Summer Favorite: Grilled Tuna Salad with Avocado and Grapefruit

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I had a wonderful, light, crispy salad last week while in Alys Beach Florida so I decided to try to replicate the recipe at my own house. Grilling fresh tuna is so easy, and the lemon marinade makes it so fresh and juicy. Serve the tuna on mixed greens with your favorite toppings. This version includes avocado, pink grapefruit, tomatoes and carrots. If you don’t have time to make your own dressing, use your favorite jarred version. Grilled Tuna Salad with Avocado and Grapefruit is a great way to taste summertime and the good things in life.

Grilled Tuna Salad with Avocado and Grapefruit

Cook Time:

4 minutes

Prep Times:

25 minutes

Yield:

4 to 6 servings

Ingredients:

3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
2 teaspoon olive oil
1 teaspoon lemon pepper
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
4 (6-ounce) tuna steaks
Cooking spray

SALAD:
6 cups mixed salad greens
1 medium grapefruit sections
1 medium avocado, pitted and sliced
3 roma tomatoes, thinly sliced
2 cups thinly sliced carrot
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Preparation:

1. Prepare grill.

2. To prepare tuna, combine the first 5 ingredients in a large zip-top plastic bag. Add tuna to bag; seal. Marinate in refrigerator 30 minutes, turning once. Remove tuna from bag; discard marinade. Place tuna on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 2 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness.

3. To prepare salad, combine lettuce, grapefruit, avocado, tomatoes and carrots in a large serving bowl or individual plates. Add tuna.

4. Whisk together vinegar and remaining ingredients in a small bowl; drizzle over salad.

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