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Grilled Tuna, Orange & Jicama Salad with Red Onion Dressing

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From EatingWell:  July/August 1996

This dinner salad is anything but ordinary! Crunchy jicama, sweet oranges, grilled tuna and a Mexican-inspired dressing combine to really fire up your taste buds.

6 servings | Active Time: 45 minutes | Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients

Red Onion Dressing

Salad

Preparation

  1. To prepare dressing: Heat 1 tablespoon oil In a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions and sugar; cook, stirring constantly, until well browned, 10 to 15 minutes. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute more. Let cool to room temperature.
  2. Transfer 1/4 cup of the browned onions to a blender or food processor. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons oil, vinegar, lime juice and cumin; puree until smooth. Add cilantro and pulse to blend. Season with salt and pepper; set aside.
  3. To prepare salad: Preheat grill to medium-high.
  4. Combine jícama with the reserved onions in a large bowl.
  5. With a sharp knife, remove the skin and white pith from oranges and discard. Working over the large bowl to catch juices, cut the orange segments from their surrounding membrane, letting the segments fall into the bowl with the jícama. Squeeze the juice from the membranes into the bowl. Add bell pepper and toss gently to combine. Season with 1/8 teaspoon each salt and pepper.
  6. Season both sides of tuna with the remaining 1/8 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Grill over medium-high heat until just cooked through, 4 to 5 minutes per side. Let rest for 5 minutes before cutting into thin slices. Add the tuna to the jícama mixture.
  7. Toss lettuce with the reserved dressing in a large shallow bowl. Spoon the tuna mixture into the center of the greens and serve.

Nutrition

Per serving : 250 Calories; 8 g Fat; 1 g Sat; 6 g Mono; 34 mg Cholesterol; 23 g Carbohydrates; 21 g Protein; 7 g Fiber; 245 mg Sodium; 800 mg Potassium

1 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1 fruit, 1 vegetable, 2 1/2 lean meat, 1 fat

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