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Tuna Sliders

Jun 23, 2016
Alison Lewis

Sliders are fun appetizers or entrees to serve at your next summer party or get-together. Traditionally, sliders are made from ground beef so these fresh tuna sliders are an unexpected delight, and I know your family and friends will love them.

Marinate the tuna in a mixture of teriyaki, honey and green onions. If you prefer, you can also use low-sodium soy sauce, dark sesame oil and chopped fresh ginger instead or in addition to this marinade. Tuna cooks very quickly, so this recipe is fast, healthy and always a hit.

When purchasing fresh tuna look for moist looking flesh, and make sure it does not smell fishy. For best results, cook the tuna the day you purchase it. Be sure to rinse the fillets in cold water before marinating them.

I prefer to prepare the tuna on the grill as directed below, but you can also cook it in a grill pan, on the stove or bake in the oven. If you prefer to bake the fish, preheat the oven to 450° F and bake for 4 to 6 minutes or until desired degree of doneness.

If you have any leftovers, chop and serve over mixed greens for a leafy salad, or add light mayonnaise and chopped celery for fresh homemade tuna salad.

tuna sliders 

Tuna Sliders

Prep: 10 minutes
Marinate: 30 minutes to 1 hour
Cook: 4 minutes


1/3 cup teriyaki sauce
3 teaspoons honey
1 tablespoon finely chopped green onions
4 (4-ounce) ahi tuna fillets
8 slider buns, halved and toasted
1/2 cup arugula or mixed lettuce leaves
1/3 cup red and bell pepper slices
Teriyaki sauce (optional)


In a small bowl, whisk together teriyaki sauce, honey and green onions. Pour over tuna and marinate in a Ziploc® Brand Bag 30 minutes to 1 hour.

Preheat grill to high heat (400°F to 450°F).

Remove tuna from bag and dispose of any extra marinade. Grill on a covered grill for 2 minutes per side, or to the desired degree of doneness. Slice tuna into small pieces and serve on slider buns with lettuce, red bell pepper and any of your favorite toppings.

Brush buns with teriyaki sauce, if desired.

What other kinds of sliders can you make? 

Photo courtesy of Alison Lewis.

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