Tuna Steaks with Melon Salsa


This is delicious and light meal perfect for summer. It's spicy, fresh, and done quickly! Serve with wild or basmati rice.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
6 mins
Total Time:
26 mins
2 steaks


  • 1 small cantaloupe, flesh removed and finely diced

  • ½ red chile pepper, seeded and chopped

  • 10 fresh basil leaves, cut into thin strips

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 1 pinch white sugar

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2 (5 ounce) tuna steaks

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Combine the cantaloupe, chile pepper, basil, 2 tablespoons olive oil, lime juice, salt, and sugar in a bowl.

  2. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a skillet. Season tuna steaks with salt and pepper. Cook tuna in oil for 3 minutes per side. Spoon cantaloupe mixture over each steak to serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

482 Calories
29g Fat
21g Carbs
35g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 482
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 29g 37%
Saturated Fat 4g 21%
Cholesterol 64mg 21%
Sodium 89mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 35g
Vitamin C 104mg 518%
Calcium 51mg 4%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 1280mg 27%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.