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Sesame-Crusted Tuna with Summer Salsa

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This grilled tuna recipe is a summer favorite. It cooks up quickly and is very easy to make!

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  • Calories:
  • 498 kcal
  • 25%
  • Fat:
  • 29.7 g
  • 46%
  • Carbs:
  • 31.6g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 31.9 g
  • 64%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 50 mg
  • 17%
  • Sodium:
  • 259 mg
  • 10%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


  1. Preheat grill for medium heat. Lightly oil grate.
  2. Mix together the avocado, mango, lime juice, ground ginger, and wasabi powder in a bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Set aside until ready to serve.
  3. Spread the sesame seeds over the bottom of a shallow dish. Brush the tuna steaks with the canola oil, and dip into the sesame seeds, evenly coating both sides.
  4. Place tuna steaks on prepared grill. Cook until fish turns opaque, turning once, about 4 minutes for 1 inch thick steaks. Serve immediately with summer salsa and additional wasabi on the side.
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Loved this recipe! Easy, light and refreshing. I of couse had to add some additional things for preference. First I used sesame oil instead of canola. For a better presentation I also used white and black sesame seeds. Lastly salsa isn't salsa to me with out onion, garlic and cilantro so I added some of each. FANTASTIC!


An outstanding recipe. I used a sushi grade of Ahi Tuna and made the recipe exactly as directed. The flavors were very complimentary of one another. This dish presents very well for entertaining. I only regret that I ate it before I took a photo of it, to submit. Thanks for a keeper!!

Marie M.

Absolutely delicious!! I couldn't find wasabe powder, so I just used wasabe paste. My husband tasted the summer salsa without the tuna and didn't like it at all. BUT when served with the tuna, both of us thought it was perfect. I will definitely make this dish again.