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Plate of three ahi tuna tacos with mango salsa.

Ahi Tuna Tacos

  • Author: Erin Jensen
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Total Time: 17 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner/Entree
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American


Ahi Tuna Tacos – a light and refreshing tuna tacos recipe with mango pineapple salsa! Healthy and delicious!


  • 1 batch Mango Pineapple Salsa
  • 1 inch thick tuna steak
  • kosher salt and ground black pepper
  • white sesame seeds
  • street taco tortillas 
  • fresh cilantro, chopped
  • lime wedges


  1. Combine Mango Pineapple Salsa ingredients together; set aside. 
  2. Place tuna steak on plate.
  3. Sprinkle each side with salt, pepper and 1 teaspoon of sesame seeds per side.
  4. Pat seasoning into each side to make sure they stick.
  5. Take large cast iron skillet and add oil.
  6. Bring to medium-high heat.
  7. When oil just starts to smoke, place tuna steaks in skillet.
  8. Cook for 30-45 seconds per side (or up to 1 minute if you just barely want it rare in the middle).
  9. Remove and let rest on clean plate for 5 minutes.
  10. Cut tuna into bite-sized chucks. 
  11. Take the street taco tortillas and add some salsa and pieces of tuna. Top with fresh cilantro and another squeeze of lime juice. 


  • Make ahead: feel free to make the salsa ahead of time and store in the refrigerator. 
  • Extra: you might have extra salsa, depending upon how many people you are serving – simply save the rest or serve with chips!

Keywords: ahi tuna tacos, tuna tacos