Tuna Steaks with Melon Salsa Recipe

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Norma Hopkins Modified: March 23, 2022
Tuna Steaks with Melon Salsa Recipe

How To Make Tuna Steaks with Melon Salsa

These easy scrumptious tuna steaks are given spicy and fresh twists with melon salsa made from cantaloupe, chile pepper, basil, olive oil, and lime juice.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 6 minutes
Total: 26 minutes



  • 1small cantaloupe,flesh removed and finely diced
  • ½red chile pepper,seeded and chopped
  • 10fresh basil leaves,cut into thin strips
  • 2tbspolive oil,extra-virgin, plus 2 tbsp for cooking
  • 2tbspfresh lime juice
  • 1pinchsalt
  • 1pinchwhite sugar
  • 2tuna steaks,(5 oz)
  • salt and ground black pepper,to taste


  1. Combine the cantaloupe, chile pepper, basil, olive oil, lime juice, salt, and sugar in a bowl.

  2. Heat olive oil in a skillet. Season tuna steaks with salt and pepper. Cook tuna in oil for 3 minutes per side.

  3. Spoon cantaloupe mixture over each steak to serve.


  • Calories: 392.30kcal
  • Fat: 14.87g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.29g
  • Trans Fat: 0.03g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 10.07g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.90g
  • Carbohydrates: 21.31g
  • Fiber: 2.58g
  • Sugar: 18.33g
  • Protein: 43.82g
  • Cholesterol: 66.30mg
  • Sodium: 1010.61mg
  • Calcium: 41.25mg
  • Potassium: 1417.66mg
  • Iron: 2.19mg
  • Vitamin A: 415.90µg
  • Vitamin C: 102.16mg
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