Yellowfin Tuna Salad Recipe
Packed with muscle-building protein and heart-healthy omega-3s, this delicious recipe is a must-try. You challenge yourself everyday to create a stronger, healthier, better-looking body. While muscling through challenging workouts is no doubt an important part of the equation, what you eat can make or break your efforts, so it’s important to feed your body right.
Naples-based chef Chris De Luca created this tasty, nutrition-packed roasted yellowfin tuna salad recipe, perfect for reaching your better-body goals. Rich in vitamin B-6, yellowfin helps metabolize fat and carbohydrates, boosts immunity and may even reduce heart disease and colorectal cancer risk. Void of starchy carbohydrates—which lack fiber and vitamins—and rich in protein, this dish is the perfect meal for the health-conscious and active alike. The best part: It’s quick and simple to make.
Roasted Yellowfin Tuna Salad with Capers, Tomatoes, Herbs and Olive Oil
4 oz. center-cut yellowfin tuna loin
1 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp. capers
1 tomato, seeded and diced
1 tsp. chopped thyme
1 tsp. chopped oregano
1 tsp. chopped parsley
1 lemon, juiced
salt and pepper to taste
Coat tuna with ½ cup extra virgin olive oil, and season with salt and pepper.
Place tuna on baking sheet, and roast tuna for 12 to 15 minutes at 375 degrees.
Set tuna aside, and allow to completely cool.
Once cooled, flake tuna into large mixing bowl.
Add capers, diced tomato, herbs and lemon juice, and mix well.
Add ½ cup extra virgin olive oil to tuna, mix well and chill.
Serve over a bed of lettuce, with celery sticks or with whole wheat bread to make an open faced sandwich.
De Luca, author of The Bachelor’s Guide to First Date Cooking, specializes in creating uncomplicated recipes for meals that are high in protein and low in fat and starchy carbs, making it convenient to eat delicious, good-for-you food.