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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.
5 from 1 vote
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


  • 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


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.


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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