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Seared Tuna with Pineapple Salsa

With all the cold weather, I thought maybe we could channel the sun with this tropical recipe for seared tuna. Tuna is an ingredient I absolutely love since it is packed with flavor, healthy fats, and cooks in under 5 minutes. However it can be pricey (watch for sales!) so if you can’t find tuna or it is too expensive, just replace it with another sturdy fish and you will still have a delicious dish. The tuna is quickly coated with blackening spices and then served with a delicious pineapple salsa. Feel free to substitute the pineapple with any fruit or replace it with jicama if you are watching carbs/sugars.

Seared Tuna with Pineapple Salsa
Servings: 4
Serving Size: 1/4 recipe
Nutritional Info: 175 calories, 4.5g of fat, 6.2g carbohydrates, .8g dietary fiber, 27.5g of protein, 4.5g of sugar
Weight Watchers® PointsPlus®: 4 *

Ingredients

    1 cup pineapple, chopped
  • 2 tbsp. red onion
  • 2 tbsp. red pepper
  • 2 tbsp. cilantro
  • 2 tbsp. chopped and seeded jalapeno
  • 2 tbsp. lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 lb. tuna cut into 4 steaks (I used ahi tuna)
  • 2 tbsp. blackening spice (store-bought or homemade)
  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil

Instructions

  1. Mix together the pineapple, red onion, red pepper, cilantro, jalapeno, lime juice, cumin, and salt to create the salsa.
  2. Rub the tuna with the blackening spices on both sides.
  3. Get a skillet nice and hot over medium high heat. Add the coconut oil.
  4. As soon as it melts, add the tuna steaks and cook for 2 minutes on each side for medium rare..

* PointsPlus® calculated by Slender Kitchen; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

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