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Delicious Pairings: 11 BEST Side Dishes for Tuna Steak

We all know how important it is to put the perfect side dish together with your main meal, whether that’s breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

If you don’t have the right accompaniment then your meal just won’t taste as good as it could and should.

what to serve with tuna steak

So why not try some of these delicious side dishes when cooking up some tuna steaks this weekend? You can never go wrong with basic vinaigrette salad or green peppers!

These side dishes pair so well with tuna because they bring out its flavor in different ways while also adding some texture and variety into your meal.

You’ll be sure to have one delicious plate when served up together!

What to Serve with Tuna Steak? 11 BEST Side Dishes to Consider

1 – Basic Vinaigrette Salad

green salad with vinaigrette

Your tuna steak deserves a side dish to match its fresh flavor. A simple salad is an easy and delicious way to do that!

To make it more interesting, you can add different veggies or fruits like cucumbers, tomatoes, red onions; maybe even some cheese in there for extra protein?

No matter how you decide on your ingredients – this healthy recipe will be the perfect complement with a light vinaigrette dressing.

2 – Greek-Style Lemon Roasted Potatoes

Potatoes are always a great side dish to have with your meal, be it beef, chicken, or even tuna.

They go well no matter what and you can make so many different types of potatoes!

One way that I enjoy my tuna is by adding some lemon juice to cut through the richness of the fish-do this by squeezing fresh lemon on top before eating.

It’s also really good when you add in olive oil along with rosemary too; try it out for yourself if haven’t already!

3 – Homemade Garlic Fries

honey garlic baked sweet potato fries

I know what you’re thinking-fries are so bad for me. But come on, they taste too good to leave off the table!

Don’t worry though, I’m not going to make them using potatoes but instead use this recipe that uses garlic and parsley as a substitute-who doesn’t love fries with some flavor?

4 – Teriyaki Vegetable Stir Fry

My favorite thing to do with my tuna steak is getting some of that Asian cuisine by making a teriyaki stir fry.

I like using fresh veggies and doing all the work at home so it doesn’t take away from spending time just preparing the main dish.

All you need for this recipe is sesame oil, teriyaki sauce, honey, and garlic – literally only 4 ingredients!

5 – Stuffed Green Peppers

Stuffed peppers are a great side dish for many occasions. You can make them with any filling you like, and they’re really easy to prepare!

For example, I love adding quinoa or rice into my stuffing mix when making stuffed olives because it adds some creaminess and texture that goes so well with fish main courses.

6 – Loaded Baked Sweet Potatoes

baked sweet potatoes

Why not try sweet potatoes next time you go to make a side dish for your fish? They are healthy and just as easy to prepare.

Here is my favorite way of cooking them: I slice the sweet potato into thick strips, drizzle with honey, and bake it in the oven until they’re soft enough for me to eat!

If this sounds like something that might interest you then please give these recipes a chance because they’re delicious too!

7 – Lemon Brown Rice with Garlic and Thyme

garlic brown rice

This lemon brown rice with garlic and thyme will be a perfect side dish for your family’s dinner.

It is savory, but not too heavy to eat by itself as the main meal of the evening – so you can switch between eating this or having it on top!

Keep reading below about how easy cooking brown rice truly is and then try out our recipe that includes lemon zest, fresh thyme leaves, garlic cloves in olive oil until golden-brown colored pieces are cooked before being mixed into steamed white sushi rice.

Serve alongside tuna steak (or any other protein), roasted veggies if desired; toss together some avocado slices at home while preparing everything else in advance.

8 – Grilled Veggie Kebabs

grilled veggies

I love this recipe because it is so versatile. I can change up the ingredients depending on what’s in my fridge, or how much time I have to cook beforehand!

This week, for example, I made these vegetable kababs with tuna steak and they were delicious!

I always make a big batch of veggies ahead of time and keep them stored in the freezer.

When you’re ready to eat some at your leisure all you need do is grill ’em up on skewers like we did here – serve grilled vegetables alongside any protein source such as chicken or beef (or even tofu).

Get creative by adding different sauces too: try soy sauce if that suits your palate; barbecue sauce would be great too since summer has arrived.

9 – Pasta Salad

pasta salad

Serving a delicious Italian Pasta Salad with Rotini, juicy tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and red onion as the side dish for a tuna steak.

A stupidly easy pasta salad that is perfect to make when you’re short on time because it’s made in less than 30 minutes.

10 – Stuffed Cream Cheese Mushrooms

I made a quick appetizer that’s perfect for any occasion. It combines two of my favorite ingredients: cream cheese and mushrooms with the added kick from tuna steaks.

When I make these, I usually double the recipe because they’re always such a hit.

11 – Homemade Egg McMuffin

Serving the perfect egg sandwich with a tuna steak. For all its recognition and that it gets right, the McDonald’s Egg McMuffin is an inherently flawed product.

One which can be improved upon at home in just minutes if you start now!


Side dishes can be a great addition to any meal, and tuna steak is no exception. What side dish would you like with your fish?

Treat yourself to one of the most delicious meals you’ll ever have.

what to serve with tuna steak

What to Serve with Tuna Steak? 11 BEST Side Dishes to Consider

5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Side Dishes
Servings 1 Serving


  • Basic Vinaigrette Salad
  • Greek-Style Lemon Roasted Potatoes
  • Homemade Garlic Fries
  • Teriyaki Vegetable Stir Fry
  • Stuffed Green Peppers
  • Loaded Baked Sweet Potatoes
  • Lemon Brown Rice with Garlic and Thyme
  • Grilled Veggie Kebabs
  • Pasta Salad
  • Stuffed Cream Cheese Mushrooms
  • Homemade Egg McMuffin


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