Seared Tuna with Lemon, Bean, and Arugula Salad

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recipe by Octopus Publishing

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Tuna is one of the easiest and most delicious fish to cook. Paired with simple, flavorful bean salad this recipe would make a wonderful light supper.

recipe updated Mar 19, 2020


  • Fresh chili icon
    Fresh chili
    1 (20g)
  • Red onion icon
    Red onion
    1 (135g)
  • Canned cannellini beans icon
    Canned cannellini beans
    850g (about 3½ cups)
  • Tuna steak icon
    Tuna steak
  • Olive oil icon
    Olive oil
    1 tbsp (15ml)
  • Salt & pepper icon
    Salt & pepper
    as needed
  • Lemon juice icon
    Lemon juice
    2 tbsp (27g)
  • Extra virgin olive oil icon
    Extra virgin olive oil
    3 tbsp (44ml)
  • Arugula icon
    5 cups (120g)


  • kCook icon Wooden spoon
  • kCook icon Skillet pan
  • kCook icon Large cast iron skillet
  • kCook icon Medium bowl
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  1. Add tuna steak to a clean work surface
  2. Rub in olive oil the fish
  3. Season with salt & pepper well
  4. Heat a clean large cast iron skillet - high heat
  5. Transfer fish to large cast iron skillet
  6. Fry evenly until browned - 2 min, high heat
  7. Add lemon juice and extra virgin olive oil to a clean medium bowl
  8. Season with salt & pepper
  9. Add fresh chili, arugula, red onion and canned cannellini beans to the salad
  10. Toss until well combined
  11. Transfer fish to 4 serving plates
  12. Serve salad
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