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Lower Carb: Tuna Steaks With Walnut Pesto Sauce

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Lower Carb: Tuna Steaks With Walnut Pesto Sauce Recipe
Nutrition Facts*
Serving Size
14 Recipe
Servings Per Recipe
4
Amount Per Serving
Calories
465
Calories from Fat
189
% Daily Value
Total Fat
21g
32%
Saturated Fat
3g
15%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
56mg
19%
Sodium
358mg
15%
Total Carbohydrates
33g
11%
Dietary Fiber
5g
20%
Sugars
2g
Protein
38g
Calcium
98mg
10%

Number of servings: 4

Calories per serving: 465

Preparation time: 25 min

Total time: 25 min

Ingredients

12 cup (2 oz) walnuts

1 cup fresh spinach leaves

1 cup fresh basil leaves

14 cup Parmesan cheese

1 garlic clove

1 tbsp olive oil

14 tsp salt

12 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth

Nonstick cooking spray

2 tsp olive oil

1 lb tuna steaks, cut into 4 portions

1 cup quinoa, cooked according to directions without salt or fat

2 tomatoes, chopped

Directions

1. In a food processor, combine the walnuts, spinach, basil, cheese, garlic, 1 tbsp olive oil, and salt to make the pesto. Process about 1 minute until smooth.

2. Add broth and process 15 to 20 seconds. Transfer mixture to a small saucepan. Set aside.

3. Spray a large skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Place the skillet over medium-high heat and add 2 tsp olive oil. When oil is hot, add tuna steaks and cook 3 to 5 minutes on each side or until cooked through.

4. Over low heat, warm the pesto in the saucepan.

5. Serve tuna steaks with quinoa and top with pesto and tomatoes.

Makes 4 servings.

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