Seared Tuna and Crushed Wheat Salad
Seared Tuna and Crushed Wheat Salad
Savour this quick and easy tuna salad recipe by Siba Mtongana from Siba's Table.
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Technique Searing
  • Preparation Time 45 minutes
  • Cooking Time 35 minutes
  • Yield 2 servings
As seen on Siba's Table
Ingredients
  • ½ cup crushed wheat
  • Salted water
  • Tuna
  • 200 grams fresh Tuna steak
  • Tuna rub
  • 2 cloves Garlic chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Parsley, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Coriander, chopped
  • Zest of 1 Lemon
  • 1 tablespoon Olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon Cayenne pepper
  • Salt and black pepper
  • Salad
  • 1 Cucumber, seeds removed and cubed
  • 1 punnet (250 g) Cherry Tomatoes, quartered
  • 4 stems/ ½ bunch spring Onions, thinly sliced
  • 125 millilitres (½ cup) Parsley, roughly chopped
  • Dressing
  • 50 millilitres (¼ cup) Olive oil
  • Juice of ½ Lemon
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Parsley for garnishing
Method
  1. Soak the crushed wheat in cold water for 30 minutes until the grains swell, then drain
  2. Place in a medium-based pan, cover with salted water and bring to the boil
  3. Cook for 20 minutes until tender. Drain and strain under cold running water
  4. Make the tuna rub – mix parsley, coriander, garlic, lemon juice, Olive oil, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper. Rub on the tuna with a fork
  5. Heat the oil and sear the tuna for 4 minutes until done, turning once after 2 minutes
  6. Make the dressing
  7. Add to salad and stir
  8. Tip onto a plattter
  9. Slice the tuna but keep it in its shape and put on salad
  10. Snap off some whole parsley leaves and sprinkle over
  1. Tip
  2. Can also subtitute the fresh tuna with 2 x 170 g canned in brine that is drained

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