Kiwi Avocado Salsa over Rare Tuna Steak, Written by: Kayte Corrigan

A fresh summer fruit with a healthy fat and lean protein… if that doesn’t spell good-for-you, you might need a dictionary. New friends, kiwi and avocado, are tangled with herbs and dance upon a fish fit for a queen in this single serving dish.

Avocados provide nearly 20 essential nutrients, including fiber, potassium, Vitamin E, B-vitamins and folic acid. They also act as a “nutrient booster” by enabling the body to absorb more fat-soluble nutrients, such as alpha and beta-carotene and lutein, in foods that are eaten with the fruit. The avocado paired with antioxidant rich kiwifruit and the omega-3 boosters in tuna are actually working together in a melody of nutrition for your body. The taste just happens to be an aside. Double this recipe to provide nourishment for a friend, it begs to be shared.

 

Ingredients: 

For the tuna steak…

  • 1 yellow fin tuna steak, 125g - 150g
  • Drizzle extra virgin olive oil
  • Pinch salt and pepper

For the salsa…

  • 1 kiwi fruit
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 green onion
  • 4-5 fresh mint leaves
  • A small handful fresh parsley
  • ½ tsp fresh rosemary
  •  The juice of half a lime
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • ½ tsp unpasteurized liquid honey
  • Pinch salt and pepper
  • Few fresh coconut shavings, for garnish

Instructions:

  1. Peel and cut the kiwi fruit and avocado into very tiny little cubes, approximately ¼ to ½ inch. Throw them in a mixing bowl.
  2. Chop the green onion, mint leaves, parsley and rosemary very finely and add that to the bowl containing kiwi and avocado.
  3. In a small mixing bowl, add white wine vinegar, lime juice, honey, salt and pepper. Whisk until well incorporated and pour over reserved salsa.
  4. Blend until evenly coated and set aside.
  5. Preheat grill or cast iron skillet to very, very high heat.
  6. Rub tuna steak with olive oil on both sides, sprinkle with salt and pepper
  7. When grill or pan is really hot, throw tuna steak on and cook until a nice golden crust develops, about one or two minutes per side. Be careful not to over cook your fish as it’s really easy to over cook tuna. The sides of the piece of meat should remain a little bit rare.
  8. Transfer tuna steak to serving plate, top with salsa and garnish with few fresh coconut shavings.
  9. Serve immediately.

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