Grilled Tuna with Fresh Tomato Salsa

Total Time
21 min
15 min
6 min
It takes just a few minutes to make this homemade salsa that tastes just like it came from your favorite Mexican restaurant. The chopped parsley in this recipe gives it a unique flavor. If you like a little heat in your salsa, add a few chopped jalapeño peppers. Cut out the seeds and the membranes so that the flavor of the jalapeños won't be overpowering. You can also serve this hearty condiment with a variety of other grilled meats such as pork tenderloin or chicken. Serve this delicious, colorful dish with steamed pea pods for a complete meal.


Cooking spray

1 spray(s)

Uncooked bluefin tuna

20 oz, or other type of tuna, cut into four 5 oz steaks

Cherry tomatoes

2 cup(s), or grape tomatoes, halved

Red onion

1 medium, chopped

Fresh parsley

¼ cup(s), chopped


1 Tbsp

Lemon zest

1 tsp

Fresh lemon juice

1 Tbsp

Table salt

¼ tsp

Black pepper

¼ tsp


  1. Heat a grill pan or a grill coated with cooking spray over high heat. Cook tuna, turning once, until just cooked through, about 6 minutes. (Note: For rare tuna, cook for less time, if desired.)
  2. Meanwhile, in small bowl, combine remaining ingredients. Yields about one piece of tuna plus 3/4 cup of salsa per serving.