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Grilled Albacore with Quinoa Salad

Recipe by Michelle Lee
Enjoy this recipe as a delicious, healthy lunch or light dinner! Cooked correctly, the tuna medallions will maintain their silkiness and light, pure texture.The marinade is just delightful with a wonderful tang from the mustard that pairs perfectly with a bit of sweetness from the tamari and rice vinegar. Mix up this recipe with whatever you have on hand — it's a nice, simple idea for any number of spring or summer vegetables.
Yield: Serves 3-4
Total Time: 1 hr 11 min
Prep: 5 min
Cook: 6 min
Additional: 1 hr
Ingredients
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons soy sauce or tamari
2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar or white vinegar
2 cups greens (rainbow chard, kale or spinach)
1 cup quinoa
1 tablespoon fresh Italian parsley
5 to 6 radishes
1 large lemon
1 tablespoon olive oil
Salt and pepper, to taste
Preparation
1.  Make tuna marinade: Combine mustard, olive oil, soy sauce and vinegar in a small bowl.
2.  Pour marinade over tuna and turn to make sure all pieces are well coated. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours before grilling.
3.  While the tuna marinates, prepare quinoa according to package instructions. Rough chop greens and parsley; slice radishes; juice the lemon.
4.  As soon as the quinoa is done, stir in the greens. The heat of the quinoa effectively wilts them to the perfect doneness.
5.  Stir in the lemon juice, radishes, parsley and olive oil, then season with salt and pepper to taste. Set aside until tuna is done; can keep warm or place in the fridge to enjoy cold.
6.  Brush grill with olive oil and heat the grill (or broiler) to 350 degrees F.
7.  Grill over hot coals for about 2 1/2 to 3 minutes per side, or until charred on the outside and still a little pink in the middle. Do not overcook!
8.  Enjoy the freshly cooked tuna medallions with the quinoa salad on the side.
About Michelle Lee

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