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.
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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!

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Soy Tuna Tacos with Lime and Spicy Avocado Cream

Servings: 4 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 4 minutes
Total: 14 minutes
Soy and lime marinaded tuna tacos with a spicy avocado cream are a light and healthy lunch or dinner.

Ingredients 

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

Instructions 

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

Serving: 1SERVINGCalories: 407kcalCarbohydrates: 31gProtein: 32gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 43mgSodium: 614mgPotassium: 659mgFiber: 6gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 5620IUVitamin C: 37mgCalcium: 79mgIron: 3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main Dishes
Cuisine: American
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30 Comments

  1. love the flavors on this taco! great hint of heat too from the avocado cream :) congrats on the FN feature!!

  2. “And, don’t take advice from people with male genitalia on their face.” <—– best advice I have heard all year.

  3. I have no idea when I got so old, but somehow at 33 I don’t think I own anything bachlorette appropriate! Not sure if that is good or bad though :)

  4. I love fish tacos Gina. And I love how simple this sounds. The flavors are right up my alley, very unique idea to use tuna too!

  5. 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. 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!

  6. You, a sausage? I highly doubt that :) But these look fabulous! Once again we are twins on the ingredient front, I too made something with avocados and cream!

  7. Beautiful colors! I love anything with ahi tuna too. Perfection in my book. I can’t wait to try this out!