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Sesame Tuna Over Baby Spinach







Serves 2


2 6-ounce tuna filets

Pinch salt

Pinch pepper

Non-stick cooking spray

2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce

1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar

2 teaspoons canola oil

1 teaspoon sesame oil

½ teaspoon minced fresh ginger

½ teaspoon honey

4 cups baby spinach


  1. Season tuna with salt and pepper.
  2. Spray a non-stick grill pan with cooking spray. Heat over medium-high heat. Add tuna and cook 4 minutes for rare or 6 minutes for medium, turning halfway. Remove from heat.
  3. While tuna is cooking, whisk together soy sauce, rice vinegar, canola oil, sesame oil, ginger and honey.
  4. Place spinach in a large salad bowl. Drizzle with 3 tablespoons soy vinaigrette. Divide spinach between 2 plates. Top each with 1 tuna fillet and drizzle with remaining vinaigrette.

Nutrition stats: 348 cals, 42g pro, 9g carbs, 2g fiber, 16g fat (3g sat)


Source: The Calendar Diet: A Month by Month Guide to Losing Weight While Living Your Life by Melina B. Jampolis, MD and Karen Ansel, MS, RD (with Ami Jampolis)



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