Grilled Tuna Vinaigrette

Balsamic vinegar, an Italian specialty that's aged in wood, mellows the flavor of the dressing. Use red wine vinegar for a salad with brighter, tarter notes.

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  • prep time 50 min
  • total time 50 min
  • ingredients 14
  • servings 5
 

Ingredients

DRESSING

1/2
cup olive oil
1/2
cup balsamic vinegar or red wine vinegar
2
tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1
teaspoon dried dill weed
1
teaspoon Dijon mustard
2
garlic cloves, finely chopped
2
to 3 drops hot pepper sauce

SALAD

3
medium unpeeled red potatoes (about 1 lb.)
2
cups fresh green beans or frozen cut green beans
1
egg
1
lb. fresh tuna steaks
Fresh spinach leaves
3
Italian plum tomatoes
1/4
cup sliced green onions

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 GRILL DIRECTIONS: In jar with tight-fitting lid, combine all dressing ingredients; shake well. In small saucepan, cook potatoes in small amount of water for 15 to 25 minutes or until tender. Cool slightly; slice.
  • 2 Meanwhile, wash and trim fresh beans; break into 1-inch lengths. In medium saucepan, bring 1/2 cup water to a boil. Add beans; cook 5 to 10 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain; cool.
  • 3 In nonmetal bowl, pour 1/2 cup of the dressing over warm sliced potatoes. Cover; set aside.
  • 4 Place egg in small saucepan; cover with cold water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer about 15 minutes. Immediately drain; run cold water over egg to stop cooking. Peel egg. Refrigerate until serving time.
  • 5 Heat grill. When ready to grill, oil grill rack. Place tuna on gas grill over medium heat or on charcoal grill 4 to 6 inches from medium coals. Cook 10 minutes per inch of thickness or until fish flakes easily with fork, turning once halfway through cooking.
  • 6 To serve, line large platter with spinach leaves. Arrange marinated potatoes in a circle on spinach, 1 inch from outer edge of platter. Spoon cooked green beans into center. Flake grilled tuna; arrange over green beans.
  • 7 In small saucepan, heat remaining dressing until warm; pour over salad. Mash egg with fork or press through sieve; sprinkle over tuna. Slice tomatoes lengthwise; arrange around edge of platter. Sprinkle salad with onions.
  • 1 GRILL DIRECTIONS: In jar with tight-fitting lid, combine all dressing ingredients; shake well. In small saucepan, cook potatoes in small amount of water for 15 to 25 minutes or until tender. Cool slightly; slice.
  • 2 Meanwhile, wash and trim fresh beans; break into 1-inch lengths. In medium saucepan, bring 1/2 cup water to a boil. Add beans; cook 5 to 10 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain; cool.
  • 3 In nonmetal bowl, pour 1/2 cup of the dressing over warm sliced potatoes. Cover; set aside.
  • 4 Place egg in small saucepan; cover with cold water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer about 15 minutes. Immediately drain; run cold water over egg to stop cooking. Peel egg. Refrigerate until serving time.
  • 5 Heat grill. When ready to grill, oil grill rack. Place tuna on gas grill over medium heat or on charcoal grill 4 to 6 inches from medium coals. Cook 10 minutes per inch of thickness or until fish flakes easily with fork, turning once halfway through cooking.
  • 6 To serve, line large platter with spinach leaves. Arrange marinated potatoes in a circle on spinach, 1 inch from outer edge of platter. Spoon cooked green beans into center. Flake grilled tuna; arrange over green beans.
  • 7 In small saucepan, heat remaining dressing until warm; pour over salad. Mash egg with fork or press through sieve; sprinkle over tuna. Slice tomatoes lengthwise; arrange around edge of platter. Sprinkle salad with onions.

EXPERT TIPS

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To broil tuna, place on oiled broiler pan; broil 4 to 6 inches from heat using times above as a guide.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 serving
Calories
460
(
Calories from Fat
250),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
28g
28%
(Saturated Fat
5g,
5%
),
Cholesterol
75mg
75%;
Sodium
85mg
85%;
Total Carbohydrate
26g
26%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
3g
3%
),
Protein
26g
26%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
70%;
Vitamin C
35%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
20%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 3 Very Lean Meat; 5 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.