Healthy Recipe: Ahi Tuna Tacos with Spicy Crema & Pickled Slaw

These ahi tuna tacos are a simple meal to whip up and a fun way to elevate your standard taco! To accompany these fresh tuna tacos we’ve added pickled cabbage and to kick up the flavor, a spicy crema—making them the perfect combination of crunch, spice, and freshness. Everything a taco should be!

Not only are they tasty, these tacos are packed with good-for-you ingredients. Ahi tuna is incredibly nutritious and contains a healthy dose of omega-3 fatty acids, protein, and vitamins. Red cabbage is high in vitamin C and iron and adds a punchy bite to these delicious tacos. The crema is made with Greek yogurt—a great source of protein, calcium, and probiotics. 

It is recommended that pregnant women limit their intake of tuna. If you’re pregnant and eating tuna, make sure it’s cooked to an internal temperature of at least 145 degrees Fahrenheit.


To make the marinade:

2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauceJuice of 1 orange1 tsp minced ginger1 tsp white onion, minced½ tsp sesame oil1 tsp minced cilantro

To make the pickled cabbage:

¼ red cabbage, shredded½ cup apple cider vinegar 2 tsp honey ¼ tsp red pepper flakes

To make the spicy crema: 

1/2 cup low-fat Greek yogurtJuice of 1 lime1 tablespoon sriracha or similar hot sauce½ tsp honeySalt to taste

Begin by pickling the cabbage in a mason jar or similar. Refrigerate for two hours or more before preparing this recipe.

Prepare marinade ingredients in a small baking dish then add ahi to marinade for at least 30 minutes. Keep refrigerated until ready to cook.

Heat one tablespoon of avocado oil in a skillet over medium to high heat. Pat the ahi dry and then sear for two minutes per side or until preferred doneness. Remove from pan and set aside to rest.

Prepare the spicy crema while the Ahi rests.

Thinly slice tuna and serve with warm tortillas, pickled cabbage and spicy crema.

Makes four servings.


Calories: 272

Protein: 34 g

Total fat: 3 g

Saturated fat: 6 g

Cholesterol: 47 mg

Carbs: 27 g

Fiber: 2.5 g

Total sugars: 10 g

Added sugars: 3.7 g

Sodium: 500 mg

This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for medical diagnosis or treatment. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem or condition. Always check with your doctor before changing your diet, altering your sleep habits, taking supplements, or starting a new fitness routine.

Brittany Donovan

Brittany Donovan is a cookbook author and lifestyle blogger with a passion for food and fitness. She believes a life of fun, health and wellness can be achieved by doing the little things every day that make a difference. She enjoys kickboxing, decorating, photographing new recipes and dance parties in the kitchen with her husband. She resides in Sacramento, California.

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