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ahi tacos with avocado salsa

Recipe by
Jennifer R
Portland, OR

Ran across this recipe years ago. Because I usually keep my recipes on line, it got lost in a paper file. Time to resurrect this gem!!

yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 30 Min
cook time 5 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For ahi tacos with avocado salsa

  • 1 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp
    cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    freshly ground pepper
  • 12 oz
    fresh ahi or albacore tuna cut into several 2-3 inch chunks
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 8
    soft corn or flour tortillas (street size if you have them)
  • 2
    limes, cut in wedges
  • 2
    ripe avocadoes, diced into 1/4 inch cubes
  • 1/4
    red onion, 1/4 inch dice
  • 2
    medium tomatoes, 1/4 inch dice
  • 1/2 c
    lightly packed cilantro leaves, coarsely chopped
  • 3 Tbsp
    freshly squeezed lime juice
  • salt and pepper to taste

How To Make ahi tacos with avocado salsa

  • 1
    Add all salsa ingredients to a bowl. Mix gently - DO NOT MASH. Set aside.
  • 2
    Spray a non-stick pan with Pam or similar. Heat to medium high. Add taco shells and toast, leaving in long enough to make some charred areas. You want some color on them but still flexible. Flip. Remove and set aside.
  • 3
    Combine cumin, cayenne, coriander, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Rub the spice mixture all over tuna pieces.
  • 4
    Heat a non-stick pan over high heat. When very hot, add olive oil and swirl pan. Wait a few seconds for oil to heat up and then add tuna pieces. Sear 1-2 minutes. Flip. Sear another 1-2 minutes and remove at desired doneness to a plate.
  • 5
    Dice tuna into 1/2 inch cubes.
  • 6
    Place taco shells on plates. Divide ahi between shells and spoon salsa over the top. Squeeze a little lime juice over all. Serve with sour cream if desired.