Pan Seared Tuna

Pan Seared Tuna with Avocado


Pan-Seared Tuna with Avocado

Quick and easy tuna and avocado meal with a hint of lime and ginger.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time2 minutes
Rice8 minutes
Course: Main Course
Keyword: Avocado, Tuna
Servings: 2
Calories: 496kcal


  • Iron Skillet
  • Instant Pot or Rice Cooker or regular cooking pot
  • Mixing Bowl


  • 1 cup uncooked rice Basmati
  • 1 bunch cilantro fresh – finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeño pepper sliced
  • 1 tbsp ginger fresh – grated
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 limes juiced & zested
  • 4 tbsp coconut aminos
  • pinch sea salt
  • ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 tuna steaks (6 oz each) sushi quality
  • 1 avocado ripe – peeled, pitted & sliced


  • Prepare rice in instant pot/rice cooker according to package instructions.
  • To create the cilantro sauce, zest one of the limes into mixing bowl.
  • Add cilantro, jalapeño, ginger, garlic, lime juice, coconut aminos, salt, pepper, and 2 tbsp of olive oil into mixing bowl. Stir until mixed.
  • Heat skillet over medium-high and coat with remaining olive oil. Season the tuna generously with salt and pepper.
  • Place tuna in hot oil and sear for 1 minute each side. Pour ½ of the cilantro sauce into the pan to coat the fish.
  • Serve the seared tuna with the sliced avocado over rice and top with remaining cilantro sauce drizzled over the whole plate.