Seared Tuna with Lentil Salad for Four

    50 minutes

    This is a delightful and easy dinner to prepare for four people. The simmered lentils are the perfect complement to seared tuna steaks.

    3 people made this

    Serves: 4 

    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1 cup diced carrots
    • 1/2 cup diced red onion
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1 pinch salt and black pepper to taste
    • 1 cup dry lentils, rinsed and drained
    • 3 cups (750ml) water
    • 3 tablespoons olive oil
    • 3 tablespoons lemon juice, divided
    • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
    • 4 (220g) tuna steaks
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil

    Preparation:25min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat and cook and stir the carrots, red onion, garlic and salt and pepper until the onions are translucent, about 5 minutes.
    2. Stir in the lentils and water, bring to a boil and reduce heat to a simmer. Cook the lentils until tender but not mushy, about 20 minutes. Drain off excess liquid and transfer to a bowl. Stir in 3 tablespoons of olive oil, 1 1/2 tablespoons of lemon juice, parsley and additional salt and black pepper if needed.
    3. Drizzle 1 1/2 tablespoons of lemon juice over the tuna steaks and sprinkle both sides of the steaks with salt and pepper. In a large frypan, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium-high heat until the oil is very hot, place the steaks into the hot oil and sear on each side until the outside of the tuna is well browned and the inside is pink, about 2 minutes per side.

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    Not so quick... had to cook the lentils for a lot longer, but it wasn't difficult to make. Good, just not something that I would make regularly. My fiance requested that I don't make it again.. he is a little on the picky side.....  -  16 Feb 2011  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This recipe was good. I added much more vegetables and did let it cook a lot longer than the 20 minutes. I also added red wine vinegar to the lentils. The fish was excellent.  -  15 Jan 2013  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I used shallot instead of red onion and added a bay leaf while cooking the lentils. I added lemon zest and more lemon juice, while cutting back on the olive oil a bit.  -  06 Sep 2015  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)