Recipe courtesy of Sara Moulton

Grilled Tuna and Star Fruit Salad

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  • Total: 40 min
  • Prep: 25 min
  • Cook: 15 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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1 1/2 pounds fresh tuna, swordfish or salmon fillet, 1-inch thick, cut into 4 pieces

Mustard dressing, recipe follows

2 star fruit, cut crosswise into 1/4-inch thick slices

8 cups torn mixed lettuce

1 cucumber, peeled, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced

3 green onions, sliced

Mustard Dressing:

1/2 cup mayonnaise

1 tablespoon lime or lemon juice

1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh dill

1/4 teaspoon paprika


  1. Arrange the tuna on a lightly oiled grilling tray or broiler pan. Place 1/4 cup of the Mustard Dressing in a small bowl. Brush some dressing over the fish. Grill or broil, uncovered, for 5 minutes.
  2. Turn the fish and arrange the star fruit alongside it on the grilling tray. Brush the fish and star fruit lightly with the dressing. Return to the grill. Cook for 3 to 6 minutes longer, or until the fish flakes easily with a fork.
  3. Combine the lettuce and cucumber in a large salad bowl. Add the remaining dressing and toss to coat well. Divide the salad evenly among 4 dinner plates. Place 1 piece of tuna on the center of each salad. Arrange the star fruit slices around each salad plate. Sprinkle with green onions.

Mustard Dressing:

  1. Combine the mayonnaise, lime juice, mustard, dill, and paprika in a small bowl and mix well. Chill until ready to use.
  2. Yield: about 1/2 cup