Tuna Tacos


This is a tuna taco recipe I created 25 years ago. It is easy, quick, and very tasty. When served with crackers it makes a really good light snack or appetizer. I find that once you start eating them you really can't stop. I like to serve this with a chicken rice. To lighten the recipe, you can eat with crackers.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
8 tacos


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 2 tablespoons butter (Optional)

  • 2 small tomatoes, diced

  • 1 small onion, diced

  • ½ teaspoon crushed garlic

  • 2 (5 ounce) cans tuna, drained

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

  • 2 eggs

  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro

  • 8 (6 inch) corn tortillas, warmed

  • 1 large avocado, thinly sliced

  • 2 limes, cut into eighths

  • 1 dash hot sauce, or to taste


  1. Heat oil and butter in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add tomatoes, onion, and garlic. Saute until tomatoes release all their juices, about 3 minutes. Add tuna, salt, and cumin. Saute for 1 minute. Stir in eggs and cilantro; cook until eggs are set, 3 to 5 minutes.

  2. Spoon 3 tablespoons of the tuna mixture onto each corn tortilla. Top each with a slice of avocado, lime juice, and hot sauce.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

237 Calories
14g Fat
18g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 237
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 64mg 21%
Sodium 219mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 12mg 62%
Calcium 48mg 4%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 404mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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