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Grilled Tuna Steaks with Tabasco Tomato Salsa

Grilled Tuna Steaks with Tabasco Tomato Salsa

There isn’t really a time that there isn’t a window open in our house, besides loving the outdoors and fresh air, we also live in a one bedroom apartment surrounded by other apartments that keeps it stifling, so we just keep windows open all day long. Because it’s always warm, I’ve also been actively avoiding the oven! These tuna steaks really fit the bill for summer cooking, because there was no oven required and these smell amazing on the grill. 

Grilled Tuna Steaks with Tabasco Tomato Salsa

These steaks were one of Ben’s and my favorite recipes of the Tabasco10 week. The ingredients are simple and the salsa on top of the warm grilled tuna was perfect for summer along with a glass of summery white wine!

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Grilled Tuna Steaks with Tabasco Tomato Salsa

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Grilled Tuna Steaks with Tabasco Tomato Salsa

Yield: 2

Prep Time: 20 Minutes

Cook Time: 10 Minutes

Total Time: 30 Minutes

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2 3-ounce Tuna steaks

3 Tbsp Olive Oil, divided

1/4 tsp Salt

1/4 tsp Pepper

10 ounce container Cherry Tomatos, chopped

1/4 cup minced Cilantro

1 tsp Cider Vinegar

1/2 tsp Tabasco Original Red Sauce


Preheat grill to medium heat.

While the grill is heating, in a bowl, mix together chopped cherry tomatoes, cilantro, vinegar, 1 Tbsp Olive Oil, and Tabasco Original Red Sauce. If you want hotter salsa, add additional Tabasco Original Red Sauce. Set aside.

Coat the tuna steaks with remaining olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Place on grill, turning every two minutes until all sides are cooked. Remove from the grill. Slice and serve, topping with tomato salsa.


17 Responses to “Grilled Tuna Steaks with Tabasco Tomato Salsa”

  1. #
    Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — June 25, 2014 @ 5:36 am

    I love a good tuna steak recipe. I’m totally digging this one.

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    Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps — June 25, 2014 @ 5:51 am

    Now, that’s a beautiful looking piece of fish. I just love tuna, and for some reason love it even more in the summertime, I think maybe because of it’s rare, cool inside. Love the kick of tabasco tomatoes.

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    Ali | Gimme Some Oven — June 25, 2014 @ 5:57 am

    Seriously gorgeous! And I love that salsa.

  4. #
    Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain — June 25, 2014 @ 6:06 am

    Mmmm….I adore tuna! Loving these simple meals, friend!

  5. #
    Amanda — June 25, 2014 @ 7:20 am

    Beautiful dish! Love when I find new tuna recipes 🙂

  6. #
    Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — June 25, 2014 @ 7:42 am

    We just got a new fish market downtown (well last year anyway) and they have the most delicious fresh tuna. This would be perfect!!

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    Marie @ Little Kitchie — June 25, 2014 @ 8:06 am

    So, so pretty! Great summer meal 🙂

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    Matt Robinson — June 25, 2014 @ 10:11 am

    Love the tabasco on these, sounds like the perfect summer dish, and healthy too!

  9. #
    naomi — June 25, 2014 @ 10:11 am

    As it heats up here, I wont want to turn on my oven either, so this is going to be perfect for those days!

  10. #
    Millie l Add A Little — June 25, 2014 @ 11:51 pm

    Love seared tuna and this looks so tasty and healthy!

  11. #
    Bri | Bites of Bri — June 26, 2014 @ 3:37 am

    Gorgeous! I just posted a tuna recipe too. When you can get fresh tuna, it is such a treat!

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    Nik@ABrownTable — June 26, 2014 @ 7:36 am

    This looks perfect, I’ve never tried Tabasco in salsa and I bet it tastes great with those perfectly cooked tuna steaks.

  13. #
    Amy Flanigan — June 27, 2014 @ 5:50 pm

    That tuna is goooorgeous. I’m literally salivating.

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    Maggie Unzueta @ Mama Maggie's Kitchen — July 7, 2014 @ 4:34 pm

    I must make that tabasco tomato salsa. Looks so yummy!

  15. #
    15 — August 15, 2014 @ 6:42 pm

    I especially love that salsa. Also the tabasco is great.

  16. #
    Julianne @ Beyond Frosting — March 8, 2016 @ 8:55 am

    My boyfriend would totally be on board for Tabasco week! 

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    Catherine — March 9, 2016 @ 9:35 am

    Dear Megan, your tuna steaks look beautiful.  I love the addition of the salsa…perfect pairing! xo, Catherine

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