Quick tuna tacos with creamy mayonnaise dressing

Quick tuna tacos with creamy mayonnaise dressing

Quick tuna tacos with creamy mayonnaise dressing- Warm tacos with pan seared tuna ,onions and peppers, topped with crunchy salad, a drizzle of lovely mayonnaise dressing and a squeeze of sriracha.

This is a beautiful balance of flavours, textures and deliciousness.

A simple and easy recipe for a quick ,healthy and filling lunch or dinner.

Some days i’m so pressed for time that i cannot prepare good old indian meals, and have to do with a quick but healthy and filling meal.

I always have a few staples in my pantry for such days. Though i do not use a lot of tinned food, some of the things that i always now stock up on , are a few cans of fish like tuna and sardines, can of beans like chickpeas, butter beans and red beans, few spices, tinned tomatoes.

Other than Some staples in my fridge are peppers, ginger , garlic , coriander and onions. Believe me no indian household can ever be without onions, ginger and garlic.

This recipe uses these staples from my pantry, along with onions and peppers for a simple, quick meal of tuna tacos with hot ,sweet and creamy mayonnaise dressing

Why try this tuna tacos recipe ? 👩‍🍳

  • You need very basic ingredients to make this recipe.
  • It is simple and quick
  • It is healthy and filling- a balance of veggies and meat.
  • Everything can be prepared ahead of time and refrigerated. This way , not much effort goes in while preparing the main meal.
  • If all ingredients are not available, substitutes can be used to make the meal complete.
Tuna Tacos
Tuna Tacos

Ingredients required and substitutes 📝

Wraps

I used asda wheat and corn tortillas . You can use any tortillas as per your choice. To make this gluten free, replace the regular wraps with gluten free wraps.

Tuna tacos filling

For the tuna filling you need the below

Tuna – I used canned tuna to make these. As i said i always have a few cans of tuna to make quick sandwiches, toasties or a filling for wraps.

If tuna is not available, other canned fish like sardines can be a great substitute.

Vegetables– I used onions, peppers and sweet corns to the filling mix to add crunch.

If you do not like peppers or sweet corns you can avoid adding it , and just add onions, with rest of the spices.

Green chillies– Using green chillies is optional, but it adds loads of flavour. It doesn’t make the filling very spicy, as i added just two small chillies.

You can use the big green chillies that are not very hot.Small green chillies are much more hotter and spicier.

Tuna Tacos
Tuna Tacos

Mayonnaise dressing

The dressing is a mix of mayonnaise, greek yoghurt, horseradish sauce, mustard sauce, lime juice and some sweetener.

Mustard sauce and horseradish sauce– These two sauces add so much punch to this dressing and go really well with fish flavours.

Greek yoghurt- I use store bought greek yoghurt. If you do not have greek yoghurt , you can use hung curd. This needs to be prepared in advance as it takes time .

To make the hung curd, simply sieve the normal curd through a muslin cloth.

Leave it to hang for 4-5 hours , so that all the water squeezes through it.

Once all the water is squeezed out, you can use the curd for your dressing.

Sweetener– I used dates molasses as sweeteners. It has a very distinct taste and flavour. It can be substituted with honey or maple syrup.

Food52 has a very interesting article on molasses and their substitutes, incase you want to know what is the best substitute for the date molasses, refer to this article.

Crunchy salad and toppings

For the salad and toppings you need onions, tomatoes,coriander, salt , peppers, lemon juice and grated cheese.

Sriracha sauce is a great addition to these tacos. This sauce is spicy, sweet, garlicky sauce. However if you do not want to use Sriracha this can be substituted with a chilli or hot sauce.

But if you have sriracha, just drizzle that .

Here is the link of the Sriracha sauce that i use.

Instructions 🔪

Preparing the filling for tacos

In a pan heat oil. Add the onions and saute for a minute.

Now add chillies and mix. Add sweetcorn. Sauté everything for a minute and add peppers.

Cook for another 2-3 minutes and add tuna , salt, pepper and paprika.

Cook for 4-5 minutes and take off the heat

Tuna Tacos prep chopped vegetables
Tuna Tacos
sauteing vegetables for tacos
Tuna Tacos
Searing the tuna and vegetables
Tuna Tacos
Tuna tacos filling
Tuna Tacos

Dressing

To make the dressing mix all the ingredients for the dressing- mayonnaise,greek yoghurt, horseradish sauce, mustard sauce, lime juice with a little salt and whatever sweetener you are using .

Whip up everything to form a creamy dressing.

Salad

Slice thinly the onions ,tomatoes and chop or tear fresh coriander. Keep aside.

Assembling the tacos

Warm the wraps (here i used @asda wheat and corn tortillas ), add a generous filling of tuna mix.

Add the onions and tomatoes. Drizzle some sriracha.

Drizzle the mayonnaise dressing. Add grated cheese.

Garnish with coriander and a drizzle of lemon juice or lemon wedges, and serve warm.

There is always an option to prepare everything ahead of time and store it for serving later.

You just need to assemble everything, and warm it while eating.

Tuna Tacos
Tuna Tacos

Top tips 🌮

  • This dish is a complete meal in itself and doesn’t need any more , maybe other than a glass of your favourite wine. However you can add a side of a simple guacamole , a spicy salsa or delicious mango chutney to go with these. A couple cooks and love and lemons has some perfect options for sides to go with these delicious tacos.
  • If you want to make this a light meal, leave out the tortillas and serve these as tuna salad with onions, tomatoes and mayonnaise dressing.It tastes delicious.
  • If you are serving these at a party, it is always a good idea to set up a taco’s bar. Set up everything- the wraps, tuna filling, sauces, salad, and toppings on a table, and let everyone make their own tacos.
  • For the salad , instead of having plain onions and tomatoes, you can pickle these in some fresh lemon juice and a hint of salt for some time before serving tacos. Pickled salad makes the tacos so much more fun.
  • To add to heat , you can serve some chopped green or red chillies as a side.

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Tuna Tacos

Quick tuna tacos with creamy mayonnaise dressing

Warm tortillas with pan seared tuna ,onions and peppers, topped with crunchy salad, a drizzle of lovely mayonnaise dressing and a squeeze of sriracha. This is a a beautiful balance of flavours, textures and deliciousness.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
5 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course, Salad, Side Dish, Snack, starters, street food
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 8 Tacos

Ingredients
  

  • 8 Medium tortillas / wraps of your choicePre

Tuna Filling

  • 2 cans Tuna
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 2 small peppers I used yellow and green
  • 1/2 cup sweetcorn frozen or fresh
  • 2 small green chillies chopped
  • 2-3 tsp oil for cooking olive oil / preferred cooking oil
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp black pepper powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika powder

Mayonnaise dressing

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp greek yoghurt / hung curd
  • 1 tsp horseradish sauce
  • 1/2 tsp mustard sauce
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp Date Molasses Substitute with maple syrup/ honey. Check notes and post for alternative sweeteners
  • salt to taste
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

Salad and toppings

  • 1 small onions very finely sliced
  • 1 small tomato finely sliced
  • few sprigs of coriander leaves chopped or teared
  • 1/2 cup grated cheese
  • Sriracha sauce
  • fresh lemon juice/ or Lemon wedges to serve

Instructions
 

Preparing the tuna filling

  • In a pan heat oil.
  • Add the onions and saute for a minute.
  • Add chillies and mix. Add sweetcorn.
  • Sauté everything for a minute and add peppers.
    sauteing vegetables for tacos
  • Cook for another 2-3 minutes and add tuna .
    Searing the tuna and vegetables
  • Add salt, pepper and paprika. Cook for 4-5 minutes and take off the heat. Keep aside.
    Tuna tacos filling

Preparing the dressing

Preparing the Salad

  • Thinly slice the onions and tomatoes.
  • Chop or tear fresh coriander and keep aside.

Assembling the Tacos

  • Warm the wraps on a hot griddle / oven or microwave. .
  • Add a generous filling of tuna mix.
  • Top with sliced onions and tomatoes
  • Squeeze some sriracha sauce and drizzle the sharp and sweet mayonnaise dressing.
    Tuna Tacos
  • Garnish with coriander and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice, and serve warm.

Notes

Extra tips

  • This dish is a complete meal in itself and doesn’t need any more , maybe other than a glass of your favourite wine. However you can add a side of a simple guacamole , or a spicy salsa to go with these.
  • If you want to make this a light meal, leave out the tortillas and serve these as tuna salad with onions, tomatoes and mayonnaise dressing.It tastes delicious.
  • If you are serving these at a party, it is always a good idea to set up a taco’s bar. Set up everything- the wraps, tuna filling, sauces, salad, and toppings on a table, and let everyone make their own tacos.
  • For the salad , instead of having plain onions and tomatoes, you can pickle these in some fresh lemon juice and a hint of salt for some time before serving tacos. Pickled salad makes the tacos so much more fun.
  • To add to heat , you can serve some chopped green or red chillies as a side.
  • Sweetener- I used dates molasses as sweeteners. It have a very distinct taste and flavour. It can be substituted with honey or maple syrup.

Preparing Hung curd

Greek yoghurt for the dressing can be substituted with hung curd.
I use store bought greek yoghurt for this recipe. If you do not have greek yoghurt , you can use hung curd.
This needs to be prepared in advance as it takes time .
To make the hung curd, simply sieve the normal curd through a muslin cloth.
Leave it to hang for 4-5 hours , so that all the water squeezes through it.
Once all the water is squeezed out, you can use the curd for your dressing.
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