Healthy Vision Recipe: Seared Tuna w/Orange, Avocado & Cilantro Salsa

Nutrients such as lutein/zeaxanthin, vitamin C, vitamin E, folate, and omega-3s are important for healthy vision. Enjoy this recipe from the American Optometric Association; it's filled with these nutrients! 

Servings: 4


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 4 four-ounce tuna steaks (preferably sushi grade)
  • 1/3 cup red onion, minced
  • 2 oranges, peeled with all pith removed, and cubed
  • 1 avocado, peeled, seeded, and cubed
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • juice of 1 lime
  • salt and pepper to taste

Cooking Instructions:

  • Blend olive oil, garlic, and lemon juice in a shallow pan. Add tuna, turn to coat evenly, cover and marinate for up to 1 hour.
  • In a medium bowl, blend onion, oranges, avocado, cilantro, lime juice, and salt & pepper. Cover and refrigerate for up to 1 hour.
  • Place steaks in a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook 2 minutes per side for medium rare (3 to 4 minutes per side for well done). Serve with salsa spooned over top.

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