Grilled Tuna with Fresh Scallion Sauce

Grilled Tuna with Fresh Scallion Sauce

  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cook Time: 6 min
  • Total: 26 min
  • Serving: 4 Servings

A surprisingly quick dinner recipe that can be made in under 20 minutes, serve this dish with a side of brown rice and a glass of Merlot.


  • 6 scallions, thinly sliced diagonally
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 pounds tuna steaks (1-inch-thick)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil


  1. Prepare the grill on medium-high heat.
  2. Place the scallions, cilantro, 1/3 cup olive oil, lemon zest, lemon juice and sugar into a medium-sized bowl and stir to combine.
  3. Season the sauce with salt and freshly ground pepper to taste.
  4. Rub the tuna steaks with the 3 tablespoons of olive oil and then sprinkle with some salt and pepper.
  5. Place the tuna on the grill and cook for 6 minutes, turning once, for medium-rare doneness.
  6. Transfer the tuna to a cutting board, slice and serve with the scallion sauce.


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