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Grilled Tuna with Avocado Salsa

Grilled Tuna with Avocado Salsa

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

Cooking Light JULY 2004

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


  • 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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 293
  • Calories from fat: 29%
  • Fat: 9.6g
  • Saturated fat: 1.7g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 5.1g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.5g
  • Protein: 41.3g
  • Carbohydrate: 10.8g
  • Fiber: 3.1g
  • Cholesterol: 77mg
  • Iron: 2.1mg
  • Sodium: 366mg
  • Calcium: 40mg

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