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3 tuna tacos on black serving tray topped with salsa verde and cabbage

Tuna Tacos recipe

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Our deliciously bold Tuna Tacos are made with fresh ahi tuna steaks, seasoned and blackened to perfection, topped with homemade Salsa Verde.

  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: 8 Tacos 1x



For the Tacos:

  • 1 lb fresh tuna steak
  • 1/4 C Blackfish (Cajun) seasoning
  • 8 corn tortillas
  • 1 C red cabbage (shredded)

For the Salsa Verde:

  • 2 tomatillos
  • 4 Roma tomatoes
  • 1 fresh jalapeño
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 4 green onions
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1 lime
  • 1 clove garlic

For the Chipotle Mayo:

  • 1 C mayo
  • 2 chipotle peppers, chopped
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro


  1. Make the Chipotle Mayo:

  2. Combine mayo, chipotle peppers and lime juice well and refrigerate.
  3. Make the Salsa Verde:

  4. Cut tomatillos in half, tomatoes in half, and bell pepper in half and place on baking sheet along with green onions, garlic and halved and seeded jalapeno pepper and roast under broiler for 15 minutes (or until veggies have been charred and soft).
  5. Remove and allow to cool on stove top for 10 minutes.
  6. Once cooked, chop all vegetables and combine with lime juice and cilantro.
  7. Prepare the tuna:

  8. Slice tuna into thin strips and sprinkle blackening season to cover all tuna pieces.
  9. To blacken: heat a cast iron skillet (preferred, but any skillet will work) until it is super hot on stove top.
  10. Place tuna pieces in skillet and cook for 2 minutes per side. Remove from pan.
  11. Assemble the tacos:

  12. Using corn tortillas, spread chipotle mayo on tortilla and top with 1-2 pieces tuna and sprinkle with red cabbage and salsa verde.
  13. Repeat until all tacos are prepared.
  14. Serve with your favorite beer. Enjoy.
  • Author: Superman Cooks
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Category: entrée
  • Cuisine: Tex Mex


  • Serving Size: 2 tacos
  • Calories: 472
  • Sugar: 6.7 g
  • Sodium: 5012.8 mg
  • Fat: 29.4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 29.3 g
  • Protein: 22.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 44.9 mg

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