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What happens when you mix the crispiness of the wontons, the freshness of Ahi Tuna and our Vegan Avocado Spicy Mayo? Awesomeness! Gather a couple of friends and give each one a task and get this recipe done in no time. Featured on our Adult Cooking Class, this is one of those recipes that you'll never get tired of.

Seared Tuna Mini Tacos with Chipotle Mayo

Course Cocktail party, Tuesday Taco Menu
Cuisine International
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 24 Tacos
Author Chef Maria Cummins


  • 12 each wonton wrappers can substitute for gluten free wrappers
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 ounces sushi-grade tuna cut into 1/4-inch dice
  • 2 tablespoons tomatoes chopped
  • 2 tablespoons red onions chopped
  • 2-3 tablespoons grapeseed oil
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 3/4 teaspoon orange zest
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1 each avocado cut into 1/4-inch dice
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 2 each Cilantro sprigs for garnish
  • 1 cup Just Mayo (vegan mayonnaise alternative)
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried chipotle powder or more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder)
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon Paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • salt to taste


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F & line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Cut the wonton squares on an angle to make two triangles. Arrange the wonton triangles on the baking sheet. Spray with olive oil on one side (or brush lightly).
  • Bake until golden, about 6 minutes. (Can burn easily so watch carefully).
  • Let cool. (Alternatively, if you want cups, put the oiled whole wrappers in mini muffin tins). Remove triangles from the pan and let cook on a cooling rack.
  • For Tuna: In a medium-sized skillet heat the grapeseed oil to medium-high. Sprinkle the ahi steaks with kosher salt and pepper on both sides.
  • Carefully place the ahi steaks on the skillet and sear until crispy and the ahi is cooked about ¼” inch up the steak. Repeat for the other side.
  • Place the ahi steaks on a cutting board and once cool enough to handle, use a sharp knife to cut the steaks in small dice.
  • For the Avocado Spicy Mayo; Mix the chopped tomato, red onion, garlic powder, orange zest, lime juice, fine chopped cilantro, mayo, chipotle powder, paprika salt and pepper. Keep cold and set aside.
  • To assemble; Carefully open the mini wonton wrappers and place a 1/2 tablespoon of the seared tuna, 1/2 tablespoon of the avocado and the chipotle mayo and garnish with a sprig of cilantro. Serve immediately.


Remember to keep your fish cold, at least 41 F until you cook it and do not let the tacos sit  for more than an hour at room temperature.
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