Nutrition Tips, Recipes

Fit Meals: Tuna Steaks
With Fresh Pesto


​    Why we love this recipe:

​→ Packed with nutrients & protein, this low-calorie meal will delight your palate and leave you feeling full & satisfied! 

→ An easy and delicious way to get your heart-healthy ​omega-3 fatty acids.

​→ Pair it with steamed veggies on your rest days, and with mashed or roasted potatoes on training days!

Nutritional info per serving (4 Servings) Calories: 198 / Protein: 23 grams / Carbs: 3 grams / Fat: 10 grams

What you will need (for 4 Servings) ↓

  • 4 tuna steaks, 3/4 inch thick (4 oz. each)
  • 3 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup loosely packed fresh cilantro
  • 1 cup loosely packed fresh Italian Parsley 
  • 1/4 cup loosely packed fresh basil
  • 4 medium scallions, sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, cut in half
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/4 cup low sodium chicken broth

Directions: (Prep Time: 10 min, Cook Time: 9 min)

  1. Set oven to broil. Lay your tuna steaks out on a broiler dish and brush with 1 teaspoon of the olive oil.
  2. Place dish in the oven and broil with tops 4 inches from heat, for about 4 minutes.
    Remove from oven, turn over and sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon of the salt, return to oven for another 4-5 minutes, until fish flakes easily with a fork and is slightly pink in the center.
  3. Meanwhile, combine the cilantro, parsley, basil, scallions, garlic, lime juice, 2 teaspoons olive oil and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a food processor fitted with a metal blade attachment.  Process for about 10 seconds, it should be finely chopped. With the food processor running, slowly add the chicken broth and process until almost smooth.
  4. Place in a mixing bowl, evenly distribute over each tuna steak and serve!
Matt McLaughlin

Matt is the owner of Capital Strength & Conditioning. Utilizing his skill set in strength training, movement, nutrition, and lifestyle design; he helps his clients build the best version of themselves.