Quick And Healthy Tuna Salad Recipe

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Bulk-buying canned tuna might be a cost-effective shopping strategy, but treating yourself to the fancier fresh stuff opens up far more exciting muscle-building meal options. For example, this tuna steak and salsa combo, which offers extra servings of fat-fighting chromium and metabolism-boosting potassium.

Sesame tuna with salsa salad

Ingredients (serves 1)

For the tuna

2 150g tuna steaks / 2tbsp dark soy sauce / 1 garlic clove, finely chopped / 2tsp grated root ginger / 1tbsp rapeseed oil / 1tbsp black sesame seeds / 1tbsp white sesame seeds

For the salsa

Handful of cherry tomatoes, quartered / ½ red onion, diced / 1 garlic clove, finely chopped / Salt and pepper to taste / ½ red pepper, diced / ½ yellow pepper, diced / 2tbsp lemon juice / 1tbsp olive oil / 1tsp coriander leaves, chopped

To make

  • Mix the ginger, garlic and soy sauce, and marinate the tuna for five minutes. 
  • Meanwhile mix all the salsa ingredients and season with salt and pepper. 
  • Remove the tuna from the marinade and roll it in the sesame seeds. 
  • Heat the oil in a pan until hot and cook the tuna for 30 seconds on each side. Slice the tuna and serve it with the salsa.
Former web editor

Between 2014 and 2015, Andre Jackson was the web editor of Men’s Fitness UK, which predated and then shared a website with Coach. A love for climbing ropes and boarding slopes, he doesn’t have the most traditional of workout plans but he’s obsessed with finding out how much protein he can get from everything. His favorite gym move is double wave battle ropes, his favorite sports are football and snowboarding, and his personal best is conquering a V6 bouldering climbing wall.