Grilled Tuna with a Green Salad

It's time to post one of my favorite quick recipes from Jamie Oliver's 15 minutes cooking book! If you're making it for the first time it takes you 20 minutes, but after 1 or 2 tries it does only take you 15 minutes! So it's perfect for after a long working day!

Amount of servings: 1

Duration: 15 minutes

The ingredients for the salad:

  • 100 gr green beans
  • 1 tomato
  • 1/2 head (romaine) lettuce
  • 15 gr feta cheese
  • 1/2 lemon
  • Handful of pine nuts
  • if you like: some black olives

The ingredients for the tuna and dressing:
  • 1 tuna steak
  • 1 bunch fresh basil
  • 4 anchovy fillets
  • 1 lemon
  • 4 tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbs red wine vinegar
  • 1 ts course mustard
  • 1 ts agave syrup
  • Salt and Pepper

  1. Heat up water in your kettle. Cut the ends of the green beans and put them with a pinch of salt in a pan. Poor over enough boiling water to put them under and cook for 10 minutes. 
  2. Except for a couple of basil leaves for garnish, put the basil in your blender with the anchovy fillets, the juice of one lemon, the extra virgin olive oil and a little water and blend until smooth.
  3. Put the dressing in a small bowl and juice some of it to rub in the tuna. Season the tuna with some salt and pepper.
  4. Stir the red wine vinegar, mustard and agave syrup trough the rest of the dressing and set aside.
  5. Chop the tomato and tear up the lettuce and roast the pine nuts.
  6. Put the tuna steak in a grill pan and bake 2 minutes on each side or until they are still somewhat pink on the inside.
  7. Drain the green beans and put the lettuce on a plate followed by the chopped tomato, beans and pine nuts. When the tuna steak is done put it on top, crumble over the feta cheese and garnish with some basil leaves.
  8. Serve with lemon on the side. 


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