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tuna steak with minted sprouted quinoa and yoghurt dressing

Contributed by: honeybeeAdded: Sep 09, 2010 at 11:23 PM


a fresh (nomad) lunch that can be eaten warm or chilled. serves 2.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (4 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (2 beneficials)
  • Type AB (5 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (5 beneficials)
  • Type B (2 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
  • Type O (1 beneficials)
  • Type O Non Secretor (2 beneficials)
  • Entree
  • 2 tuna steaks
  • cup sprouted quinoa
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint, chopped
  • chia seeds to sprinkle through quinoa
  • 1 large clove garlic
  • rice bran oil for cooking
  • sea salt and olive oil for seasoning
  • cup plain yogurt
  • lemon and lime, 1 of each
  • cayenne pepper
How to make it:
  1. Heat some of the oil in a cast iron grill or frying pan
  2. Sear tuna steaks 1 min each side, salt, then set aside.
  3. Heat 1 Tablespoon oil in frying pan.
  4. Add sliced garlic and fry until golden.
  5. Add sprouts, stir fry quickly and remove from heat after 1 min.
  6. Add half the mint and a sprinkling of chia to the quinoa.
  7. Season with sea salt, lemon juice and olive oil to taste.
  8. Mix half lime juice into the yogurt and season with salt and cayenne pepper.
  9. Arrange quinoa between two plates, place tuna steaks on top.
  10. Season tuna with lime juice, and dress with the yogurt
  11. enjoy.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Garlic1 ,2 B N B B N B N B
Quinoa  N N N N N N N N
Lime/Lime Juice2 B N N B N N N N
Tuna2 ,3 N N B B N N N N
Olive Oil1 ,2 B B B B B B B B
Lemon/Lemon Juice2 B B B B N N N N
Sea Salt2 N N N N N N N N

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Herb/Spice Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Pepper (Cayenne/Red Flakes/Jal...- A A A A N N N N

Dairy Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Yogurt2 N N B N B B A A

[1] This recipe uses ingredients rich in lignans.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[3] This recipe uses ingredients which may be high in pesticides.

  • This recipe is low in common allergens.
  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

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    Revision History:
    • Revised Sep 09, 2010 at 11:53 PM By: Lola