Two for Tuesday - Healthy eating: Grilled Tuna and Pea and Courgette salad

Ran: 5 miles / 8 km - 45 min - easy run

It's recipe time again! A friend of mine gave me two healthy ideas to start your meal with. So, this time no main course recipe, but two starters. Easy to prepare and Yummy in your tummy (OK...that sounds kind of lame...but they are actually Yummy)!

Grilled Tuna with cucumber salad

You'll need (serves 4):

4 Tuna steaks (about 100 grams / 3.5 oz. each)
9 tablespoons of Teriyaki marinade
1 cucumber
3 tablespoons of Soy sauce
1 tablespoon of vinegar
4 tablespoons of Sesame oil
1 tablespoon of sugar


How to prepare this dish:

Let the tuna steaks marinade in the Teriyaki marinade for about 10 minutes. Heat the grill. Slice the cucumber. Whisk together the Soy sauce, vinegar, sesame oil, sugar and pepper. Whisk until you have a dressing. Grill the tuna for 5 minutes (turn to grill both sides). Serve with the sliced cucumber and the dressing.

Personally I also eat this dish as a main course. I'll just add some bread and grill a larger piece of tuna.

Courgette and pea salad

You'll need (serves 4):

1 courgette / zucchini
225 grams/ 8 oz. of peas
1 spring onion
200 grams / 7 oz. of feta
some mint leaves
2 tablespoons of lemon juice
6 tablespoons of olive oil

How to prepare this dish:

Wash and dice the courgette/zucchini. Boil the courgette and peas in bouillon. Drain in a colander and let cool (I usually use cold water to let it cool in a couple of minutes). Chop the spring onion. Dice the feta. Chop the mint. Make by whisking together the olive oil and lemon joice. Season the dressing with pepper. Add the mint, courgette/zucchini and peas. Leave for 30 minutes and serve with some bread.

Enjoy your meal!


The Bryans said...

Sounds tasty!
Just thought I'd comment for the U.S. readers: courgette = a.k.a. zucchini :)

Silly Girl Running said...

@ The Bryans: Hahaha! Thanks! It's actually just courgette in England; those Americans just tend on changing everything (flavour / flavor, colour / color, etcetera). ;)

Run Jess Run said...

It's too bad my garden is done with zucchini...that salad looks good!

Silly Girl Running said...

@ Jess: It does, doesn't it? :) And you grow your own zucchini? Wow! I'm starting to believe that my garden is just a huge bathroom for all the kitties that live in my neighborhood... :(