blood orange tuna quinoa salad
Blood Orange and Seared Tuna Quinoa Salad
by Liv
February 15, 2017
blood orange

Blood Orange and Seared Tuna Quinoa Salad

Course Salad
Prep Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings 3 people

Ingredients

Main Ingredients

  • 155 g quinoa
  • 310 ml water
  • 500 g tuna
  • 2 blood oranges peel and slice
  • 4 tbsp white sesame seeds
  • 2 tbsp black sesame seeds
  • 1 handful salad leaves
  • 2 tbsp pomegranate
  • 100 g feta cheese
  • 5 mint leaves fresh and chopped finely

Marinade for Tuna

  • 2 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp mirin

Dressing

  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 blood orange

Instructions

  1. Put all the ingredients for marinading the tuna into a deep plate or bowl and mix evenly. Place tuna into the bowl and gently coat the tuna with all the marinade. Leave it to marinade in the refrigerator for 1 hour. Occasionally turn the tuna while marinading so the flavour will be even on every side of the tuna. 

  2. Coat the tuna with black and white sesame seeds and wrap in cling film individually and leave in the freezer for 20 minutes to set. 

  3. Cook the quinoa by following the instructions on the packaging. 

  4. Mix the seasonings for the dressing in a small mixing bowl. 

  5. Mix 2 tablespoons of dressing with quinoa and check the seasonings. If you like a strong flavour then add more salt or pepper. 

  6. Remove the cling film from the tuna and heat up some oil in a skillet or frying pan. Sear the tuna 40-50 seconds on each side and remove from the pan. 

  7. Toss the quinoa, salad leaves, pomegranate and dressing together. 

  8. Slice the tuna. 

  9. Garnish step 7 with the sliced tuna, sliced blood orange, mint and feta cheese. It’s ready to serve. 

Blood Orange and Seared Tuna Quinoa Salad
Blood Orange and Seared Tuna Quinoa Salad

By Liv

Illustrator by day, home chef at night. I worked as a professional chef for many years but now I draw for a living. I now cook just for the love of cooking. The recipes on this website are all influenced by things I have eaten in different locations around the world.

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4 Comments

  1. Marie @ Yay! For Food

    What a gorgeous and delicious salad! So fresh and healthy too. Thanks for sharing!

    Reply
    • admin

      Thank you Marie 😉

      Reply
  2. Gabi Valladares | By Gabriella

    This salad looks AMAZING! It is most certainly helping me escape the cold winter blues here in Boston 😉

    Reply
    • admin

      Thank you Gabi! I love your Spicy breakfast power bowl as well! That looks like my kind of breakfast 😉

      Reply

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