Heirloom Tomato Salad with Grilled Tuna and Cannellini







2 15 ounce cans cannellini beans (white kidney beans), rinsed and drained

1/4 cup snipped fresh basil

1/4 cup white balsamic vinegar

2 teaspoons Dijon-style mustard

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 teaspoon finely shredded orange peel

1/4 teaspoon anise seeds, crushed

2 6 ounces fresh or frozen yellowfin tuna steaks, 1-inch thick

2 tablespoons snipped fresh rosemary

2 tablespoons orange juice

1 tablespoon finely shredded lemon peel

2 teaspoons olive oil

3 cloves garlic, minced

3 large heirloom tomatoes, cut into wedges

Flaked sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Fresh basil sprigs (optional)

  1. In a large bowl combine cannellini beans, snipped basil, balsamic vinegar, mustard, the 2 cloves garlic, the orange peel, and anise seeds. Cover and chill for up to 4 hours.
  2. Thaw fish, if frozen; pat dry with paper towels. In a small bowl combine rosemary, orange juice, lemon peel, and the 3 cloves garlic. Brush tuna with olive oil. Spread rosemary mixture over both sides of tuna, pressing to adhere.
  3. For a charcoal grill, grill fish on the greased rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium coals for 6 to 8 minutes or just until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork, gently turning fish halfway through grilling. (For a gas grill, preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium. Place fish on greased grill rack over heat. Cover and grill as above.) Thinly slice tuna steaks.
  4. To serve, divide tomatoes and bean mixture among serving plates. Place tuna slices on top of beans. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. If desired, garnish with fresh basil sprigs. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts (Heirloom Tomato Salad with Grilled Tuna and Cannellini)

Per serving: 351 kcal , 4 g fat (1 g sat. fat , 0 g polyunsaturated fat , 2 g monounsaturated fat ), 33 mg chol. , 651 mg sodium , 42 g carb. , 11 g fiber , 9 g sugar , 34 g pro.