Tuscan Tuna with Tomato Salad

A fresh marinated tomato and fennel salad serves as the perfect base for these grilled tuna steaks. This is a 20-minute meal that you'll be proud to serve to family and guests.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
4 servings


  • 4 (5 to 6 ounce) fresh or frozen tuna steaks, about 1-inch thick

  • 3 teaspoons white wine vinegar, divided

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

  • ½ teaspoon dried Italian seasoning, crushed

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper, divided

  • 2 medium tomatoes, seeded and chopped (1 cup)

  • ½ cup thinly sliced fennel bulb

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh basil

  • 1 medium shallot, halved and thinly sliced

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon pine nuts, toasted (see Tip) and chopped

  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Thaw fish, if frozen. Rinse fish; pat dry with paper towels. Set aside. Stir together 1 teaspoon of the vinegar, the olive oil, Italian seasoning, salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a small bowl. Brush on both sides of tuna steaks. Set aside.

  2. For tomato salad, stir together tomatoes, fennel, basil, shallot, garlic, the remaining 2 teaspoons vinegar and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a medium bowl. Set aside.

  3. For a charcoal grill, place fish on the greased grill rack directly over medium coals. If desired, cover grill grate with foil before placing fish on grill. Grill, uncovered, for 6 to 8 minutes or until fish begins to flake when tested with a fork, turning fish once halfway through grilling. (For a gas grill, preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium. Place fish on a greased grill rack over heat. Cover and grill as directed.)

  4. Serve tuna with reserved tomato salad. Sprinkle with pine nuts and Parmesan.


Tip: Toast pine nuts in a dry skillet over medium heat, shaking the skillet frequently to prevent burning.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

256 Calories
10g Fat
5g Carbs
35g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 256
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 35g 70%
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 55mg 18%
Vitamin A 3833IU 77%
Vitamin C 11mg 12%
Folate 19mcg 5%
Sodium 232mg 10%
Calcium 48mg 4%
Iron 2mg 12%
Magnesium 89mg 21%
Potassium 596mg 13%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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