Seared Ahi Tuna with Sauteed Squash & Quinoa

The tuna is the deserved star of this dish. Sear each side for a minute, so that the outside forms a nice crust, but the inside is still almost raw. Add some sesame seeds if you’e feel adventurous. Sides of quinoa and sauteed squash round out this easy, but oh-so-fancy meal.

Prep Time: 20 mins Total Time: 40 mins


  • tuna
  • quinoa
  • squash
  • oil or butter


  • 1 part salt
  • 1 part black pepper

Equipment Needed:

  • Pan
  • Pot
  • Stovetop

Step 1: Cook quinoa according to package instructions
Step 2: Oil and season tuna
Step 3: Heat oil or butter in a pan over high heat
Step 4: Sear tuna for 1-2 minutes per side
Step 5: Dice squash into small pieces
Step 6: Heat oil or butter in a pan over medium heat
Step 7: Saute squash for 7-10 minutes, until squash begins to brown
Step 8: Plate tuna, quinoa, and squash together and serve!

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