Easy Canned Tuna Tacos with Scallion Crema

October 19, 2017

Easy Canned Tuna Tacos with Scallion Crema for an easy gluten + dairy-free recipe!Easy Canned Tuna Tacos with Scallion Crema for an easy gluten + dairy-free recipe!

You walk in the door. You are starving. It is lunch or dinner time and you have little to no food prepped. You finished all your eggs (usually my go-to too) and now what?

These Easy Canned Tuna Tacos with Scallion Crema are calling your name! They are made with minimal ingredients you likely have in your kitchen/fridge already and only take a few minutes to whip up! I have been making them a lot over the past few weeks since things have been a little hectic over here. All great and hectic in a good way, but busy nonetheless.

Safe Catch Foods is an absolute staple in our pantry and is something both Jord and I both like to eat. We love all of the varieties but the wild albacore tuna is my usually go-to. I love Safe Catch tuna because it is premium hand cut and slow cooked tuna with the lowest mercury level! All of their tuna is tested and it is always great quality and has delicious taste.

These tacos are a bit unconventional as you quick pan fry the tuna to “crisp” it on the stove to cook it a bit. I personally loved preparing the tuna this way but if you prefer to eat the tacos with the tuna from the can, that works too!

I added this simple scallion crema to the mix and it was so delicious with the tuna! I hope you guys love.


Safe Catch Foods Wild Albacore Tuna

Avocado oil




Easy Canned Tuna Tacos with Scallion Crema for an easy gluten + dairy-free recipe!Easy Canned Tuna Tacos with Scallion Crema for an easy gluten + dairy-free recipe!


Easy Canned Tuna Tacos with Scallion Crema

  • Author: rachel mansfield
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Yield: 4 tacos 1x
  • Category: grain-free, dairy-free, gluten-free
  • Cuisine: lunch, dinner, tacos


  • 1/4 cup avocado oil mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon lemon (or lime juice, preferably fresh-squeezed)
  • 1/4 cup chopped scallion
  • 1 teaspoon avocado oil
  • 1 can (8 ounces) of tuna (well drained)
  • 4 tortillas of choice (see above for what I use)


  1. Mix together the mayonnaise, scallion and lemon or lime juice and set the scallion crema aside
  2. Heat oil in a small pan and sautee the tuna, stirring often, until tuna is heated through and very slightly browned, then take pan off the heat.
  3. Heat a griddle over high heat and place the tortillas on it, heat the tortillas, turning once or twice in the process, until they are warmed up
  4. Place ¼ of the tuna mixture onto each tortilla, then top each with greens, scallion crema and avocado!

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6 Responses

  1. I’ll admit, I was a bit skeptical of this, especially since the amount of tuna (at least with the packages I get equally about the same amount by ounce) seemed so small. But these were AMAZING! Super simple to make, even though I ended up overdoing the lime juice and therefore had to make do with really strongly flavored drippy sauce. I did a spring mix of lettuce since that’s all I had and also added sliced avocado as recommended, and it came together beautifully. It even worked well a day later for lunch! Thank you for this super easy (and cost-effective) meal!

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