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Honeydew Melon Salsa Over Tuna Steaks
Prep/cooking time: Approximately 25 minutes
- 1 small honeydew melon, finely diced
- 1/2 red chili pepper, seeded and chopped
- 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
- 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 pinch granulated sugar
- 2, 5-ounce tuna steaks
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 10 fresh basil leaves, cut into thin strips
In a medium bowl, add the honeydew melon, red chili pepper, 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, lime juice, salt and sugar. Meanwhile, heat 2 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil in a skillet.
Season both sides of the tuna steaks with salt and pepper.
Sear tuna steaks in skillet, about 3 minutes per side.
Serve tuna steaks with a heaping spoonful of honeydew melon salsa and sprinkle with basil leaves.
This is a versatile salsa recipe that also goes well with white fish or grilled chicken.
Recipe courtesy of Catholic Health Initiatives.