Linguine with Seared Tuna and Green-Olive Tapenade Recipe

Linguine with Seared Tuna and Green-Olive Tapenade Recipe

How To Make Linguine with Seared Tuna and Green-Olive Tapenade

Crispy on the outside, and soft on the inside seared tuna is served atop tender linguine coated in a salty tapenade sauce, for a filling dinner meal!

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 25 minutes



  • ½cupgreen olives,pitted
  • cupflat leaf parsley,lightly packed
  • 1garlic clove
  • ½tspanchovy paste
  • 7tbspolive oil
  • tsplemon juice
  • ½tspsalt
  • ½tspfresh ground black pepper
  • 1lbtuna steak
  • ¾lblinguine


  1. In a food processor or blender, pulse the olives, parsley, and garlic to a coarse puree with the anchovy paste, 6 tablespoons of the olive oil, the lemon juice, and ¼ teaspoon each of the salt and pepper. Put ¾ of the mixture in a large bowl.

  2. Heat a grill pan or heavy frying pan over moderate heat.

  3. Coat the tuna with the remaining 1 tablespoon oil and season with the remaining ¼ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper.

  4. Cook for about 1½ minutes per side.

  5. Remove the tuna. Let sit for 3 minutes, then cut it into ¼-inch slices.

  6. In a large pot of boiling, salted water, cook the linguine for about 12 minutes, until just done. Reserve about ½ cup of the pasta water.

  7. Drain the linguine, add it and ¼ cup of the reserved pasta water to the bowl with the olive mixture, and toss. If the sauce seems too thick, add more of the reserved pasta water.

  8. Mound the pasta on plates and top with the tuna. Spoon the remaining olive mixture on top.

  9. Serve warm, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 674.09kcal
  • Fat: 27.85g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.02g
  • Trans Fat: 0.02g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 19.24g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.35g
  • Carbohydrates: 64.85g
  • Fiber: 3.41g
  • Sugar: 2.43g
  • Protein: 39.22g
  • Cholesterol: 44.65mg
  • Sodium: 565.10mg
  • Calcium: 38.16mg
  • Potassium: 722.21mg
  • Iron: 2.41mg
  • Vitamin A: 33.73µg
  • Vitamin C: 4.18mg
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