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Seared Ahi Tuna with Chickpea Cucumber Salad

Seared Ahi Tuna with Chickpea Cucumber Salad

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword seared ahi tuna, chickpea salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 273 kcal
Author Nicole


  • 2 6 oz filets ahi tuna
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup canned chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup diced red pepper
  • 1 cup diced cucumber
  • 1/8 cup finely chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 cup diced avocado
  • 1/4 cup crumbled queso fresca
  • 3 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  1. Season ahi tuna filets on both sides with a little bit of salt and pepper. Sprinkle evenly with 1/2 teaspoon of cumin.

  2. Heat olive in a large non-stick skillet over a medium-high heat. Once olive oil is hot, add tuna. Sear until golden brown, about 30 seconds to 1 minute. Flip and sear on the other side until golden brown, another 30 seconds to 1 minute. Remove from pan and let rest. 

  3. Add chickpeas, red pepper, cucumber, cilantro, avocado, and queso fresca to a medium bowl. Gently toss to combine. 

  4. In a small bowl or ramekin, whisk lime juice and honey. Pour over chickpea cucumber mixture along with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Toss to combine. Season to taste with salt and pepper. 

  5. Thinly slice tuna and spoon salad on top. 

Nutrition Facts
Seared Ahi Tuna with Chickpea Cucumber Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 tuna steak with 1/2 cup chickpea salad)
Calories 273 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 17mg6%
Sodium 735mg32%
Potassium 435mg12%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 182IU4%
Vitamin C 13mg16%
Calcium 140mg14%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.