Lemon Pepper Grilled Tuna Recipe

Lemon Pepper Grilled Tuna
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  • Total: 15 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
132 Calories
9g Fat
2g Carbs
12g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 132
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 19mg 6%
Sodium 91mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 2%
Protein 12g
Calcium 11mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This simple three-ingredient Lemon Pepper Grilled Tuna recipe takes just minutes to prepare and cook. The combination of lemon pepper, which is a specific seasoning, with tender grilled tuna is really wonderful.

You can grill tuna to rare doneness. I have to confess, however, that I do not like tuna unless it's cooked to well done. The nice thing about cooking for yourself is that you can cook food any way you'd like! For food safety reasons, I would always cook tuna to at least 140°F, which is medium. If there are any leftovers, use them to make Parmesan Tuna Sandwiches.

Serve this recipe with a green salad tossed with mushrooms, avocados, and cherry tomatoes, and some savory scones or dinner rolls. For dessert, a nice ice cream pie would be a great choice or serve some brownies or a selection of cookies.


  • 4 (6 to 8 ounce) tuna steaks
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon. salt
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel

Steps to Make It

  1. Combine the oil, lemon pepper, salt, and lemon peel in a small bowl and mix well, then rub into the tuna steaks. Cover and refrigerate the tuna for 1 to 2 hours.

  2. Cook on George Foreman ​two-sided grill for 2-3 minutes per each 1/2" of meat thickness, until done as desired. You can also cook on charcoal or gas grill, 5-8 minutes, turning once, until done as you'd like.