SALAD OF SEARED TUNA WITH SEEDLESS WATERMELON, AVOCADO AND GRAPEFRUITServing size: Serves 4
360g fresh sushi grade tuna
¼ medium wedge Seedless Watermelon cut in cubes
1 teaspoon baby capers
1 avocado cut into slices
1 grapefruit cut into segments
1 small green onion, sliced thinly
¼ cup picked continental parsley leaves
Cos lettuce leaves torn
30ml extra virgin olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Pre-heat a non-stick pan over a high heat. Sear the whole tuna piece for 20 seconds on four sides keeping the centre quite rare.In a large stainless steel bowl, toss together the Seedless Watermelon cubes, avocado, green onion, grapefruit segments, baby capers, parsley and cos leaves.
Slice the cooked tuna into 1cm thick slices and toss together with the salad ingredients and the lemon juice and olive oil.Season with salt and pepper and then divide evenly between four plates to serve.
Healthy Choice Facts
Watermelon is an ideal healthy snack food because it doesn't contain any fat or cholesterol, is an excellent source of vitamins A, B6 and C, and contains fibre and potassium.
And now there's even more reason to add the luscious red fruit to your weekly shopping basket. Findings from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists indicate that watermelon is one of a select few fruits, which contain high levels of Lycopene.
Watermelons are second only to tomatoes in concentration of Lycopene. Lycopene is the natural pigment that gives tomatoes and watermelons their red colour and is a member of the carotenoid family. The "redder" the watermelon the more of this potentially life saving ingredient it contains. Seedless watermelons are by far the most red and concentrated of all melon varieties.
Large international studies have found that people who eat high Lycopene diets had a much lower risk of developing certain cancers, especially prostate cancer among men.
A two-cup serving of Seedless Watermelon contains only 90 calories.
As Seedless watermelon flesh contains no fat and contains 92% water - what better way to help achieve your daily fluid intake?www.girl.com.au\seedless-watermelon.htm