February 5, 2009

Grilled Tuna Tacos


What you need:

  • 1 tomato, diced
  • ½ red onion, diced
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and chopped (see note)
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 ½ pounds (1 ½ inch) tuna steaks
  • 1 (14 ½ ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 8 corn tortillas
  • 1 avocado, diced

How you do it:

  1. Heat grill.
  2. In a bowl combine tomato, onion, jalapeño, lime and cilantro. Season with salt and pepper. Set
    aside.
  3. Brush tuna with oil. Grill fish about 5 minutes per side until fish flakes easily with a fork.
    Remove from grill and set aside.
  4. Heat beans in a saucepan over medium heat.
  5. Meanwhile, place tortillas on grill for 15 seconds per side.
  6. Cut tuna into 1-inch chunks.
  7. In a bowl, combine tuna with tomato mixture and avocado sprinkled with any remaining lime
    juice. Layer each warm tortilla with ¼ cup black beans and a portion of tuna salad.

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