Quickie Taco – Tuna Fish Tacos Recipe

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Quickie Taco - Tuna Fish Tacos Recipe
Quickie Taco! As you might already know, I love fish tacos. I crave fish tacos. And when the heat outside makes every kitchen appliance but the toaster or microwave prohibitive, I turn to the can opener. A can of tuna and a few key ingredients will make four of the finest (and coolest) tacos you’ve ever had. At least in a pinch.

Don’t care about the heat? Try my Baja Fish Tacos or Grilled Fish Tacos.

Ingredients for Tuna Fish Tacos:
1 five ounce can/jar tuna (in water)
2 tbsp diced onion
1 tbsp diced jalapeno
1 tbsp chopped cilantro
2 tbsp mayo
1 cup chopped cabbage
1/4 cup diced avocado
1/4 cup diced tomato
fresh lime
hot sauce or salsa
salt & pepper to taste
4 corn tortillas

Notes: Makes four tacos. Some chipotle powder or cumin would be a nice twist to the tuna fish salad. For even more crunch, add some crushed tortilla chips.

Quickie Taco - Tuna Fish Tacos Recipe
Prepare the tuna fish. In a small bowl combine drained tuna, onion, jalapeno, cilantro and a squeeze of fresh lime.

Quickie Taco - Tuna Fish Tacos Recipe
Stir in mayonnaise and hot sauce. Salt and pepper to taste.

Quickie Taco - Tuna Fish Tacos Recipe
Build the tacos. Warm or toast tortillas briefly in the microwave or toaster. Spoon 1/4 of the mixture onto each tortilla.

Quickie Taco - Tuna Fish Tacos Recipe
Top with shredded cabbage, diced tomato and avocado. Serve with lime and salsa or hot sauce. Share and enjoy. And try to stay cool…

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13 Responses to “Quickie Taco – Tuna Fish Tacos Recipe”

  1. seti
    7/8/2011 at 11:26 am #

    Just speaking hypothetically of course, but would you be as likely to step into a trap baited with tuna fish tacos as you would one baited with fish tacos?? LOL

  2. Average Betty
    7/8/2011 at 11:42 am #

    Hi seti!! I could be fooled… I’m a sucker for fish tacos… maybe the real question is: Would I be more likely to be baited by a fish taco or a corn dog? LOL

  3. seti
    7/8/2011 at 3:00 pm #

    Ah yes, corn dogs. Thank you. It’s good to have options…hypothetically speaking. :) Maybe a bottle of wine as well. Wine and corn dogs and fish tacos! Who could resist that?! LOL

  4. christo
    7/10/2011 at 6:04 am #

    you should try this with sardines – and for an added kick try the ones in tomato sauce –

  5. Kristina Vanni
    7/11/2011 at 5:21 am #

    Gotta love a good fish taco! This is a great quick and easy recipe. Gave you a shout out on “The Daily Dish” today! If you have any great grilled seafood recipes up your sleeves, you should totally enter them in the recipe contest this week! http://su.pr/1ZdDZi

  6. breonna
    8/29/2012 at 10:47 am #

    I just made these and they were very tasty!!

  7. Average Betty
    8/29/2012 at 11:17 am #

    WooHoo! So nice to hear, breonna! Thanks for letting me know :)

  8. ponybones
    9/10/2012 at 9:45 am #

    didn’t have everything on hand but was dead set last night on making tuna tacos, so i used dried onion and canned diced jalapeno instead of fresh, thai chili sauce instead of hot sauce, no lettuce, shredded cheddar, and diced fresh mango on top. too delicious, too easy, i’m making them again tonight, thanks for the recipe :)

  9. Average Betty
    9/11/2012 at 11:13 am #

    Thanks for sharing your modifications! Perfect for a hot summer night dinner :)


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