Simple Seared Ahi Tuna Tacos (GF)
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Serves: 2
  • 8 oz fresh Ahi Tuna steak
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon taco seasoning or lemon pepper seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 avocado, peeled, pitted, and sliced thick
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 lime, cut in half
  • 6 small white corn tortillas
  • Mango Salsa:
  • 1 mango peeled and diced
  • 1 small tomato, diced (juice and seeded parts removed)
  • 2 tablespoons finely diced red onion
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped cilantro
  • juice from 1 lime
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Spicy Mayo
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons light mayonnaise (real mayo not whipped dressing!)
  • 1 teaspoon of your favourite hot sauce
  • pinch of salt
  1. Prepare the salsa by adding all salsa ingredients to a bowl, mixing, then setting in the fridge to chill
  2. Prepare the spicy mayo by adding ingredients to small bowl then set in the fridge to chill with the salsa.
  3. Pat tuna dry with a paper towel and season with salt, pepper, and seasoning of choice on both sides.
  4. Heat a pan at high heat with olive oil for 1-2 minutes, when the pan is hot, add in the tuna to sear on one side then reduce heat to medium and sear tuna for 1-2 minutes.
  5. Flip and sear tuna on the other side for 1 minute then remove from heat and let rest for 5 minutes before slicing into thin pieces.
  6. While the tuna is resting, reduce heat to low and add tortilla shells to pan to warm for 1-2 minutes.
  7. Remove warmed taco shells from pan and assemble.
  8. First add sliced avocado to each tortilla shell, then top with the slices of tuna, then add 1-2 tablespoons of mango salsa, then drizzle with a small amount of the spicy mayo and finally sprinkle with fresh cilantro and a drizzle of fresh lime!
  9. Enjoy!
Recipe by Nutrition in the Kitch at