Grilled Tuna with Avocado Salsa

Serve with tortilla chips and a margarita for a festive summer meal.


4 servings (serving size: 1 tuna steak and 1/4 cup salsa)

Recipe from

Cooking Light

Nutritional Information

Calories 293
Caloriesfromfat 29 %
Fat 9.6 g
Satfat 1.7 g
Monofat 5.1 g
Polyfat 1.5 g
Protein 41.3 g
Carbohydrate 10.8 g
Fiber 3.1 g
Cholesterol 77 mg
Iron 2.1 mg
Sodium 366 mg
Calcium 40 mg


4 (6-ounce) yellowfin tuna steaks (about 3/4 inch thick)
1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
1 tablespoon brown sugar
3 tablespoons lime juice, divided
Cooking spray
1 cup chopped tomato
3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1 diced peeled avocado
1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and chopped


Heat a large grill pan over medium-high heat.

Sprinkle fish with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Combine the sugar and 1 1/2 tablespoons juice; spread evenly over fish. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add fish to pan, and cook 3 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness.

While fish cooks, combine remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1 1/2 tablespoons juice, tomato, cilantro, avocado, and jalapeño, tossing gently. Serve fish with salsa.

Karen Levin,

Cooking Light

July 2004
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