Seared Tuna with Spicy Cucumber Cups

My four all time favorite things to combine together are seared tuna, apple, cucumber and avocado. I also have a slight tajin addiction.

This recipe came out preeeeeetty darn good, and was quick and easy to make. The mixture of sweet and savory hits the spot



Ingredients for Seared Tuna and Spicy Cucumber Cups

  • sashimi grade tuna
  • apple
  • one cucumber,¬†peeled
  • one avocado
  • one lime
  • tajin
  • jalapeno pepper
  • sea salt
  • pepper


Directions for Seared Tuna and Spicy Cucumber Cups

  1. Cut the cucumber into 1 inch rounds
  2. Using a small spoon (1/2 teaspoon would do), carve out a little bowl in each of the cucumber pieces
  3. Spread some tajin across a plate
  4. Roll the sides of the cucumber in the tajin until it covers the edges
  5. In a separate bowl, mash the avocado and mix in a little bit of lime juice
  6. Cut the jalapeno so that you can rub it on the tuna
  7. Cover tuna with generous amount of pepper and minimal amount of sea salt
  8. Sear tuna for 1 minute on each side until it’s cooked
  9. Set aside to cool
  10. using small spoon, spoon avocado mixture into cucumber cups
  11. core/Slice the apple
  12. Slice the tuna into thin pieces
  13. Arrange on plate
  14. Sprinkle a little bit of tajin on everything!!




  • Anonymous March 27, 2016 at 7:00 pm

    Healthy and delicious tuna in cucumber cups. A cute snack or appetizer of tuna in scooped out cucumber slices. Low carb, paleo and Whole30 approved!

  • Chupacabras May 21, 2016 at 8:06 pm

    Want to impress your pals with an elegant yet simple hors d’oeuvre? Look no further than these spicy salmon cucumber bites! If you ve already got some cooked salmon and mayo in your fridge, you can whip these omega-3-fatty-acid-packed appetizers in a jiffy.


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