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Grilled Fresh Tuna And Lima Bean Salad

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Ingredients
  Baby lima beans/Other dried white beans 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Extra virgin olive oil 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Minced fresh thyme 1 Tablespoon
  Minced fresh oregano 1 Tablespoon
  Minced parsley 1 Tablespoon
  Grainy mustard 2 Tablespoon
  Red wine vinegar 1 Tablespoon
  Fresh lemon juice 6 Tablespoon
  Freshly ground pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Fresh tuna steaks 1 Pound, cut 1/2 inch thick
  Tomatoes 4 Large, peeled, seeded and coarsely chopped
Directions

1. Soak the beans overnight in cold water to cover by 2 inches.
2. The next day, drain and rinse the beans. In a medium saucepan, combine the beans with 6 cups of cold water and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to moderately low and simmer the beans until tender, 20 to 25 minutes.
3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, thyme, oregano, parsley, mustard, vinegar, lemon juice, pepper and 1/2 teaspoon of the salt.
4. Place the tuna in a shallow glass dish. Pour two-thirds of the dressing over the tuna. Cover and let marinate at room temperature for 30 minutes, turning once.
5. Light a grill or preheat the broiler. Drain the beans and place in a bowl. Add the tomatoes, the remaining 1 teaspoon salt and the remaining dressing. Toss well. Set aside to cool.
6. Grill the tuna 4 to 5 inches from the heat, turning once and basting occasionally with the marinade, for 8 to 10 minutes or until just cooked through. Let cool to room temperature.
7. Break the tuna into bite-size chunks and toss with the beans. Cover and refrigerate until serving time.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Continental
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Grilling
Dish: 
Salad
Ingredient: 
Tuna
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
50 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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