Low-Carb Seared Ahi Tuna Bowls

by KetoDietApp.com

Step 1Start by preparing the dressing/marinade. In a small bowl, mix the olive oil, coconut aminos (or tamari sauce), sesame oil, rice vinegar (or white wine vinegar), grated ginger, salt and pepper. Add the sweetener (you can use Allulose or Erythritol or skip it if you prefer). Stir until well combined and set aside.

Step 2To marinate the tuna, place the steaks in a ziploc bad or a small bowl and pour over about half of the dressing. Let it marinate in the fridge for at least 10 minutes, or ideally 30 minutes.

Step 3To prepare the vegetables, peel and julienne or grate the carrot. Using a potato peeler, slice the cucumber into wide noodles. Halve, deseed and slice the bell pepper (red, yellow or orange work best). Peel and slice the avocado. Wash and drain the greens in a salad spinner.

Step 4To cook the tuna, heat a non-stick pan or a well seasoned cast iron skillet over a medium to medium-high heat. Once the pan is very hot (about a minute for a non-stick pan, or 3 minutes for a cast iron skillet), add the avocado oil (or olive oil) and the tuna steaks.

Step 5Sear the tuna for 1-2 minute (rare) to 2-3 minutes (medium) per side. The time needed to cook the tuna will also depend on the thickness of your steaks. If the thickness is 1 inch (2 1/2 cm) or more, cook for 2 to 4 minutes per side.

Step 6When cooked, transfer to a chopping board and let it rest for 3 to 5 minutes before slicing.

Step 7To assemble the salad, divide the greens between two bowls and add the carrot, cucumber, pepper and avocado. Add the tuna slices and drizzle with the remaining marinade/dressing. Finally, sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Step 8Enjoy! These salad bowls are best eaten fresh.