Air-Fryer Tuna Steak


This air-fryer tuna steak is coated in sesame seeds and drizzled with a sweet and savory sauce. You can cook the tuna steaks all the way through, or if you prefer a pink center, opt for sushi-grade tuna and cook them for less time. These easy air-fryer tuna steaks would pair beautifully with spicy greens.

air fryer tuna steak
Photo: Jacob Fox
Active Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins


  • 3 tablespoons lower-sodium tamari or soy sauce

  • 1 scallion, thinly sliced

  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil

  • 2 teaspoons honey

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds

  • 2 (8 ounce) ahi tuna steaks (1 inch thick)


  1. Combine tamari (or soy sauce), scallion, lime juice, sesame oil, honey and garlic in a small bowl; set aside.

  2. Spread sesame seeds on a small plate. Coat both sides of each tuna steak evenly with sesame seeds, pressing to adhere.

  3. Preheat air fryer to 375°F. Place the tuna steaks in the fryer basket and cook to desired doneness (about 7 minutes for medium-rare or 10 minutes for medium). Slice the tuna steaks and drizzle evenly with the reserved sauce.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

190 Calories
5g Fat
6g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 3 oz. tuna & 1 1/4 Tbsp. sauce
Calories 190
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 3g
Added Sugars 3g 6%
Protein 30g 60%
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 44mg 15%
Vitamin A 40IU 1%
Vitamin C 2mg 2%
Vitamin D 77IU 19%
Folate 15mcg 4%
Vitamin K 8mcg 7%
Sodium 484mg 21%
Calcium 57mg 4%
Iron 2mg 11%
Magnesium 65mg 15%
Potassium 583mg 12%
Zinc 1mg 9%
Vitamin B12 2mcg 83%

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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