seared tuna over green bean, grape tomato and avocado salad

This one is super easy and filling. I did not take a pic of the tuna because it was not very photogenic. I tend to make salads with large cuts of vegetables so the kids can pick out the stuff they like. Blanch the beans, make the dressing and marinate the tuna midday. Slice the tomatoes in half. Cut up the other veggies. Toss it all together. Then sear the tuna and dinner will be on the table in less than 20 minutes. And, yes, I might be one of the most efficient humans on the planet.

Salad Ingredients:

fresh baby green beans (blanch these for 3 minutes in boiling water, rinse in cool water and refrigerate)

grape tomatos

diced avocado

chopped endive

chopped walnuts (just a little bit)


1 T white balsamic vinegar

1 T olive oil

1 T lemon juice

1 t dijon mustard

1/2 t finely minced garlic

Tuna- Sushi grade. Marinate the fish for a few hours in 2 T olive oil with the zest of one lemon. Heat a pan or grill to high and then sear for 2 minutes on each side, slice and serve with the salad.