Honeydew melon salsa over tuna steaks recipe

Bursting with fresh fruits and veggies, summer is the perfect time of year to focus on eating well.

Honeydew Melon Salsa Over Tuna Steaks

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Prep/cooking time: Approximately 25 minutes


  • 1 small honeydew melon, finely diced
  • 1/2 red chili pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch granulated sugar
  • 2, 5-ounce tuna steaks
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 10 fresh basil leaves, cut into thin strips
bowl of honeydew melon


In a medium bowl, add the honeydew melon, red chili pepper, 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, lime juice, salt and sugar. Meanwhile, heat 2 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil in a skillet.

Season both sides of the tuna steaks with salt and pepper.

Sear tuna steaks in skillet, about 3 minutes per side.

Serve tuna steaks with a heaping spoonful of honeydew melon salsa and sprinkle with basil leaves.
This is a versatile salsa recipe that also goes well with white fish or grilled chicken.

Recipe courtesy of Catholic Health Initiatives.