Basil Tuna Steaks

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


6 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
One of my favorite creations is this five-ingredient recipe in the menu below. Tuna is delicious and can be grilled in no time.—Linda McLyman, Syracuse, New York


  • 6 tuna steaks (6 ounces each)
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh basil
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  1. Drizzle both sides of tuna steaks with oil. Sprinkle with the basil, salt and pepper.
  2. Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and lightly coat the grill rack. Grill tuna, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 4-5 minutes on each side for medium-rare or until slightly pink in the center.

Nutrition Facts

1 tuna steak: 214 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 77mg cholesterol, 358mg sodium, 0 carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 40g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1 fat.

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