Yellow Fin Tuna with Pineapple Salsa

I love yellow fin tuna.  It is also known as Ahi Tuna and can be prepared in so many ways.  Today’s recipe for yellow fin tuna with pineapple salsa is easy to make and the pineapple adds a great freshness to the recipe.

This yellow fin tuna recipe features an easy pineapple salsa. that finishes off the dish beautifully.

Add a touch of freshness to dinner with this Yellow Fin Tuna with Pineapple Salsa.

The salsa is super easy to make.  It is so quick that you can even make it while the tuna is cooking, but tastes even better if you prepare it a little ahead of time to allow the flavors in the salsa to combine well.

I recently tried a Briefton’s Mini Food chopper and it’s perfect for this type of recipe. Just place your veggies in the bowl, add the cover and give it a couple of pulls to chop the veggies in a flash.

The olive oil, lime juice, cilantro and vinegar combine with the veggies to give them a wonderfully tart finish.  Perfect on the fish!  

Manual food choppper

I like to cook my tuna fairly rare.  It is one fish that you can do this way that does not taste “fishy,” which is a pet peeve of me.

The tuna can be grilled outside on the BBQ or done indoors, as I did, on a grill pan with raised metal ridges to give it the look of the outdoor grill marks. (affiliate link)

Serve with a baked potato or side salad for an easy and delicious week night meal.  It is on the table in just a few minutes.

grilled yellow fin tunaAren’t the colors of this yellow fin tuna with pineapple salsa great?  What could be more perfect for a warm summer evening?

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Yellow Fin Tuna with Pineapple Salsa

Yellow Fin Tuna with Pineapple Salsa

Today's recipe for yellow fin tuna with pineapple salsa is easy to make and the pineapple adds a great freshness to the recipe.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 1 pineapple, peeled and cut crosswise into 1/2-inch slices (canned also works fine)
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped white onion
  • 1/4 cup minced red bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 1/2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher salt
  • 4 (6-ounce) tuna steaks
  • 1 tablespoon Emeril's Essence
  • Fresh cilantro sprigs, for garnish


  1. Dice the pineapple slices (discard the tough core portions) and place in a medium sized bowl.
  2. Add the white onion, bell pepper, vinegar, lime juice, cilantro and minced garlic. Drizzle with 3 tbsp of the olive oil and stir well to combine.
  3. Season with 1/2 teaspoon of the Kosher salt and set aside as you prepare the tuna.
  4. Set a grill pan over medium-high heat.
  5. Season the tuna steaks with remaining salt and Emeril's Essence and brush with the 2 remaining tablespoons of the olive oil.
  6. Place steaks on a grill pan, turning after 2 minutes. Repeat on the other side for an additional 2 minutes or until medium-rare.
  7. Remove from heat and set aside. Serve with the Pineapple Salsa.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1/4 recipe

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 342Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 67mgSodium: 369mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 42g

Nutritional information is approximate due to natural variation in ingredients and the cook-at-home nature of our meals.

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  16 comments for “Yellow Fin Tuna with Pineapple Salsa

  1. Arielle
    03/01/2016 at 1:49 pm

    I would use this to prepare the veggies for stuffing in my stuffed peppers.

  2. latanya
    03/01/2016 at 2:05 pm

    chicken stir fry

  3. Neha Kaul
    03/01/2016 at 2:12 pm

    Love freshly prepared pesto sauce so that’s the first thing I’ll be using it to make should I win. Thank you for the chance!

  4. 03/01/2016 at 5:36 pm

    Such a great recipe! I would love to try and make this salsa with a Brieftons Food Chopper! It seems like such an efficient way to chop veggies!

  5. Cathy Howard
    03/01/2016 at 8:28 pm

    I was leaving my name and somehow hit the enter button before I was able to add my address, and it won’t let me go back and add it….hope I’m not in trouble lol

    I would use the chopper to make my famous homemade salsa…YUM!

    • Carol
      03/02/2016 at 4:16 pm

      Hi Cathy. I can see you entered for the other options. If you win, I will email you for the address.

  6. Ruy M.
    03/02/2016 at 5:01 am

    I would chop up some veggies for my spring salad.

  7. Darlene Carbajal
    03/03/2016 at 12:10 pm

    I would use it for homemade salsa, yum!

  8. Brenda C
    03/05/2016 at 2:19 pm

    i ate a chocolate truffle cookie thing that someone made using one of these to chop the Oreos… so that is what i would make first!!!

  9. cyndi br
    03/06/2016 at 1:59 pm

    I would make salsa

  10. jberry
    03/23/2016 at 3:57 pm

    I’d make a Avocado dip w/ cumin & kefir

  11. Alyce Poalillo
    03/24/2016 at 8:21 pm

    Salads like tuna, egg and shrimp plus salsa of course

  12. Laurie Emerson
    03/27/2016 at 10:59 pm

    I would use it to make my homemade coleslaw.

  13. Barbara Fitch
    03/28/2016 at 6:35 am

    I would make the pinapple salsa and many others. Oh so many things.

  14. Rajee Pandi
    03/28/2016 at 9:40 pm

    onion raita with yogurt

  15. Christian Collins
    07/12/2020 at 2:45 pm

    I am suddenly craving pineapple salsa prepared with a chopper.

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