Nutritional facts / serving

  • Kcal 584
  • Pro 56g
  • Carbs 25g
  • Fat 28g

How to make this recipe


Serves 2

2 tuna steaks
3-4 tbsp. sesame seeds
2 tbsp. olive oil
2 baby gem lettuce, roughly chopped
8-10 anchovies (from the tin)
4 eggs, quartered
200g new potatoes, cooked and halved
4 tomatoes, quartered
100g green beans, cooked, sliced
6 basil leaves, chopped
4 tbsp. black olives, sliced
Juice and zest of 1 lemon

Tuna steak is high in protein and omega 3 oils to help muscle recovery. 

Eggs also provide protein and are a good source of iron to boost the development of red blood cells. Green beans are high in anti-oxidants to boost the immune system.

Benefits: Recover in-between sessions.


Start by placing the sesame seeds onto a plate and placing the tuna into them. You want to get a liberal coating all over the tuna steaks.

Now in a large bowl combine the remaining ingredients with 1 tbsp. of olive oil.

Heat a sauté pan over a medium heat and add the olive oil and tuna steaks. Cook the tuna for 1 minute on each side, ensuring the crust does not burn.

Once cooked slice the tuna and serve with the salad.

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Triathlete Helen Jenkins has often being called Britain’s most consistent female athlete, achieving more ITU World Triathlon Series podium finishes than any other British woman and winning the ITU world title twice.

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