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.
Course Main Course, Salad, Side Dish, Snack, starters, street food
8Medium tortillas / wraps of your choicePre
2small peppersI used yellow and green
1/2cupsweetcornfrozen or fresh
2-3tspoil for cookingolive oil / preferred cooking oil
Salt to taste
1 tsp black pepper powder
1/2 tsppaprika powder
2tbspgreek yoghurt / hung curd
Juice of 1 lemon
1tspDate Molasses Substitute with maple syrup/ honey. Check notes and post for alternative sweeteners
salt to taste
Salad and toppings
1small onionsvery finely sliced
few sprigs of coriander leaveschopped or teared
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.
Cook for another 2-3 minutes and add tuna .
Add salt, pepper and paprika. Cook for 4-5 minutes and take off the heat. Keep aside.
Preparing the dressing
Mix all the ingredients together and whisk to form a creamy consistency.
Check seasoning and keep aside.
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.
Garnish with coriander and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice, and serve warm.
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.