Cilantro-Lime Grilled Tuna with Avocado Cucumber Salsa


Tender tuna steaks are marinated in cilantro and lots of lime, grilled until perfectly smoky, and topped with an amazing fresh avocado cucumber salsa for one easy summer dinner!

 Prep Time10 minutes

 Cook Time5 minutes

 Total Time15 minutes





  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons lime juice

  • 1 clove garlic minced

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro

  • 10 oz ahi tuna steaks two steaks



  • 1 medium avocado pitted and finely diced

  • 1/2 cup finely diced cucumber

  • 1 medium tomato finely diced

  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh jalapeno pepper

  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro

  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

  • Salt and pepper to taste



  • Make the tuna: In a small shallow bowl, whisk oil, lime juice, garlic, salt, pepper, and cilantro until smooth. Place tuna steaks in bowl, turning to coat both sides. Let tuna stand in marinade 10-15 minutes.

  • Remove tuna from marinade and discard marinade. Heat a grill to medium-high heat and grill tuna steaks 1-2 minutes on each side (tuna should be medium-rare inside---do not overcook) Keep tuna warm and set aside.

  • Make the salsa: In a small bowl, combine all salsa ingredients. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  • Serve tuna steaks warm with lots of salsa on top. Enjoy!

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