Recipe: Grilled Tuna with Avocado, Cucumber & Ginger Salsa

You’ll have this fresh, flavorful dish on the table in under 15 minutes. Quickly grilled tuna steak is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids and protein. Boost the health benefits and flavor by topping it with tangy salsa.


¼ English cucumber, cut into small pieces1 cup grape or cherry tomatoes, quartered1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger2 scallions, chopped3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro1 tablespoon fresh lime juice1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil¼ teaspoon kosher salt1 avocado, diced2 8-ounce fresh wild tuna steaks, 1-inch thick (like yellowfin or albacore)½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted

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  1. In a medium bowl, combine the cucumber, tomatoes, ginger, scallions, cilantro, lime juice, 1 tablespoon olive oil and salt. Gently fold in the avocado.
  2. Heat grill or grill pan to medium-high. Rub both sides of the tuna with remaining oil and sprinkle with black pepper. Grill three to four minutes per side for medium-rare steaks.
  3. Slice the tuna and divide among four plates. Sprinkle with sesame seeds, and serve with salsa.

Makes 4 servings

Each serving has:

Calories 271Total fat 14gSaturated fat 2gProtein 29gCarbohydrate 8gDietary fiber 5gSugar 2gCholesterol 51mg

Sodium 197mg