One of my top recipes is my Seared Ahi Tuna - if you haven't tried it I highly suggest it! It's the base of this new recipe, Ahi Tuna Tacos!
Light, fresh, healthy, and perfect for any time of year. These ahi tuna tacos are so simple but definitely feel like a special treat. So let's cook!
Ahi Tuna Taco Marinade
My marinated tuna recipe is incredibly simple. I like to start with a base of soy sauce and lemon juice to really bring the flavor.
Then add in salt as well as a heaping tablespoon of Everything But The Bagel Seasoning. yep! You read that right. It has onion, garlic, sesame seeds and more. All are perfect for this tuna and it adds texture!
Finish that off with little drizzle of honey and it's a perfectly balanced marinade!
Best Taco Shells for Tuna Tacos
I truly believe you will enjoy these ahi tacos the most with a nice crunchy taco shell. The tuna is soft and tender, the salad filling has a bit of crunch, but to really bring it all together, the crunchy taco shell does it.
It also doesn't get soggy too quickly with everything sitting in it while you eat!
How To Slice Ahi Tuna
The best way to slice the tuna steaks for this ahi tuna taco recipe is to cut it against the grain into slices, then again the opposite way to create cubes.
OR you could definitely leave it in slices for your tacos. I like the cubes because you get a good piece in each bite
Best Way To Sear Tuna
If you want to know in detail how to make this marinated tuna from start to finish you'll want to check out my Seared Ahi Tuna recipe. It perfectly outlines it all.
But simply I sear mine in a cast iron skillet with coconut oil. Coconut oil has a high smoke temperature and won't burn at the high searing temperature you need to cook the tuna.
Ahi Tuna Tacos
- 2 tuna steaks
- ¼ cup soy sauce
- juice of 1 lemon
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 tablespoon Everything But The Bagel Seasoning
- 4-5 crunchy taco shells
- 1 bag asian salad mix (with dressing) You can find thesse in the produce department!
- 1 avocado
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- In a mixing bowl, combine the soy sauce, lemon juice, salt, honey, and bagel seasoning and whisk to combine.
- Put the 2 tuna steaks in a dish and pour marinade over the tuna.
- Let this refrigerate for 1 hour up to 5 hours.
- Remove the marinated tuna from the fridge
- In a cast iron skillet or dutch oven, melt the coconut oil over high heat.
- Sear the tuna steaks 1 at a time for 30 seconds on each side.
- Repeat with the 2nd tuna steak.
- Set on a cutting board and let them rest for 5 minutes.
- Slice against the grain of the tuna into ¼ inch slices, then cut again to create cubes.
- In a mixing bowl mix together the salad mix (usually these salads come with dressing and crunchy toppings, add it all in!)
- Fill each taco shell with some salad and top with tuna cubes and sliced avocado.