We made up this recipe with a Caribbean flair after my boyfriend came home with a pound of fresh, bright yellowfin tuna. You could even substitute canned tuna in a really tight pinch! Garnish with shredded lettuce, if desired.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 tacos
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Pear Salsa:
Tuna Tacos:

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Combine pear, red onion, carrot, bell peppers, jalapeno pepper, green onion, cilantro, lime juice, garlic, and cayenne powder in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Set pear salsa aside to allow flavors to meld.

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  • Heat olive oil in a skillet or grill pan over medium-high heat. Season tuna with chili powder, cumin, salt, and pepper; add to the skillet. Sear for 3 minutes. Splash 1 tablespoon lemon juice over the tuna. Turn tuna over and splash remaining lemon juice on the second side. Continue cooking until center is medium-rare, about 3 minutes more.

  • Transfer tuna to a plate and let rest for 5 to 10 minutes. Slice and serve over tortillas. Top with pear salsa.

Nutrition Facts

329 calories; protein 30.4g; carbohydrates 26.9g; fat 11.2g; cholesterol 51.3mg; sodium 350.8mg. Full Nutrition
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