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About Anne-Marie Nichols

Anne-Marie Nichols is a Social Media Consultant and Healthy Food & Lifestyle Blogger who helps busy moms and their families with healthy recipes and lifestyle tips.

Ahi Tuna Tacos with Wasabi Cream and Mango Avocado Salsa

Ahi Tuna Tacos with Wasabi Cream and Mango Avocado Salsa. Get the healthy and easy to make fish recipe at This Mama Cooks! On a Diet

Below, my frequent contributor Holly Clegg writes about her avocado addiction and how she loves to indulge it by making Ahi Tuna Tacos with Wasabi Cream and Mango Avocado Salsa. However, I’m addicted to tacos! My family loves having tacos for dinner, whether we’re having the World's Best Slow Cooker Spicy Pulled Pork Tacos or carne asada tacos. So her recipe for Ahi Tuna Tacos with Wasabi Cream and Mango Avocado Salsa from her trim&TERRIFIC Too Hot in the Kitchen cookbook is perfect for both our addictions!

Ahi tuna would be a special treat for us and probably something the kids wouldn’t want to try. (Ewww, fish!) So I’d save this recipe for just me and my husband for a romantic meal and maybe for when we’re entertaining friends.

Holly likes to pan sear her tuna. You can also try grilling it. If the price of ahi tuna puts you off, you could try making Ahi Tuna Tacos with another type of fish. Salmon could be interesting and would go well with the mango and avocado. You’ll just need to cook it all the way through, as salmon shouldn’t be served rare like ahi tuna.

Another way of cooking tortillas is by heating them up quickly on the stovetop on a warm griddle or in a frying pan. Use corn tortillas if you’re gluten free. I prefer the taste of corn tortillas over flour, too.

You can find more of Holly’s trim& TERRIFIC® recipes at hollyclegg.com and The Healthy Cooking Blog. Check out Holly’s trim & TERRIFIC™ cookbooks on Amazon, too!

Avocado addict!

I confess – I’m an avocado addict! I could eat them with just about any meal and couldn’t be more excited to highlight my very favorite food! Did you know buttery green avocados are actually considered a fruit? Rich in heart-healthy monounsaturated (good) fats, avocados are high in fiber and, ounce for ounce.

Avocados top the charts among all fruits for folate, potassium, vitamin E, and magnesium, making them one of the most nutrient-dense foods. From salads to condiments, dips and even smoothies – in my opinion avocados are a nutrient dense mouth-watering ingredient worthy of celebration this month!

Are you looking for that wow summer dinner? Then this is a sure bet! Ahi Tuna Tacos with Wasabi Cream and Mango Avocado Salsa sounds much more complicated than it actually is, and it's super delicious! Don’t be intimidated by ahi tuna – it's quick to make and really easy, especially paired with this fruity salsa with sweet mango, mild avocado, and spicy jalapenos making it the ultimate complement to tuna tacos.

Look for wasabi paste in the Asian section of your supermarket. A few chopped fruits and veggies, makes this fresh Mango Avocado Salsa, but for extra ease any fruit salsa would be great to contrast the Wasabi Cream.

Ahi Tuna Tacos with Wasabi Cream and Mango Avocado Salsa. Get the healthy and easy to make fish recipe at This Mama Cooks! On a Diet

Ahi Tuna Tacos with Wasabi Cream and Mango Avocado Salsa

Ingredients

For Ahi Tuna Tacos:

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 10-12 ounces ahi tuna (1-inch thick)
  • 2 teaspoons taco seasoning mix (gluten free)
  • 4 (8-inch) flour or corn tortillas
  • Wasabi Cream
  • Avocado Mango Salsa

For Wasabi Cream:

  • 1/3 cup plain nonfat yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1/8-1/4 teaspoon wasabi paste, depending on taste

For Mango Avocado Salsa:

  • 1/3 cup chopped avocado
  • 1/2 cup chopped mango
  • 2 tablespoons chopped red onion
  • 1 teaspoon chopped jarred jalapeno
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

Directions

For Ahi Tuna Tacos:

  1. In nonstick pan, heat olive oil until hot. Season tuna on both sides with taco seasoning and add to pan. Sear 1 minute per side or until tuna is cooked on the outside, but rare inside. Set aside.
  2. Cover tortillas with damp paper towel and microwave 30 seconds. Fill tortillas with tuna, top with Wasabi Cream (see recipe) and Mango Avocado Salsa (see recipe) or salsa of choice.

For Wasabi Cream:

  1. In small bowl, combine all ingredients.

For Mango Avocado Salsa:

  1. In small bowl, combine all ingredients.
Prep Time: 45 Minutes
Cook Time: 5 Minutes
Total Time: 45 Minutes
Servings: Makes 4 Ahi Tuna Tacos, 1/3 cup Wasabi Cream, and 1 cup Mango Avocado Salsa
  • Serving size: Two tacos per person
  • Calories: 445
  • Calories from Fat: 44.5 (10%)
  • Total Fat: 5g
  • Saturated fat: 1g
  • Unsaturated fat: 4g
  • Sodium: 921mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 53g
  • Sugar: 4g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Protein: 44g
  • Cholesterol: 65mg

Nutritional information per serving: (Ahi Tuna Tacos with Wasabi Cream only.) Dietary Exchanges: 3 1/2 starch, 5 very lean meat

Nutritional information per 1/4 cup serving of  Mango Avocado Salsa only: Calories 37 Calories from fat 42% Fat 2g Saturated Fat 0g Cholesterol 0mg Sodium 18mg Carbohydrate 6g Dietary Fiber 1g Sugars 3g Protein 0g Dietary Exchanges: 1/2 fruit, 1/2 fat

Picture and recipe used with permission of author.

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