Tuna Pepper Steak with Cucumber Sesame Salad

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Substitute tuna for red meat in this flavorful steak.

This fish and vegetable dish is entices with a hint of Asian flavor. Simply rub the fish with salt, pepper, and extra virgin olive oil before you grill it. The salad is 100% fresh with minimal ingredients. Grilled tuna steaks and fresh cucumber salads combine as a delicious and nutritious dinner prepared in just a few minutes. It’s quick and easy!

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Tuna Pepper Steak with Cucumber Sesame Salad

Entice your taste buds with this tuna steak and vegetable salad that is nourishing and appetizing.
Yield 4 people
Serving Size 1 tuna steak and cucumber salad
Course Dinner
Cuisine Universal


  • 24 ounces tuna steaks fresh, 1 inch slices
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 2 cucumbers julienned
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil


  • Rinse and pat dry the tuna.
  • In a small bowl, mix 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper.
  • Rub the salt and pepper mixture on the tuna then coat each slice with the extra virgin olive oil. Let it sit for 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, toast the sesame seeds. Over medium heat, in a small dry saucepan, toast the sesame seeds for 3 minutes then set them aside.
  • In a medium bowl, mix the cucumber, the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, pepper, 1-1/2 tablespoon sesame seeds, and sesame oil.
  • Over medium-high heat, on a hot griddle or barbecue grill, cook each side of the tuna between 5 - 6 minutes.
  • Sprinkle the remaining 1/2 tablespoon sesame seeds on the tuna.
  • Divide the tuna steaks in half.
  • Serve the tuna steaks immediately with the cucumber salad.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1tuna steak and cucumber salad | Calories: 381kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 255mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 4
Keywords Diabetic-Friendly, Gluten-Free, Keto, Seafood

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Rowena Dumlao-Giardina

Rowena is a recipe developer and food & travel writer/photographer from Italy with Asian roots. Creating healthy dishes in her own kitchen is priority. She believes there is nothing more satisfying than knowing that her family is eating natural & nutritious meals.

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