Grilled Tuna Skewers with Tomato-Black Olive Relish

The slightly acidic flavor of the tomato-and-black olive relish contrasts nicely with the rich taste of the grilled tuna. We suggest serving this dish with an assortment of grilled vegetables and saffron rice.


4 servings (serving size: 2 skewers and 2/3 cup relish)

Recipe from

Cooking Light

Nutritional Information

Calories 381
Caloriesfromfat 33 %
Fat 13.8 g
Satfat 2.9 g
Monofat 5.2 g
Polyfat 3.9 g
Protein 44 g
Carbohydrate 27.8 g
Fiber 4.5 g
Cholesterol 65 mg
Iron 8.2 mg
Sodium 532 mg
Calcium 222 mg


1/3 cup chopped fresh oregano
2 tablespoons ground cumin
1 tablespoon crushed red pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
4 large garlic cloves, minced
1 1/2 pounds tuna steaks (about 1 inch thick), cut into 1-inch pieces
3 small red onions, each cut into 8 (1-inch) pieces
3 lemons, each cut into 8 wedges
Cooking spray


Combine first 7 ingredients in a large zip-top plastic bag. Seal, and shake well. Remove tuna from bag; thread 4 tuna pieces, 3 red onion pieces, and 3 lemon wedges onto each of 8 (12-inch) skewers. Set tuna skewers aside.

Prepare grill. Place skewers on grill rack coated with cooking spray, and grill 4 minutes on each side or until tuna is medium-rare or desired degree of doneness. Serve with Tomato-Black Olive Relish.