Grilled Tuna with Cilantro-Avocado Butter

Grilled Tuna with Cilantro-Avocado Butter
Preparation time
35 mins
Cooking time
35 mins
Easy Recipes
2 people

Grilled Tuna with Cilantro-Avocado Butter.

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


Grilled Tuna with Cilantro-Avocado Butter




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


  • 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.

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