CEimB Tuna with Warm Tomato Corn Salad

by Joanne on July 22, 2010

First, let me tell all Vegans out there that this is not a Vegan post….no really, that’s not what I wanted to tell you…. but it isn’t a Vegan post. What I wanted to tell you is… there is a terrific new APP for the iphone called the Vegan Recipe Finder.  This is also good for all you “Meatless Monday” bloggers as well.

Vegan REcipe finder

More than 13,000 vegan recipes and more added daily. What a find!

This week on cooking with Ellie..

The original recipe uses CHICKEN and was chosen by Danica of Danica’s Daily.  I could not resist two beautiful tuna steaks available fresh from our fish guy so I went with tuna instead of chicken.  Make sure to check with Danica to see a beautiful presentation of this recipe.


A standing ovation goes out to Ellie Krieger       The burst of flavor that explodes in your mouth upon taking the first bite of this salad is an unforgettable sensation. 

The ingredients I used:  2 lbs of tuna instead of chicken.  The tuna was rubbed with a grill seasoning and drizzled with fresh lime juice before hitting the grill.  1 pint of cherry tomatoes instead of 2 pints of grape tomatoes.  I used 1 cup of corn and 1 cup of peas and carrots. The rest of the ingredients looked really good to me so no changes needed. 


While Ted was grilling, I heated olive oil in a pan over medium heat and added the salad ingredients to cook and serve along side of the tuna.


I’m sure I’ve said this before, but this time I really mean it:  This is one of Ellie’s best ALL TIME recipes.  That will make a reappearance time and again on our table.


Danica, congratulations on a great pick of the week. Hats off to you.


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  • At 2010.07.22 07:52, Bela said:

    Your salad is soooo colourful and summery and the tune looks perfectly cooked. When are you inviting me over for dinner? LOL

    • At 2010.07.22 10:00, Joanne said:

      The doors always open, Bela. Make sure to bring your daughter – she’s a cutie.

      • At 2010.07.22 10:34, Peggy said:

        Your salad just wows me! I think you REALLY liked this. . am I right? 🙂 The tuna steaks look good too. I wish I liked seafood more and that I wasn’t so allergic to shellfish. I used to really love shrimp. Oh well. . life moves on. I enjoyed making this as well as eating it! Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

        • At 2010.07.22 11:56, Joanne said:

          I remember someone at work bringing in an Ellie shrimp dish but forgot about your

          allergy to shrimp. That was a while ago.

          I don’t know what I’d eat if I was allergic to seafood 🙁

          I had used to be allergic to corn but now if I eat it in moderation (when I was a kid,

          it was total pig out time when we had corn on the cob), I’m ok with it.

          • At 2010.07.22 10:43, tanyasdaily said:

            I like the mixture of all of those vegetables.

            • At 2010.07.22 11:56, Joanne said:

              So tasty

              • At 2010.07.22 11:56, Danica said:

                WOW ~ Talk about my presentation, no no, look at yours! AMAZING!!! LOVE your pictures and your tuna steak change….I bet this recipe would be EVEN better with tuna!

                You could make it VEGAN by using Tofu or another vegan meatless dish or better yet – Grill up some spicy potatoes with it.

                Thanks for VEGAN app tip – I NEED to see if I can get that on my Droid and for cooking with me this week 😀

                • At 2010.07.22 11:57, Joanne said:

                  Oh yes! Love the spicy potato suggestion.

                  • At 2010.07.22 12:30, Monet said:

                    Wow! This is a stunner. Those fresh vegetables serve as a beautiful bed for your tuna steaks. My husband and I will occasionally eat fish (no meat for us) and I’m certain we would be very satisfied with plate as beautiful and delicious as this!

                    • At 2010.07.22 12:56, Kayte said:

                      Looks great. Unfortunately, I am up at Purdue at USA swimming sectionals with Matt this week and this recipe did not get made before I left. I hope to get to it when we return…the inspiring photos here make me want to get home that much sooner! YUM!

                      • At 2010.07.22 15:39, Anne @ Food Loving Polar Bear said:

                        This is a true summer dish!

                        • At 2010.07.22 18:15, kalli@fitandfortysomething said:

                          what a great app you found joanne! how fun and thanks for sharing…….are you and ted riding tonight?

                          • At 2010.07.22 18:38, claudia lamascolo said:

                            love love love tuna steak, great recipe great app cant wait to try this!

                            • At 2010.07.22 20:37, Pamela said:

                              Funny! We thought it would be fab with Tuna, too! Looks great. Gotta love Ellie.

                              • At 2010.07.22 22:01, Liz said:

                                What a great salad to pair with tuna…honestly though I am sure it would be a welcomed side dish to most meals!

                                • At 2010.07.22 23:32, Margaret said:

                                  I honestly thought of using Salmon so since it was good with tuna that will be my next try. Looks delicious. And so wonderfully colorful.

                                  • At 2010.07.23 04:17, Chaya said:

                                    Isn’t this just wonderful. We love Ellie’s recipes. I used chicken but I would like to try this with salmon. This is just filled with color and flavor. Yours is majestic.

                                    • At 2010.07.27 16:12, Liz said:

                                      I saw that app listed on iTunes but didn’t get a chance to look at the reviews for it since I was just trying to stock up on games for my trip 🙂 Thanks for reminding me about it because I want to go back and look at it.

                                      Tuna looks beautiful and delicious! Glad this one was a hit for you too 🙂

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