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Peppered Tuna Kabobs Recipe

Peppered Tuna Kabobs Recipe

When we barbecue, we like to wow our guests, so dogs and burgers are out! We make tuna skewers topped with salsa—the perfect easy recipe. My five kids like to help me put them together. —Jennifer Ingersoll, Herndon, Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 1/2 cup frozen corn, thawed
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 pound tuna steaks, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 2 large sweet red peppers, cut into 2x1-inch pieces
  • 1 medium mango, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes


  • 1. For salsa, in a small bowl, combine the first five ingredients; set aside.
  • 2. Rub tuna with pepper. On four metal or soaked wooden skewers, alternately thread red peppers, tuna and mango.
  • 3. Place skewers on greased grill rack. Cook, covered, over medium heat, turning occasionally, until tuna is slightly pink in center (medium-rare) and peppers are tender, 10-12 minutes. Serve with salsa. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

Nutritional Facts

1 kabob: 205 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 51mg cholesterol, 50mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 4g fiber), 29g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch.

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.