Seared Tuna Pasta Salad
Thaw fish, if frozen; rinse fish and pat dry with paper towels. Sprinkle fish with salt and pepper. Lightly coat a medium skillet with nonstick spray and heat over medium-high heat. Add fish and cook for 6 to 9 minutes or until fish begins to flake when tested with a fork (tuna should be slightly pink in the center), turning once. Remove fish from skillet and thinly slice.Advertisement
Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions except omit salt and add snow peas during the last 1 minute of cooking; drain. Rinse with cold water; drain again. In a large bowl, combine pasta mixture, cabbage, red pepper, cucumber and green onion.
In a small bowl, whisk together vinegar, olive oil, ginger and honey. Drizzle with pasta mixture with dressing and toss to coat.
To serve, divide pasta mixture among 4 serving plates. Top with tuna and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
Variation: If desired, omit fresh tuna, salt, pepper and nonstick cooking spray, and substitute one 5-ounce can low-sodium chunk light tuna in water, drained. Omit step 1 and serve the drained tuna over the salad as directed in step 3.
2 lean protein, 2 vegetable, 1 1/2 starch, 1 fat