Soy Tuna Tacos with Lime and Spicy Avocado Cream

Soy and lime marinaded tuna tacos with a spicy avocado cream are a light and healthy lunch or dinner.

After being coerced into wearing the world’s shortest and tightest skirt with the world’s tightest tank top on Saturday night when told that the 7 outfits I brought were not “fun” enough for bachelorette festivities (when did I get so old?) by someone with penis glasses on her head, I could use a few of these.

What I didn’t need while wearing that outfit were the 2 drink induced (I hope) ass grabs, 6 drinks (although that chocolate covered pretzel shot was goooood), hoochie Barbie cake, 3 slices of pizza or truffle fries.

Yeah, definitely not the truffle fries.

Soy tuna tacos with lime and spicy avocado cream

I felt like a stuffed sausage that was about to explode at any minute on the dance floor. Luckily, as the drink number got higher, the fears of ripped skirts diminished and I just went with it in hopes that seeing any of the surfer beach boys from that LBI bar again would be pretty low.

Tuna tacos with soy, lime and spicy avocado cream

But 8 hours later, waking up in a (sort of) sober state, I have no idea what I was thinking.

Thankfully, I have no photographic evidence of this outfit or night because at 30, I was smart enough to leave phones and other expensive accessories at the hotel rather than drunk text/picture take/instagram/tweet/facebook throughout the night. Some things are better left undocumented  (until you blog about them at least).

Soy tuna tacos with spicy avocado cream

I made these last Friday right before leaving for a weekend of drinking, crappy eating and fun times. They were delicious and probably the last healthy thing I ate. Think Asian meets Mexican with fresh and simply dressed veggies and tuna topped with a spicy kick of sriracha avocado cream.

There were a couple of lessons learned from this weekend. Wardrobes should be like your food, fresh and simple topped with spicy. Not habanero in your face spiciness all around. And, don’t take advice from people with male genitalia on their face.

Simple enough.

Serves 2-3     adjust servings

Soy tuna tacos with lime and spicy avocado cream

Preparation 10 min Prep Time
Cook Time 4 min Cook Time
Total Time 14 mins Total Time

Soy and lime marinaded tuna tacos with a spicy avocado cream are a light and healthy lunch or dinner.



  • 1 lb. tuna steak, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • pinch of black pepper


  • 1/2 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 hot pepper (jalapeno or something similar), thinly sliced
  • 1 carrot, peeled into ribbons with vegetable peeler
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • salt & pepper
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 2 tablespoons plain greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha
  • 6 corn tortillas



    1. Combine tuna cubes with other marinade ingredients in a small bowl.
    2. Toss to coat and let sit while you prep everything else.


    1. Combine vegetables with lime juice, olive oil, salt & pepper in a medium bowl and set aside.
    2. Heat a skillet over medium heat and cook tuna with marinade for 2 minutes per side, until just cooked through.
    3. While tuna cooks, combine avocado, yogurt and sriracha in a separate small bowl and mash together until fully combined.
    4. Assemble tortillas and fill with a spoonful of the vegetable mixture, then tuna, then a dollop of avocado cream.

    Unrelated, but pretty cool, I was featured in Food Network’s blogger spotlight on Healthy Eats last week. If you want to read the interview you can see it here.


    1. Jenn @ peas and crayons

      Ohmygosh those are beauuuutiful!!!!!

      I totes would have been the third assgrabber. Just sayin. Pack that outfit when you come visit

    2. Kari@Loaves and Dishes

      I have to admit that when I read Soy Tuna, I though “What is Gina introducing to me now, I’ve never heard of soy tuna?” Thinking that you were talking about a mock tuna made of tofu. “The photos look just like tuna”, I thought. Well upon reading the recipe I began to feel a little foolish when I realized you actually meant tuna and not a tofu product.

      1. Running to the Kitchen Post author

        ha! I had a hard time naming this one b/c I kept thinking of soy as in tofu too when I’d write that, but saying soy sauce tuna seemed weird. Titling posts is the worst part!

      1. Running to the Kitchen Post author

        It’s a spicy hot sauce. Most supermarkets have it in the International (Asian) section. If not, an Asian foods store would have.


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