Grilled Tuna with Mango Salsa

grilled tuna with mango salsa

This post was updated August 3rd, 2020.


In the summer months, our whole family eats lots of fish and seafood.  I absolutely love seafood, and I find when it’s hot outside I really crave a lighter meal. 

I prefer grilling fish when I can, because the process is so quick, easy, and simple to clean up.  Keeping it fresh and simple really helps put the flavors of the fish and seasonal accompaniments on display in the yummiest way possible.

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Grilled tuna is such a crowd pleaser, and this recipe that has it paired with my Caribbean-inspired mango salsa has become a favorite in our house. 

You can adjust the levels of spiciness to fit your tastes! I kick it up a notch personally when the kids aren’t enjoying this with us (I also cook their steaks a bit more well done than pictured here). 

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This recipe serves 2 adults.  If you are preparing for an additional two children, make another ½ of the recipe (i.e.: one more tuna steak).


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Step by Step

Step 1


Preheat a grill pan or outdoor grill, then turn down to medium when hot.

Step 2

Prepare Tuna Steaks

Prepare the tuna steaks by coating with Extra Virgin Olive oil, and seasoning to taste with salt and pepper.

Step 3

Grill Tuna Steaks

Place on the grill.

Step 4

Prep Mango Salsa

Meanwhile, prep the salsa by combining the mango, bell pepper, jicama, cilantro, lime zest, and lime juice in a bowl, and tossing together.  Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Step 5

Flip Tuna Steaks

Flip the tuna steaks after approximately 4 minutes and cook on the other side until both sides have grill marks, and the center of the tuna steak is still pink (about 4 minutes more).

Step 6

Garnish & Serve

Top the tuna with the mango salsa and enjoy immediately!

This is a great recipe to serve at a dinner party as well! It’s so easy to make the salsa ahead of time, and then you can socialize while you grill.  Serve with grilled corn on the cob, chips, and my frozen strawberry basil margaritas!

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Photographs by Julia Dags

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  1. Megan says:

    Where is your dress from? Love it!

    06.28.18 Reply
  2. Mimi Abreu says:

    I’m so excited to try this!

    Side note, in the first two paragraphs, Caribbean was spelled wrong.

    06.28.18 Reply
  3. Carolyn Thoms says:

    Made this it was awesome. I followed the recipe which I rarely do and it was super yummy. I Will be making this again..

    04.13.19 Reply