How to Make Tuna Steaks with Cucumber and Red Onion Relish

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Cook Healthy and QuickTuna is a fabulous fish to cook on the grill; its robust, meaty texture means the steaks hold together well.

  • Yield: 4 Servings
  • Preparation Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cooking Time: 10 Minutes


How to Make It
  1. Prepare the grill for cooking. Slice the cucumber in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds with a spoon. Slice each half again lengthwise to make four long, thin pieces. Slice thinly on a diagonal.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together the vinegar, sugar, chile flakes, and salt. Mix in the sliced cucumber and red onion, cover, and leave in the refrigerator to rest for 30 minutes (this helps soften the taste of the raw onion).
  3. Rub each tuna steak on both sides with a little oil and smoked paprika and season them well. Cook the tuna on the hot grill for 2–3 minutes on each side for medium, or 3–4 minutes for well done (and less for rare tuna, but only serve it this way if it is very fresh). It is easy to see if the tuna has cooked on one side, because the fish will turn opaque from the bottom upward when looked at from the side. Remember that the fish will continue to cook when removed from the grill.
  4. Serve with the cucumber relish and a wedge of lemon or lime to squeeze over.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1
Nutritional Value Per Serving
174 kcal
Calories from Fat:
67.5 kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
7.5 g
Saturated Fat
1.5 g
Trans Fat
0.0 g
2 g
Dietary Fiber
0.8 g
1.5 g
* Above mentioned %DVs (Percent Daily Values) are based on 2,000 calorie food intake.

DVs (Daily values) may be vary depending upon individuals daily calorie needs. Above nutritional values are estimates and should only be used as a guide for approximation. They are not recommendations. Calculations are based on average weight of 194 lbs. and ages of 19 to 50 years.

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