Tomato and Tuna Salad


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Yesterday, I had a millions of things to do and I knew that I could not spend too much time in the kitchen so I decided to swing by the fresh market to pick up some sirloin steaks.
I knew I was not going to eat that ( I am not a red meat fan), but I still had not a idea of what I would eat when entering the store. I was not worried because I can always find something;-)

Well as soon as I walked in, I saw a beautiful display of bull tomatoes.

photoTomatoes, unlike fruit never really picked my interest but those were so pretty that they looked that they would make a great dinner;-) Those tomatoes came in so many colors that I thought it would be fun to have a colorful salad for a change:-)

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But what to eat with it???? Fish?? maybe.. as I looked into the fish display I saw some beautiful tuna steaks.
Tina sashimi had been so rare to find this past year that I decided that they too would become my dinner.

Dinner for me was set: Tuna and tomato salad:-)

Ingredients for 2:

  • 1 red bull tomato
  • 1 green bull tomato
  • 1 yellow
  • 1 tsp of chopped fresh basil
  • 2 tbsp of olive oil
  • 2 tbsp of balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp of salt
  • 1/8 tsp of pepper
  • 1 tsp of Dijon mustard
  • olive oil or 1/2 tsp of butter
  1. Rinse the tomatoes very well.
  2. Cut them in their width and again in their length to make cubes. Set aside.
  3. In a bowl, mix the mustard, olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper and mix well.
  4. Add the tomatoes and the fresh basil and stir. Set aside.
  5. In a small frying pan, warm up the 1/2 tsp of butter. Sprinkle some salt and pepper on both sides of the tuna steak.
  6. When the butter is sizzling, add the tuna steak and sear it for 1 minute. Turn it and sear it for another minute. Cook it longer if you want it more done (I like mine rare).photo
  7. Slice the steak in cubes and mix those with the tomato salad. Et voila!

photoIf you like to eat your steak warm, you may add the tomato salad as a side. It is up to you;-)

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Bon Appetit and Happy Cooking!!!