Tomato and Bean Salad with Grilled Tuna
In this simple, healthful salad, the tuna and beans count selenium as antioxidant sources. While the tomatoes have lycopene -- sauteeing them with a little olive oil boosts this antioxidant's bioavailability.
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- Servings: 4
Source: Body+Soul, July/August 2009
- 1 pound heirloom tomatoes (about 2), cored and cut into pieces
- 1 can (15 ounces) beans (white, black, or red), drained and rinsed
- 1/4 cup fresh tarragon leaves
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, plus wedges for serving
- 3 scallions, thinly sliced
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for grates
- Coarse salt and ground pepper
- 4 tuna steaks (about 8 ounces each)
Combine tomatoes, beans, tarragon, lemon juice, scallions, and oil; season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
Heat grill to medium; lightly brush grates with oil. Season tuna, on both sides, with salt and pepper. Grill, turning once, until medium-rare, 2 to 4 minutes. Serve tuna topped with tomato and bean salad.