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Grilled Ahi Tuna with Zucchini Relish (AIP, SCD)

  • Author: Jaime Hartman
  • Total Time: 29 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


This is a fast and delicious recipe to showcase both ahi tuna and your summer zucchini haul in a fresh and flavorful application.



For relish

  • 1 1/2 cups shredded zucchini
  • 2 tablespoons finely minced onion
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • pinch of salt

For tuna steaks

  • 1 pound ahi tuna steaks, fresh or previously frozen but thawed
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons coconut aminos (omit for SCD)
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  1. Combine shredded zucchini, minced onion, lemon juice, and pinch of salt in medium bowl to make relish. Let sit in refrigerator to allow flavors to marry while preparing the fish.
  2. Combine lemon juice, coconut aminos, ginger, and olive oil in a shallow baking dish. Add tuna steaks to dish and turn to coat on all side. Allow to marinate for 15 minutes while heating grill.
  3. Heat outdoor gas, charcoal, or electric grill to medium high.
  4. When grill is hot, remove steaks from marinade, allow excess to drip off, and gently blot dry with a paper towel.
  5. Place steaks on grill for 5-6 minutes, then carefully flip and grill on the other side for another 3 minutes for medium-rare (or longer for preferred doneness).
  6. Slice steaks if desired, and serve with zucchini relish.
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 9 mins
  • Category: Entree