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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






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.



For the Tuna + Marinade

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

For the Slaw

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


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

  • Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness.
  • We recommend organic ingredients when feasible.
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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