Grilled Tuna with Avocado, Cucumber & Ginger Salsa @ClevelandClinic

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 pieces
1 cup grape or cherry tomatoes, quartered
1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
2 scallions, chopped
3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
¼ teaspoon kosher salt
1 avocado, diced
2 8-ounce fresh wild tuna steaks, 1-inch thick (like yellowfin or albacore)
½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted


  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 3 to 4 minutes per side for medium-rare steaks.
  3. Slice the tuna and divide among four plates. Sprinkle with sesame seeds, and serve with salsa.

Nutrition Information

Calories 271
Total fat 14g
Saturated fat 2g
Protein 29g
Carbohydrate 8g
Dietary fiber 5g
Sugar 2g
Cholesterol 51mg
Sodium 197mg

Recipe developed by cookbook author Sara Quessenberry for Cleveland Clinic Wellness


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