15 Fresh Tuna Recipes That Are Ready in a Flash
Sesame Seared Tuna with Ginger-Carrot Dipping Sauce
Seared tuna was all the rage at restaurants in the ‘90s and early ‘00s. It may not be as trendy anymore but it’s still just as delicious, especially when encrusted in sesame seeds and served alongside a bright ginger-carrot sauce.
Bluefin Tuna with Olive, Cucumber, and Cilantro Relish
Seared tuna steaks are the perfect partner for this crunchy, briny relish made of olives, cukes, and fresh cilantro. It's just one of the knockout dishes on Chef Erin French's Farm-to-Table Dinner Party Menu.
Spicy Tuna Tartare
Brown Rice with Tuna, Avocado, and Toasted Nori
Craving sushi? Give this rice bowl a try. It’s topped with all of our favorite hand-roll ingredients: seared tuna, crunchy cucumber, creamy avocado, and toasted nori.
Garlic, ginger, lemon zest, and Dijon give these delicate Asian-inspired burgers tons of flavor. Top with vinegary slaw and sandwich between challah rolls slathered with mayo for an elegant, satisfying dinner.
Tomato and Bean Salad with Grilled Tuna
We can’t get enough of this healthy 15-minute wonder. Just top medium-rare tuna steaks with juicy heirloom tomatoes and creamy white beans, and dinner is served!
Grilled Tuna with Mediterranean Chopped Salad
Turn traditional Nicoise salad on its ear by tossing the potatoes, green beans, and tomatoes together and serving them alongside grilled tuna steaks. Briny Kalamata olives and umami-rich anchovies add extra oomph.
Asian Slaw and Somen Salad with Spice-Rubbed Tuna
This noodle salad is a great way to use up all the crunchy veggies in your crisper. We opted for Napa cabbage, carrots, cucumber, and radishes and threw in some scallions and cilantro for good measure. Seared tuna amped up with five-spice powder completes the dish.Ready for more? Check out our 17 Make-Ahead Cold Noodle Salads That Are Perfect for Lunch.
Tuna Steaks with Lemony Tomatoes and Onion
Quickly sear tuna steaks just until browned on the outside but still deep-red in the center. A salad of sweet cherry tomatoes and red onion seasoned with lemon juice makes an easy, colorful accompaniment.
Chiocciole with Tuna, Red Onions, and Frisee
This big-flavored pasta salad combines sauteed tuna, caramelized onions, garlic, capers, and red-wine vinegar. Toss in pleasantly bitter frisee before serving at room temperature.
Seared Tuna with Tomatoes and Basil
Start by searing cubes of tuna in a hot skillet, then simmer in a rustic sauce made from caramelized onions, cherry tomatoes, white wine, and basil. This dish is excellent over soft polenta or simply served with crusty bread.
Tuna Steaks With Mint Sauce
Gremolata sauce, a combination of minced parsley, garlic, lemon, and olive oil, gets a refreshing new twist with the addition of mint. Sprinkling salt in the skillet before cooking the tuna keeps it from sticking without using oil.
Seared Asian Tuna Steaks
Rice vinegar and toasted sesame oil seasoned with grated ginger and sliced scallions make a quick and tasty sauce for eggplant and seared tuna steaks. Steaming followed by sauteing makes the eggplant tender and delicious.
Grilled Tuna Skewers
Cubes of yellowfin tuna absorb the bright flavors of lime juice and cilantro in a quick marinade before hitting the grill. This light dinner takes just 20 minutes to prepare.
Tuna with Orange-Pepper Salsa
Create a fresh, flavorful salsa with navel oranges, red bell pepper, red onion, and fresh mint, then spoon over coriander-spiced grilled tuna steaks for a sublime supper.