Tasty Seared Tuna with Avocado, Cucumber and Ginger salsaOne of the key components of a healthy brain is a healthy diet. Brain health scientists continue to confirm the evidence that eating primarily a diet of leafy greens, fruits, legumes, whole grains and fish is best for your brain and preventing memory decline.

This tasty tuna dish can be prepared in 15 minutes giving you more time to enjoy socializing with friends and family or learning something new. Pair this fish dish with lentils and fruit for dessert and your brain will thank you!

This recipe was developed our Cleveland Clinic Wellness Team: https://health.clevelandclinic.org/2017/01/recipe-grilled-tuna-with-avocado-cucumber-ginger-salsa/


  • ¼ English cucumber, cut into small pieces
  • 1 cup grape or cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 2 8-ounce fresh wild tuna steaks, 1-inch thick (like yellowfin or albacore)
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted


  1. In a medium bowl, combine the cucumber, tomatoes, ginger, scallions, cilantro, lime juice, 1 tablespoon olive oil and salt. Gently fold in the avocado.
  2. Heat grill or grill pan to medium-high. Rub both sides of the tuna with remaining oil and sprinkle with black pepper. Grill 3 to 4 minutes per side for medium-rare steaks.
  3. Slice the tuna and divide among four plates. Sprinkle with sesame seeds, and serve with

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