Grilled Tuna with Puttanesca Salsa

A puttanesca sauce is a spicy mixture of tomatoes, onions, capers, olives, and garlic. We've added the fresh flavors of basil and lemon to our salsa version and served it over thick tuna steaks.


4 servings (serving size: 1 steak and 1/2 cup salsa)

Recipe from

Oxmoor House

Recipe Time

Prep: 14 Minutes
Cook: 6 Minutes
Other: 30 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 223
Fat 4.2 g
Satfat 0.9 g
Protein 38.8 g
Carbohydrate 6.3 g
Cholesterol 80 mg
Iron 2.7 mg
Sodium 560 mg
Caloriesfromfat 17 %
Fiber 1.7 g
Calcium 77 mg


1/2 cup chopped fresh basil, divided
2 teaspoons grated fresh lemon rind
2 tablespoons lemon juice
3 garlic cloves, minced and divided
4 (6-ounce) tuna steaks (1 inch thick)
2 cups chopped tomato (about 2 large)
1/4 cup pitted kalamata olives, coarsely chopped
1 tablespoon drained capers
1/4 teaspoon black pepper, divided
Cooking spray
1/2 teaspoon salt


Combine 1/4 cup basil, lemon rind, lemon juice, and 2 minced garlic cloves in a shallow dish. Add fish, and turn to coat. Cover and chill 30 minutes.

Combine tomato, olives, capers, remaining 1 minced garlic clove, remaining 1/4 cup basil, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper in a medium bowl.

Prepare grill.

Place fish on grill rack coated with cooking spray. Grill 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Sprinkle fish with salt and remaining 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Serve with salsa.