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Tuna Steaks with a Cucumber Dill Salsa

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

Yields: 4 people



  • Half of a large cucumber – cut length wise

  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped

  • 1 cup purple kale, finely chopped

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 4 4-6-ounces tuna steaks

  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

  • Sea salt and black pepper




To make Cucumber Dill Salsa:

  1. Scoop out the seeds of the cucumber and dice.

  2. Mix cucumber with the dill and kale.


  1. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat.

  2. Rub oil on tuna steaks and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side.

  3. Place tuna steaks on plates and top with cucumber salsa.

  4. Keep skillet over medium-high heat and add 2 tablespoons olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper to taste.

  5. Let sauce sizzle for a few seconds and then drizzle over fish with salsa.

  6. Serve immediately.



  • Time of cooking tuna will vary due to thickness and preference. Most enjoy tuna medium-rare, leaving it a bit pink in the middle.

  • Substitute fennel for cucumber or bok choy for kale for a different twist.

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