Recipe courtesy of Alex Garcia

Seared Tuna with Melon Salsa and Tangerine Lime Mojo

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 40 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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3 cups tangerine juice

1/2 cup lime juice

1/2 cup maple syrup

2 tablespoons red pepper flakes

1/4 cup olive oil, plus more for searing


1/4 honeydew melon, cut into very small dice

1/4 cantaloupe, cut into very small dice

1 mango, cut into very small dice

1 orange, segmented, cut into very small dice

1 small red onion, cut into very small dice

1/2 cup fresh squeezed orange juice

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

1/4 bunch mint, finely chopped

2 tablespoons olive oil

4 (4 ounce) pieces tuna loin


  1. Combine tangerine juice, lime juice, maple syrup, and red pepper flakes in a saucepan. Reduce by half. Cool. Add 1/4 cup olive oil and season with salt, and set aside.
  2. In a bowl, combine honeydew, cantaloupe, mango, orange segments, and onions. Add orange juice, extra-virgin olive oil, and mint. Season with salt and set aside.
  3. In a saute pan, heat the olive oil, and sear tuna until medium rare. Toss with tangerine mojo and serve with salsa.