I threw this together when I was still living in Manila and to date it's one of my favorite lunches. This recipe can be prepared ahead of time, made in a giant batch for the week, and is perfectly simple yet perfectly scrumptious. I'm talking tuna salad.
What You'll Need (for 2 servings)
1 tuna steak--I buy frozen tuna steaks and defrost them as I use them
1 package of fish taco seasoning
1 jar of sliced peaches in their own juice (not fruit cocktail)
Any lettuce, spinach, kale, romaine that you prefer for the salad
What To Do
Defrost your tuna (if frozen). There are multiple ways to do this, the safest probably being leaving the unwrapped tuna in a bowl in the fridge for a few hours. If you forget to pull the tuna out the night before you can defrost it easily in the microwave.
Follow the instructions on the fish taco seasoning/marinade and coat your fish appropriately.
In a large pan on the stove, heat a small bit of olive oil and place your tuna in the middle. Flip the tuna to cook all sides, and make sure the tuna is cooked in the middle. I do this by making a small cut in the tuna and checking the inside.
While your tuna is cooking you can prepare your salad. Wash your lettuce and set aside in bowls.
Dice the tomato. Toss tomato pieces with lettuce/kale etc. Chop peach slices into 2 or 3 pieces each and toss with lettuce and tomato mixture. Use as many peach slices as you'd like, I don't use the entire jar so usually one jar will last 3 or 4 salads.
Once your tuna is finished cooking remove from heat. Allow tuna to cool a bit before cutting into pieces and tossing with salad. 1 tuna steak will usually yield two bowls of salad.
Done! This should make 2 bowls of salad and they store easily in the fridge in an airtight container for about 3 days.
You can easily add cranberries, strawberries, blueberries, almonds...really anything to customize this salad! It has a very fresh, summery taste and since the peaches are jarred you can make this all year round! It's quick, simple, yummy, and very healthy.
Let me know how this works for you and any yummy additions you would make!