grilled tuna with lemon and capers recipe

grilled tuna with lemon and capers

prep time: 10 minutes
cook time: 12 minutes
ready in: 22 minutes

makes: 4 servings, 4 oz. each


  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 Tablespoons capers (drained and chopped)
  • 6 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons olive oil
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 ½ lb. tuna steaks (about 1 1/2 inch thick)

The nutritional content of recipes is calculated by a registered dietitian. Because ingredients and measurements may vary, the values we give are close approximations.


  1. Mix garlic, capers, lemon juice, oil and pepper in bowl or plastic bag. Add tuna to bag and refrigerate 1 hour.
  2. Preheat grill. Grill tuna on medium high for 8 minutes per side for medium doneness (less if you like rare and more if you prefer well done). Spoon additional marinade over tuna as it cooks.

Suggestion: Serve with grilled asparagus and a side of quinoa

Per serving: 247 calories, 7g fat, 2g saturated fat, 77mg cholesterol, 132mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate, 1g fiber, 40g protein