Grilled Tuna with Fire & Ice Salsa - 3 Guiding Stars
Active Time
Total Time
Three Guiding Stars icon Three Guiding Stars indicate the best nutritional value.

Tuna steak is a delicious treat once in a while, although the large tuna from which steaks are taken is on the high mercury list. This salsa pairs well with any robust fish, so if you’d like a more workaday dish, talk to your local grocery store’s seafood department about the best local, sustainable fish for grilling.


  • 1 cup watermelon, diced
  • 1 cup pineapple, diced
  • 2 Tbsp. lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp. minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 tsp. minced jalapeno
  • 4 (8 oz.) tuna steaks, 1” thick
  • ⅛ tsp. salt
  • ⅛ tsp. pepper


  1. Combine the watermelon, pineapple, lime juice, cilantro and jalapeno in a small bowl and toss gently to combine.
  2. Pat excess moisture from the tuna steaks with a paper towel, and rub a few drops of olive or vegetable oil on each side. Season both sides with salt and pepper.
  3. On a grill over high heat, place the tuna steaks and allow them to remain for 2-3 minutes without moving. Flip the tuna steaks and allow to cook until it reaches a minimum internal temperature of 125ºF (3-5 minutes). If you desire a more well-done steak, reduce the heat to medium low, lower the grill lid, and allow to cook until opaque (3-4 minutes).
  4. Allow the tuna to rest for 2-3 minutes before serving. Top with the salsa.
Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories 360; Total Fat 11g (14% Daily Value); Saturated Fat 3g (14% DV); Trans Fat 0g; Cholesterol 86mg (29% DV); Sodium 160mg (7% DV); Total Carbohydrate 9g (3% DV); Dietary Fiber 1g (3% DV); Total Sugars 6g; Includes 0g Added Sugars (0% DV); Protein 53g; Vitamin D 60% DV; Calcium 2% DV; Iron 15% DV; Potassium 15% DV; Vitamin B12 890% DV; Niacin 190% DV; Vitamin A 170% DV.
Recipe by Guiding Stars at
© 2024 Guiding Stars Licensing Company. All rights reserved. US Patent Nos. 7,974,881; 8,626,796