Grilled Tuna with Puttanesca Salsa

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.

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


  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil, divided
  • 2 teaspoons grated fresh lemon rind
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 none garlic cloves, minced and divided
  • 4 none (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
  • none 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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 223none
  • Fat: 4.2g
  • Saturated fat: 0.9g
  • Protein: 38.8g
  • Carbohydrate: 6.3g
  • Cholesterol: 80mg
  • Iron: 2.7mg
  • Sodium: 560mg
  • Calories from fat: 17%
  • Fiber: 1.7g
  • Calcium: 77mg

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Grilled Tuna with Puttanesca Salsa Recipe