This might look like typical salsa, but—surprise!—it’s made with watermelon. The fresh, sweet flavor of the melon and corn is balanced by minced chile and garlic.
2 medium ears corn, husked
2 Tbs. fresh lime juice
2 tsp. minced jalapeño
1 small clove garlic, minced
1 Tbs. plus 2 tsp. olive oil
Freshly ground black pepper
3/4 cup small-diced seedless watermelon
1/4 cup chopped red onion
2 Tbs. thinly sliced scallions
2 Tbs. chopped fresh basil
4 tuna steaks (about 5 oz. each)
Prepare a medium-high (400°F to 475°F) gas or charcoal grill fire. Grill the corn, turning occasionally, until the kernels are charred in places and crisp-tender, about 8 minutes. Cut the kernels from the cob.
In a medium bowl, combine the lime juice, jalapeño, garlic, and 1/4 tsp. salt. Whisk in 2 tsp. of the oil, and season generously with black pepper. Stir in the corn, watermelon, onion, scallions, and basil; set aside.
Brush the tuna with the remaining 1 Tbs. oil, and season generously with salt. Grill until done to your liking, 2 to 3 minutes per side for rare to medium rare. Serve with the salsa.
nutrition information (per serving):
Calories (kcal): 320, Fat Calories (kcal): 120, Fat (g): 13, Saturated Fat (g): 2.5, Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 3, Monounsaturated Fat (g): 7, Cholesterol (mg): 55, Sodium (mg): 135, Carbohydrates (g): 14, Fiber (g): 1, Sugar (g): 6, Protein (g): 35