Seared Tuna with Hummus on Crostini

Total Time:
30 min
Prep:
20 min
Cook:
10 min

Yield:
approximately 12 to 18 appetizers
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 (16-ounce) can chick peas, drained
  • 3 cloves garlic, quartered
  • 2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 3 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 pound fresh tuna steaks
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 baguette loaf French bread or sesame seed loaf, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 12 to 18 small sprigs parsley
Directions
  • In a food processor, combine chick peas, garlic, parsley, sesame seeds and red pepper flakes, and pulse until coarsely chopped and combined. Remove to a bowl, stir in extra-virgin olive oil, and add lemon juice.

  • Heat canola oil in a saute pan and season tuna with salt, pepper, and paprika. Sear both sides and remove to a utility platter to let rest.

  • While tuna is resting, arrange bread slices on baking sheet and toast in oven.

  • Slice tuna and assemble appetizers by spooning hummus on each toast round and then topping with a piece of tuna. Top tuna with another small amount of hummus, about 1/8 teaspoon, and a small sprig of parsley.


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