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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 and lime marinaded tuna tacos with a spicy avocado cream are a light and healthy lunch or dinner and a delicious alternative fish taco.

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.

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

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 tuna tacos 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.

Looking for more fish taco recipes like these tuna tacos?

Try blackened salmon tacos, blackened shrimp tacos or spicy shrimp tostadas!

Prefer meat? Lamb tacos and chocolate chile tacos are both delicious options!

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.
4 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 14 minutes
Servings 4 servings


For the Tuna

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

For the Tacos

  • 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
  • 8 corn tortillas


For the Tuna

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

For the Tacos

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

Nutrition Facts

Serving: 1SERVING | Calories: 407kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 614mg | Potassium: 659mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 5620IU | Vitamin C: 37mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 3mg

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Cuisine American
Course Main Dishes
Keyword tuna tacos

Gina Matsoukas is the writer, founder, photographer and recipe developer of Running to the Kitchen — a food website focused on providing healthy, wholesome recipes using fresh and seasonal ingredients as much as possible. Her work has been featured in numerous media outlets both digital and print, including MSN, Huffington post, Buzzfeed, Women’s Health and Food Network.

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Tuesday 14th of August 2012

huh? wha...? I was distracted by the chocolate covered pretzel shots!???!?!?! wow. ;)

Rachel @ Baked by Rachel

Tuesday 14th of August 2012

OMG that cake! And I'm sure someone has pictures of the outfit somewhere lol. At least you had fun, right?

Running to the Kitchen

Tuesday 14th of August 2012

so far none have surfaced. thank goodness!

Jen @ Savory Simple

Tuesday 14th of August 2012

These sound wonderful! I just made avocado cream yesterday, it's the BEST topping!


Tuesday 14th of August 2012

Sounds heavenly but what is sriracha and where can I find it?

Smart move leaving all electronics behind.

Running to the Kitchen

Tuesday 14th of August 2012

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

Leanne @ Healthful Pursuit

Tuesday 14th of August 2012

haha sounds like a good time! I haven't drank in ages, probably years but I'm with you - phones need to be left at home. Better to just not document the adventures haha