Seared Tuna Tostada with Black Bean Mango Salsa

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 55 min
  • Prep: 45 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 20 servings
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Black Bean Mango Salsa: 

1 cup cooked or canned black beans, drained

1 medium mango, peeled and coarsely chopped (about 1 cup)

1/2 cup finely chopped red onion

1 jalapeno, stemmed, seeded and finely diced

1/2 cup coarsely chopped cilantro

1/2 cup fresh lime juice

1/4 cup olive oil

Salt and freshly ground white pepper

Roasted Yellow Pepper Vinaigrette:

2 yellow bell peppers, roasted, peeled and coarsely chopped

1/4 cup red wine vinegar

1 tablespoon chopped red onion

2 cloves roasted garlic

1 tablespoon honey

1 teaspoon chipotle puree

3/4 cup olive oil

Salt and pepper

Seared Tuna:

2 tablespoons olive oil

Salt and freshly ground pepper

Three 1/4-inch thick tuna steaks (6 ounces each)


  1. Black Bean Mango Salsa: Combine first 7 ingredients in a large bowl. Season to taste with salt & white pepper. May be prepared and refrigerated, covered, up to 1 day ahead. Bring to room temperature 1 hour before serving.
  2. Roasted Yellow Pepper Vinaigrette: Combine all ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Seared Tuna: In a large saute pan over high heat, heat the oil until it begins to smoke. Season each steak with salt and pepper to taste and cook for 30 seconds or until brown and crisp. Turn the tuna over, and cook for 10 seconds more or until done to your liking. Cut the seared tuna into 1 1/2" squares just before serving.
  4. Assembly: 2 cups peanut oil 7 flour tortillas, cut into 6-inch diameter rounds Black Bean Mango Salsa Jicama, julienned Vinaigrette (juice of ? lemon, 3 tablespoons olive oil, salt&pepper) Seared tuna steaks Yellow Pepper Vinaigrette 20 cilantro leaves
  5. In a medium skillet over high heat, heat the peanut oil to 375 degrees F or until an edge of a tortilla sizzles when it is immersed. Fry the tortilla until crisp, about 1 1/2 minutes on each side. Drain on paper towels and set aside. For each tostada, toss jicama in vinaigrette and place 2 tablespoons on each tortilla, top jicama with a thin layer of salsa and place a piece of grilled tuna on top. Garnish with a cilantro leaf and yellow pepper vinaigrette.
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