Seared Tuna with Shaved Vegetable Salad

Seared Tuna with Shaved Vegetable Salad

Seared Tuna with Shaved Vegetable Salad
Yield: 4

Seared Tuna with Shaved Vegetable Salad

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes

Shaving raw root veggies into a side-dish salad is a fantastic approach. They’re ready in just a few minutes, their earthy flavors stay vibrant, and a simple vinaigrette tenderizes them while retaining some crunch.


  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 3/4 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 3/4 teaspoon honey
  • 4 oz baby gold beets, thinly shaved
  • 1 (4oz) fennel bulb, trimmed and thinly shaved
  • 4 oz baby turnips, thinly shaved
  • 1 (6oz) Granny Smith apple, very thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame seeds
  • 4 (6 oz) tuna steaks
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon torn fennel fronds


  1. Combine 2 tablespoons oil, vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon salt, mustard, and honey in a large bowl. Add beets, fennel, turnips, and apple; toss to coat. Sprinkle salad with sesame seeds.
  2. Heat remaining 2 tablespoons oil in a cast-iron skillet over high. Sprinkle tuna with pepper and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt; place in a hot pan. Cook 90 seconds on both sides (for rare) or until the desired degree of doneness. Remove tuna from pan. Slice thinly, and serve with salad; top with fennel fronds.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 329Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 610mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 3gSugar: 9gProtein: 16g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.