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Quick and healthy tuna salad recipe

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Bulk-buying canned tuna might be a cost-effective shopping strategy (opens in new tab), but treating yourself to the fancier fresh stuff opens up far more exciting muscle-building meal options. For example, this tuna steak and salsa combo, which offers extra servings of fat-fighting chromium and metabolism-boosting potassium.

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Sesame tuna with salsa salad

Ingredients (serves 1)

For the tuna

2 150g tuna steaks / 2tbsp dark soy sauce / 1 garlic clove, finely chopped / 2tsp grated root ginger / 1tbsp rapeseed oil / 1tbsp black sesame seeds / 1tbsp white sesame seeds

For the salsa

Handful of cherry tomatoes, quartered / ½ red onion, diced / 1 garlic clove, finely chopped / Salt and pepper to taste / ½ red pepper, diced / ½ yellow pepper, diced / 2tbsp lemon juice / 1tbsp olive oil / 1tsp coriander leaves, chopped

To make

  • Mix the ginger, garlic and soy sauce, and marinate the tuna for five minutes. 
  • Meanwhile mix all the salsa ingredients and season with salt and pepper. 
  • Remove the tuna from the marinade and roll it in the sesame seeds. 
  • Heat the oil in a pan until hot and cook the tuna for 30 seconds on each side. Slice the tuna and serve it with the salsa.

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