Summer Eats – Grilled Tuna Steaks with Watermelon Salad

tuna watermelon

Tuna is a great fish for grilling because it is a firm, steak-like fish. Swordfish would also work very well. I wrote this recipe along with a few other simple seafood meals for Hannaford fresh Magazine. I thought you’d enjoy something non slow-cooked as a change of pace.

Summer Eats — Grilled Tuna Steaks with Watermelon Salad

Servings: 4 servings

Summer Eats — Grilled Tuna Steaks with Watermelon Salad


  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. lime juice
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 3/4 tsp. ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • 4 (6 to 8 oz.) tuna steaks
  • 2 tsp. red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt, more to taste
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 5 cups cubed (1/2-inch cubes) seedless watermelon
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh mint leaves
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1 (5 oz.) pkg. Organic Spring Greens Mix
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese


  1. Prepare tuna. Preheat grill. Mix oil, lime juice, cumin, coriander, and pepper together in a small bowl. Rub mixture all over the tuna steaks, coating them evenly. Set aside.
  2. While grill heats, begin salad. In a large bowl, whisk together vinegar, salt, pepper, and oil. Add watermelon, mint, and onion and toss well. Set aside.
  3. When grill is very hot, brush with oil or spray with vegetable cooking spray. Grill tuna until well marked, about 5 minutes. Turn to finish cooking, about 3 minutes for rare, 5 minutes for medium rare. Transfer tuna to plate.
  4. Add spring mix to watermelon salad and toss well. To serve, divide salad and tuna among 4 plates. Garnish each salad with about 2 Tbsp. crumbled feta.

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