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Dukkah-Crusted Seared Tuna with Amazing Sweet & Savory Veggies

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Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes

Serves: 2

Seared tuna is a great choice for a lean, nutrient-rich protein. Tuna has high levels of omega-3s that have an anti-inflammatory effect on your body, and also selenium and vitamin B12. Selenium has been shown to rev up your metabolism, while vitamin B12 is very important for cognitive function, and has been shown to be important in preventing fatigue, mood disorders and memory loss.

We then coat the tuna in dukkah, which gives a crunchy and exotic flavor, adds potent antioxidants, extra protein, and wards off the ‘fishy flavor’ that not everyone likes.

Lastly, we round out the meal by adding our amazing sweet & savory veggie and fruit combo, which provides huge amounts of beneficial fiber, phytonutrients and vitamins to your meal to support your weight loss goals and best health while leave you licking your lips with satisfaction!

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Dukkah-Crusted Seared Tuna with Amazing Sweet & Savory Veggies

  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 15 minutes
  • Serves: 2


for Tuna

  • 8 oz tuna, divided into two portions
  • 1/2 cup pistachios or walnuts
  • 2 Tbs sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 Tbs olive oil

for Sweet & Savory Veggies

  • 2 cups sprouted greens or spinach
  • 1 cup broccolini
  • 1 cup snow peas
  • 1 cup grapes
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 each lemon, juiced
  • 1 Tbs honey


for Tuna

  • 1)

    Press the tuna slices in a flat plate of homemade dukkah (or you can buy your dukkah ready-made). To make your own homemade dukkah: Just combine the pistacios, sesame seeds, coriander seeds, cumin in a food processor or blender.  Salt to taste.

  • 2)

    Heat 2 Tbs of oil in a small sauté pan over medium-high heat. Sear the dukkah cruster tuna on both sides until brown and crunchy on the outside, about 3-4 mins each side, yet rare on the inside. Hint: If you don’t like your fish rare, you an reduce the heat, cover, and cook for another 5 minutes or so.  Test with a fork, if it’s flaky it’s cooked through 🙂

  • 3)

    To serve, place one dukkah-crusted seared tuna steak on a bed of sweet & savory veggies and enjoy with a glass of white wine or spakling water.

  • 4)

    For the sweet & savory veggies: Place your sprouted greens or spinach raw on your serving dish.  Now, once you’ve removed your tuna from the pan, add your chopped broccolini, snow peas, grapes, water, lemon and honey to the pan.  It should sizzle and steam. Use a spatula to scrape the bottom of the pan and quickly move the veggies around the pan. It will be done in around 3 minutes – you want it crispy and crunchy to maintain the maximum health properties and flavor. Pour your veggies on top of your greens, and then place the fish on top.  Your gourmet feast is now ready to enjoy!


  • Gail

    September 25, 2018 at 1:11 pm

    Sounds delicious

    1. Maddy Kuhn

      September 27, 2018 at 12:01 am

      We hope you enjoy it when you make it Gail!

  • Kathy Lazio

    October 12, 2018 at 5:07 pm

    Is there another meat I can use? The only fish I like is cod, my husband loves salmon though.

    1. Maddy Kuhn

      October 17, 2018 at 8:26 pm

      Hi Kathy, you are welcome to use your favorite fish or your husband’s favorite, as a replacement for the tuna here. We simply recommend that you cook it all the way through to avoid getting sick. We hope you give a try and enjoy! Warmly, Maddy

  • Lurane Ryerson

    November 29, 2018 at 11:10 pm

    I cooked this dish tonight! WOW. It definely will not be the last time. EXCELLANT

    1. Maddy Kuhn

      November 30, 2018 at 1:31 am

      Hi Lurane, we love hearing that this protein packed meal was such a hit for you! It is a fantastic dish to be able to make between some of heavy meals that come around this time of year, allowing your body a chance to reenergize with the lean fish and vibrant veggies. Warmly, Maddy

  • Laurie

    January 24, 2019 at 4:33 pm

    This looks and sounds amazing I’m definitely making this!

    1. Maddy Kuhn

      January 24, 2019 at 5:53 pm

      Hello Laurie! We are so glad you think this Dukkah-Crusted Seared Tuna sounds amazing! When you combine it with the Amazing Sweet & Savory Veggies (and fruit!) it really creates a nourishing and satisfying meal to enjoy! We do hope you try it and love it as much as we do! All the best, Katy

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