Easy Seared Tuna Tacos

I’m excited to share this refreshing and EASY summer dish. Seared tuna takes just a couple minutes to cook and is a tasty way to switch up your taco night. My family devoured this meal, and we discovered it’s still pretty darn good leftover the next day.

It paired perfectly with the homemade slaw and some fresh mango on the side. Oh, how I love warm weather food. What yummy recipes have you been cooking this summer? I’d love to hear in the comments below!

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Easy Seared Tuna Tacos

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fish tacos, seared ahi, seared tuna tacos
Dietary Restriction: Egg Free, Gluten Free, Peanut/Tree-Nut Free

Active Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Marinate: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings (Adjust to suit): 4
Calories: 373 kcal
Author: Lisa Leake

Switch up your taco nights with these Easy Seared Tuna Tacos that are perfect for the warm weather.

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Ingredients

For the Tuna + Marinade

  • 1 pound fresh ahi tuna steaks
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons freshly grated ginger
  • 1 clove garlicminced
  • 1/2 jalapeno pepperor serrano pepper, seeded and minced
  • 1/3 cup raw sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

For the Slaw

  • 3 cups green cabbagethinly sliced
  • 1 cup radishes finely chopped, greens removed
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaveschopped
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup red oniondiced
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • pepperto taste

Instructions

For the Tuna + Marinade

  1. Place the tuna in a shallow dish. Whisk together the soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger, garlic, and pepper and pour over top. Add a little water if necessary to fully submerge the fish. Cover and refigerate for at least 30 minutues or up to 2 hours.

  2. Pour the sesame seeds onto a plate. Remove the tuna from the marinade and roll in the seeds to coat.

  3. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat and sear the tuna to your desired doneness. We prefer 2 to 3 minutes per side so it's still mostly pink in the middle. When almost done, pour a couple spoonfuls of the marinade over top of the tuna and cook for a minute more.

  4. Slice the tuna thin and serve with warm corn tortillas and the slaw (recipe below).

For the Slaw

  1. In a large bowl, toss together the cabbage, radishes, cilantro, sour cream, red onion, lime juice, salt, and pepper until well combined.


Recipe Notes

We recommend organic ingredients when feasible.

These tacos would be great served with homemade corn tortillas, which also keeps them gluten-free.

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts
Easy Seared Tuna Tacos
Amount Per Serving
Calories 373 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 53mg18%
Sodium 937mg41%
Potassium 605mg17%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 31g62%
Vitamin A 2800IU56%
Vitamin C 30mg36%
Calcium 184mg18%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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About Lisa Leake

Lisa is a wife, mother, foodie, blogger, and New York Times Best-selling author who is on a mission to cut out processed food.

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