Grilled Tuna with Cilantro-Avocado Butter

Enjoy this grilled tuna served with cilantro-avocado butter - a delicious dinner that’s ready in 35 minutes.

  • prep time 35 min
  • total time 35 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 2

Ingredients

Butter

1
medium avocado
1
tablespoon butter, softened
2
teaspoons lime juice
1/4
cup chopped fresh cilantro

Tuna

1
teaspoon chili powder
1/2
teaspoon garlic salt
1/2
teaspoon cumin
2
(4 to 6-oz.) fresh tuna steaks
  • 1 Cut avocado in half lengthwise; remove pit. Peel avocado halves. Place 1 avocado half, butter and 1 teaspoon of the lime juice in food processor bowl with metal blade; process until smooth, scraping down sides of bowl as necessary. Stir in cilantro. Shape mixture into log or place in small dish; cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate. Brush remaining avocado half with remaining teaspoon lime juice; set aside.
  • 2 Heat grill. In small bowl, combine chili powder, garlic salt and cumin; mix well. Rub mixture on both sides of each tuna steak. When ready to grill, carefully oil grill rack. Place tuna on gas grill over medium-low heat or on charcoal grill 4 to 6 inches from medium-low coals. Cook 10 to 14 minutes or until fish flakes easily with fork, turning once or twice.
  • 3 Serve tuna with cilantro-avocado butter. Cut remaining avocado half into lengthwise slices; serve with tuna.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    480
    (
    Calories from Fat
    270),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    30g
    30%
    (Saturated Fat
    8g,
    8%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    80mg
    80%;
    Sodium
    610mg
    610%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    10g
    10%
    (Dietary Fiber
    6g
    6%
      Sugars
    1g
    1%
    ),
    Protein
    42g
    42%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    90%;
    Vitamin C
    10%;
    Calcium
    4%;
    Iron
    20%;
    Exchanges:
    1/2 Starch; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 6 Very Lean Meat; 5 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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