Seared tuna with lime and coriander salsa recipe

(78 ratings)

This delicious tuna steak dish is quick, simple and looks really impressive at dinner parties...

  • healthy
  • Nut-free
Preparation Time15 mins (plus 15 mins marinating time)
Cooking Time10 mins

It takes just 10 minutes to cook this seared tuna with lime and coriander salsa.

Add a zingy flavour to your tuna steaks by marinating them in lime cordial for 15 minutes before cooking. The sharpness of the lime and meaty texture of the fish pair perfectly together. 


  • 3tbsp lime cordial
  • 3tbsp olive oil
  • 4 x 175-200g fresh tuna steaks
  • 1 red onion, finely sliced
  • 1 fresh red chilli, finely chopped
  • ¼ cucumber, finely chopped
  • 2tbsp chopped fresh coriander
  • 300g fine green beans
  • 4 tomatoes, deseeded and chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper




  1. Put 2tbsp of the lime cordial into a shallow dish with 2tbsp of the olive oil. Season with a little salt and black pepper.
  2. Add the tuna steaks, turn them to coat, then cover and leave to marinate for about 15 mins.
  3. Meanwhile, make the salsa by mixing the remaining lime cordial with the red onion, chilli, cucumber and coriander. Season. Cover until ready to serve.
  4. Cook the green beans in lightly salted boiling water for 3-4 mins. Drain well and mix with the tomatoes and remaining olive oil.
  5. Heat a char-grill pan or pre-heat the grill. Char-grill or grill the tuna steaks on a high heat for about 2 mins per side, or a little longer if you prefer the tuna to be cooked throughout. Serve with the green beans and salsa.

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