Ahi Tuna Watermelon Salad Recipe

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Todd Published: January 9, 2021 Modified: June 1, 2021

How To Make Ahi Tuna Watermelon Salad

Quench your summer thirst with this juicy and savory ahi tuna watermelon salad made with ingredients that burst flavors right in your taste buds!

Preparation: 10 minutes
Marinate Time: 50 minutes
Total: 1 hour



  • 1lbsushi-grade tuna
  • tbspsoy sauce,or GF soy sauce, coconut aminos for Paleo or whole30
  • tspfresh lime juice
  • 1tbspgrapeseed oil
  • 1tspsesame oil
  • 1tsphoney
  • ¾tspfresh ginger,minced
  • 1tspgarlic,minced
  • tspred pepper flakes
  • 2cupswatermelon,half-inch cubes
  • 1Persian cucumber,sliced ⅛-inch thick with mandolin, rolled tight
  • 1shallot,finely sliced, for garnish
  • cilantro,or cilantro micro greens for garnish


  1. Using a very sharp knife, trim away any skin from the tuna fillet. Cut the tuna into ¼-inch cubes and place in a bowl.

  2. In a medium bowl, whisk soy sauce, lime juice, oil, sesame oil, honey, garlic, ginger, and red pepper flakes.

  3. Pour over tuna, then add salt to taste. Marinate for at least 45 to 50 minutes in the refrigerator.

  4. Divide the tuna into 4 plates. Place a few watermelon cubes around then add the cucumber.

  5. Garnish with shallots and cilantro. Enjoy!


  • Calories: 214.18kcal
  • Fat: 5.32g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.71g
  • Trans Fat: 0.02g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 1.17g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.09g
  • Carbohydrates: 11.74g
  • Fiber: 1.09g
  • Sugar: 7.90g
  • Protein: 29.59g
  • Cholesterol: 44.23mg
  • Sodium: 604.79mg
  • Calcium: 25.85mg
  • Potassium: 734.68mg
  • Iron: 1.51mg
  • Vitamin A: 51.85µg
  • Vitamin C: 9.94mg
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