Recipe Summary

Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 15 mins
Yield: 4 servings

This recipe is...

  • rich in veggies
  • rich in protein
  • low or moderate sugar
  • lower in carbs
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Bibb Lettuce with Grilled Tuna, Black Beans, Avocado and Cilantro Vinaigrette

This recipe serves:  4
For the cilantro vinaigrette:
1 tablespoon finely chopped shallot
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon freshly chopped cilantro
salt to taste
freshly ground black pepper
For the grilled tuna:
4 tuna steaks, about 4 to 5 ounces each
nonstick cooking spray
For the green salad:
8 cups bibb lettuce, washed and torn into bite-sized pieces
1 cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed
1 avocado, peeled, pitted and sliced
Cooking Instructions
For the cilantro vinaigrette:
1. Place the shallots and the vinegar in a small mixing bowl and whisk to combine. Continue whisking and slowly add the olive oil and cilantro. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
(This can be made in advance and stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.)

For the grilled tuna:
1. Spray the grill grate with nonstick cooking spray and then preheat the grill to medium-high.

2. Season the tuna steaks with salt and pepper.

3. Grill the tuna on both sides until it is cooked through, about 4 to 5 minutes per side, depending on the thickness of the tuna steaks.
(The tuna can be grilled in advance and stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.)

For the green salad:
1. Slice the tuna into strips and place them in a mixing bowl. Add the black beans and half of the vinaigrette.

2. Place the lettuce in a separate salad bowl and toss it with the remaining vinaigrette. Arrange the tuna and black bean mixture on top. Garnish with avocado slices.

Serving Size: 1 tuna fillet with salad

Nutritional Information

Number of Servings: 4

Per Serving

  • Calories
  • 465
  • Carbohydrate
  • 21 g
  • Fat
  • 17 g
  • Fiber
  • 6 g
  • Protein
  • 58 g
  • Saturated Fat
  • 3 g
  • Sodium
  • 380 mg