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  • 3 Ratings
Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Credit: Adam Albright

Recipe Summary

30 mins
10 mins
10 mins
50 mins


Mango Salsa:
Balsamic Glaze:
Chia-Crusted Tuna:


Mango Salsa:
  • In a medium bowl combine mango and pineapple. Add strawberries, cilantro, and lime juice. Toss to combine. Set aside.

Balsamic Glaze:***
  • In a small nonstick saucepan combine brown sugar, balsamic vinegar, and the water. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, 10 to 12 minutes or until mixture reaches the consistency of maple syrup and coats the back of a spoon; stir frequently. Let stand to cool completely (mixture will thicken as it cools).

Chia-Crusted Tuna:
  • Thaw tuna, if frozen. Preheat oven to 425°F. Sprinkle tuna with the pepper. Spread chia seeds on a plate. Press each tuna fillet into the chia seeds to evenly coat one side.

  • Coat a shallow nonstick or foil-lined baking pan with the canola oil. Place tuna, chia seed sides up, in prepared baking pan. Roast 10 to 12 minutes or until tuna is firm to the touch and an instant-read thermometer inserted in centers registers 145°F (centers may still be pink); do not turn tuna over during roasting. Remove tuna from the oven; let stand 2 to 3 minutes before serving.

  • To serve, drizzle each plate with 1 to 2 teaspoons of the balsamic glaze (store any remaining glaze in the refrigerator for another use); top with cooked tuna. Spoon salsa over tuna.

*Test Kitchen Tip:

If fresh mango and/or pineapple is not available, use canned fruit instead.

**Test Kitchen Tip:

We do not recommend using a sugar substitute for this recipe.

***Test Kitchen Tip:

The glaze can be made ahead and stored in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.

Nutrition Facts

263 calories; fat 5g; cholesterol 55mg; saturated fat 1g; carbohydrates 18g; mono fat 2g; poly fat 2g; insoluble fiber 3g; sugars 13g; protein 36g; vitamin a 351.3IU; vitamin c 24.8mg; thiamin 0.2mg; riboflavin 0.2mg; niacin equivalents 27mg; vitamin b6 1.4mg; folate 21.5mcg; vitamin b12 2.8mcg; sodium 69mg; potassium 749mg; calcium 59mg; iron 1.8mg.