor grill with nonstick vegetable spray and preheat.
  • Season tuna with salt and pepper.
  • Grill tuna until well browned but still rare, about 2 minutes per side. For medium rare, cook 1 minute more, until the flesh begins to pull apart. For medium, cook 2 minutes more, until the flesh flakes apart. Remove to plate.
  • Gently toss the cucumber, tomato, avocado with the lime juice, lime zest and olive oil in a medium bowl. Do not over mix or you will mash the avocado. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Slice tuna and plate with salad.