Maple spiced Tuna with Roasted veggies, salad, and quinoa [recipe]


Prep time: 5-10 minutes
Cook time: 40 min


  • 2 Tuna steaks
  • 2-3 tbsp maple syrup
  • a sprinkling of ground cloves, ground cinnamon, and fresh grated nutmeg (enough to sprinkle over your tuna steaks)
  • sliced green onions
  • 4 tbsp coconut oil for cooking, divided
  • 1/2 cup dried quinoa (about 1 cup cooked)
  • 1.25 cups home made broth to cook quinoa
  • 6 cups baby greens
  • half an avocado, diced
  • 1/8 thinly sliced red onion
  • small handful almonds
  • 4 medium sized red potatoes, diced
  • A drizzle of olive oil and balsamic


  1.  Preheat oven to 400ºF. Place diced potatoes in a shallow baking dish that has been rubbed with 1 tbsp coconut oil. 
  2. Drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Bake for 40 minutes, or until soft when poked with a fork
  3. Meanwhile, slice your red onion, chip your avocado, and slice your green onions. Place salad greens in two separate bowls, and set aside.
  4. Once potatoes have been in the oven for about 10 minutes, place your quinoa in a small pan with broth and turn burner to high. Once mixture is boiling, turn to low and let simmer until cooked (about 30 minutes total).
  5. When potatoes are about 10 minutes from being done, heat 2 Tbsp coconut oil in a skillet on the stove.
  6. Once oil is hot, brush tuna with maple syrup and place tuna steaks in pan. Sear for 3 minutes and brush opposite side with maple syrup. Once 3 minutes are up, flip fish and add 1 more tbsp coconut oil if needed, and cook for another 3 minutes. Once cooked, place one tuna steak on each plate and serve with quinoa on the side. Add butter, salt, and pepper as desired.
  7. Sprinkle red onion, avocado, and almonds over your salad greens and drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Split into two bowls for serving.
  8. Your potatoes should be finished cooking. You may serve these on the side of your tuna and quinoa.
  9. Enjoy!
Serina Vassar