What to Serve With Tuna Steak? 20 Great Options

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Quick Answer: What to Serve With Tuna Steak?

The most complementing side dishes to serve with tuna steak are— Garlic fries, fried veggies in teriyaki sauce, salad with vinaigrette dressing, fried green beans, salted chips, roasted potatoes with lemon, stuffed pepper, cheese stuffed mushrooms, ratatouille, vegetable kabobs, pasta salad, brown rice, roasted crispy Brussels sprouts, honey roasted sweet potatoes, and roasted tomatoes.

Check out these 20 side dishes that will tango well with your tuna steak!

With their distinguished flavour palate and ‘easy to make’ character, these dishes will jazz up your next gathering and impress your guests with gluttonous satisfaction.

As a foodie, I cannot casually select what to eat with my main dish.

I have personally tried these enlisted dishes and mentioned them according to the ease with which they can be made, taste, and the whole experience of savouring them.

So let’s get to it!

What to Serve With Tuna Steak – Quick Comparison

RecipeTotal Calories (per 100g)Total Preparation Time
1. Garlic Fries
13830 minutes
2. Fried Veggies in Teriyaki Sauce
99.6 30 minutes
3. Salad With Vinaigrette Dressing44915 minutes
4. Fried Green Beans
177.620 minutes
5. Salted Chips
54730 minutes
6. Roasted Potato With Lemon
98.470 minutes
7. Stuffed Peppers
14080 minutes
8. Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms
28135 minutes
9. Ratatouille
7280 minutes
10. Vegetable Kabobs
3630 minutes
11. Pasta Salad
20220 minutes
12. Brown Rice
11232 minutes
13. Barley Risotto Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms
48975 minutes
14. English Muffin and Eggs
Eggs- 143
English muffin-223
25 minutes
15. Sliced Tomato and Cucumber Salad
11810 minutes
16. Winter Citrus Salad With Honey Dressing
18110 minutes
17. Roasted Crispy Brussels Sprouts
5535 minutes
18. Honey Roasted Sweet Potato
8685 minutes
19. Baked Sweet Potatoes
9060 minutes
20. Roasted Tomatoes18.145 minutes

1. Garlic Fries

Total calories (per 100g): 138
Total preparation time: 30
minutes

Garlic fries fit well with tuna steak as they add the appeal of french fries; just with a more flamboyant flavour.

The magic dust to garlic fries is parmesan. You can grate a bit of parmesan cheese and voila! a perfect partner to your tuna steak!

Check out this quick and easy recipe by Evolving Tables-

2. Fried Veggies in Teriyaki Sauce

Total calories (per 100g): 99.6
Total preparation Time: 30 minutes

Vegetable stir-fried in teriyaki will not only contrast the oiliness of your tuna steak but will also enhance its mild flavour.
The sweet and savoury taste of the teriyaki will complement and bring out the best of both dishes.

Watch this quick and tasty recipe by Cast Iron Cooking-

3. Salad With Vinaigrette Dressing

Total calories (per 100g): 449
Total preparation Time:
15 minutes

Add a salad to your table with the tuna steak to bring a healthy twist and a bit of well savoury flavour with vinaigrette dressing!

Just select your desired greens along with tomato, cucumber and onion ; then add the vinaigrette dressing and you’d be good to go.

Check out this easy to follow recipe by Everyday Food-

4. Fried Green Beans

Total calories (per 100g): 177.6
Total preparation time:
20 minutes

Fried green beans are golden crispy delights that can be served with your tuna steak to contrast its tender mouth feel.

This is a non-vegetarian treat as its recipe requires the beans to be dipped in beaten eggs; the vegetarian alternative to it is made with a batter of beer, flour, salt and pepper .

Quick tip: Sprinkle a little bit of salt on fried beans to enhance their taste.

Here is an easy and yum recipe by Laura in the Kitchen-

5. Salted Chips

Total calories (per 100g): 547
Total preparation time: 30 minutes

Crunchy, tasty and satisfying— these three words define the beauty of salted chips; serve it on the side of tuna steak and it will add crunch to the tenderness of the latter.

Salted chips can be very much prepared in the kitchen as they can be bought in the readymade form; though when making it on your own will give you control over how you want to make it taste.

Check out this easy to follow recipe by America’s Kitchen Test-

6. Roasted Potato With Lemon

Total calories: 98.4
Total preparation time:
70 minutes

Roasted potato with lemon complements the taste and texture of the tuna steak with its fluffy on the inside, crispy on the outside and its tangy taste.

The aroma of garlic, oregano, rosemary, salt, and pepper mixed with olive oil and lemon juice will give the salivary glands of your guests a good marathon.

Here is a quick and easy recipe by Rouxbe-

7. Stuffed Peppers

Total calories (per 100g): 140
Total preparation time:
80 minutes

Bell peppers can be stuffed with almost anything, be it a vegetarian option like cheese or a non-vegetarian option like ground beef.

Stuffed peppers have a very subtle taste and therefore will not overshadow the main dish— such as the tuna steak in this case.

Here is a tasty and easy recipe by Downshiftology

8. Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

Total calories (per 100g): 281
Total preparation time:
35 minutes

Mushrooms and cheese pair well but together they become complementary as a side dish to a tuna steak!

Stuffed mushroom heads with sharp cheddar, mozzarella, Swiss, Gruyere or even creamier cheese like feta or goat has a smooth flavour that enhances the taste of your tuna steak.

Check out this easy recipe by TheCooknShare-

9. Ratatouille

Total calories (per 100g): 72
Total preparation time:
80 minutes

A seasoned stew made from eggplant, tomatoes, green peppers and squash— this Disney famed dish tangos well with the mild and tender tuna steak.

Ratatouille is a vegan dish that can be turned into a non-vegetarian alternative by adding meat.
Here is an easy and tasty recipe by Chefsteps

10. Vegetable Kabobs

Total calories (per 100g): 36
Total preparation time:
30 minutes

Tuna steak and vegetable kabobs suit each other on the dinner table. The dense and mild flavours of the tuna steak blend well with the various flamboyant flavours furnished by the vegetable kabobs.

In the vegetable kabobs, bell peppers add crunch; quartered onions, whole shallots and tomatoes add flavour; and mushrooms, zucchini and eggplant add tenderness.

Check out this easy recipe by YourProduceGuy-

11. Pasta Salad

Total calories (per 100g): 202
Total preparation time:
20 minutes

Pasta provides the base for make-ahead salads; when topped with fresh ingredients and herbs, pasta salad has thriving light flavours that blend well with the tender and dense tuna steak.

DIY recipe –

12. Brown Rice

Total calories (per 100g): 112
Total preparation time
: 32 minutes

Brown rice when cooked becomes firm and fluffy, with each grain separate from the other; it harmonises with tuna steak with its nutty flavour.

DIY Recipe-

13. Barley Risotto Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

Total calories (per 100g): 489
Total preparation time:
75 minutes

A meatless meaty delight, creamy barley risotto stuffed Portobello mushroom when served with tuna steak is the ultimate feast!

With a nutty flavour and chewy texture, the barley risotto turns out to be a great stuffing.

Add Taleggio cheese and parmesan to the risotto and pair it up with your tuna steak.

DIY Recipe- Checkout!

14. English Muffin and Eggs

Total calories (per 100g): Eggs- 143; English muffin-223
Total preparation time:
25 minutes

Toasted spongy bread with nicely fried eggs— what else could be a better suitor than an English muffin with eggs for tuna steak!

Quick tip: Add a slice of cheese to bring out the taste of both, the side and the main dish.

DIY Recipe-

15. Sliced Tomato and Cucumber Salad

Total calories (per 100g): 118
Total preparation time:
10 minutes

The tang of sliced tomato and the freshness of sliced cucumber put together in a salad go well with the mild, tender and dense tuna steak!

Quick tip: Add a bit of sugar to balance out the vinegar.

DIY Recipe-

16. Winter Citrus Salad With Honey Dressing

Total calories (per 100g): 181
Total preparation time:
10 minutes

Tuna fish can be served with a winter citrus salad with honey dressing on the side as the latter will blow your mind with a punch of tangy, fruity flavour.

DIY Recipe-

17. Roasted Crispy Brussels Sprouts

Total calories (per 100g): 55
Total preparation time:
35 minutes

With their mildly sweet, nutty taste and crunchy texture— roasted crispy Brussels sprouts and tuna steaks are a match made in heaven.

The crunchiness of the sprouts contrast the tender texture of the tuna steak and their flavours suit each other.

Quick tip: Add balsamic and honey sauce to give a sweet and tangy taste to this dish!

DIY Recipe-

18. Honey Roasted Sweet Potato

Total calories (per 100g): 86
Total preparation time:
85 minutes

Honey roasted sweet potato have soft centres and crispy, caramelized edges which makes it a great side dish.

When served as a side to tuna steak, it perfectly contrasts the dense taste with its sweetness and its tender texture with its crispiness.

DIY Recipe-

19. Baked Sweet Potatoes

Total calories (per 100g): 90
Total preparation time:
60 minutes

Baked sweet potatoes go well with almost everything and will be a good side dish to serve with your tuna steak.

If you are a ‘twist in the flavour’ kind of person— this dish has the duality of sweet and spicy.

DIY recipe-

20. Roasted Tomatoes

Total calories (per 100g): 18.1
Total preparation time:
45 minutes

Roasted tomatoes are an easy side dish that pairs well with everything and can even be consumed alone.

As a side dish to tuna steak, its sweet flavor highlights the dense flavor of the tuna steak!
DIY recipe-

Appetizers to Order Before Tuna Steak

As tuna steak is not a heavy dish, you can allow yourself to indulge in heartier appetizers as you wait for it to arrive.

Appetizers like Margherita flatbread pizza, ratatouille, lobster bisque, or and even fried green beans can whet your appetite for your tuna steak.

If you are looking for a healthy all-around meal— you can choose an appetizer that includes a lot of vegetables like vegetable kabobs, salad in a vinaigrette dressing, or a simple sliced tomato and cucumber salad.

Sauces to go With Tuna Steak

Tuna steak is mostly served with a dipping sauce made with salt, olive oil, rice/red/apple cider vinegar, sesame oil and mustard .

Tuna steak is also available with marinated traditional sauces like Hawaiian or teriyaki.

Other contemporary sauces that go well with tuna steak include simple lemon Dijon sauce, lemon butter garlic sauce, garlic herb cream and Dijon honey mustard sauce.

Drinks to Pair Up With Tuna Steak

Beer and red wine go well with tuna steak. Pair your tuna steak with any beer of your choice during lunch; and red wine will be your buddy, if you plan to have the tuna steak for dinner.

As for the choice of red wine— Spanish rosé, dry southern French or a fruitier New World Pinot Noir will be the best options .

If you do not prefer alcohol; you can pair your tuna steak with unsweetened iced tea .

To Sum Up

We hope this wholesome guide helped you in deciding what to serve with your tuna steak at your next lunch or dinner.

If you have any tips or suggestions to share, please let us know below.

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About Nancy Miller

Nancy is a foodie by heart and loves experimenting with food. She likes to experiment not only as part of academics but also as a cook at home, sometimes she does not get the desired outcome of these experiments though! But that doesn't stop her from trying more out-of-the-box things. When Nancy entered college, it became clear to her that food was going to be an important part of her life.

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