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Hickory Tuna Steaks


  • 8 (6 ounce) albacore tuna steaks, 1 inch thick

  • 1/4 cup and 2 tablespoons extra virgin coconut oil

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 2 lime, juiced

  • 1 cup hickory wood chips, soaked

Total Time: 16 min Prep: 10 min Cook: 6 min
Yield: 8 Level: easy


  1. Place tuna steaks and melted extra virgin coconut oil in a large resealable plastic bag. Seal, and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  2. Preheat the grill for medium heat. When coals are very hot, scatter a handful of hickory or mesquite wood chips over them for flavor.
  3. Lightly oil grill grate. Season tuna with salt and pepper, and cook on the preheated grill approximately 6 minutes, turning once. Transfer to a serving platter, and drizzle with freshly squeezed lime juice. Serve immediately.


This recipe does not contain many non-starchy vegetables. To maximize your results, it is highly recommended that you eat at least three servings of non-starchy vegetables via a SANE side dish or green smoothie along with this main dish.