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Tuna Steaks with Melon Salsa Recipe
  • READY IN 26 mins

Tuna Steaks with Melon Salsa

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"This is delicious and light meal perfect for summer. It's spicy, fresh, and done quickly! Serve with wild or basmati rice."

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Original recipe makes 2 steaks Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    6 mins

    26 mins


  1. Combine the cantaloupe, chile pepper, basil, 2 tablespoons olive oil, lime juice, salt, and sugar in a bowl.
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a skillet. Season tuna steaks with salt and pepper. Cook tuna in oil for 3 minutes per side. Spoon cantaloupe mixture over each steak to serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 21, 2008

Very simple dish & fresh tasty, I changed the fresh basil with fresh coriander leave and taste even better.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 15, 2013

The salsa was tasty, as was the fish. The problem: the salsa got lost on the meaty fish. I would totally make this again, but with a more delicate fish like Tilapia.

Oct 12, 2007

Interesting combination but it was very good, and healthy too!

Jan 24, 2008

I made this last night for my self and it was pretty darn good. Thanks for posting this recipe.

Jun 16, 2011

This was amazing. I pan seared the tuna and it was just like I would love to have at a restaurant. The EVOO wasn't really necessary in the salsa. The Cantaloupe was very ripe as it was and the EVOO added unnecessary liquid. I also used a basil herb blend rather than fresh basil so that may have added to the additional liquid.

Aug 06, 2010

We really enjoyed these tuna steaks! Thanks for the recipe.

Mar 30, 2009

simple and delicious

Aug 03, 2010

This was my first attempt at cooking tuna and my husband and I loved it. It is a great summer meal: quick, light and satisfying. I will definitely make this again.


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  • Calories
  • 482 kcal
  • 24%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 20.8 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 64 mg
  • 21%
  • Fat
  • 28.8 g
  • 44%
  • Fiber
  • 2.1 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 35.3 g
  • 71%
  • Sodium
  • 89 mg
  • 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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