Sesame Encrusted Tuna Tostadas with Spicy Mango Salsa

My obsession with sushi grade tuna runs deep. Whether it’s served poke style, sashimi style, or is lightly seared, I am all in. Perfect for lunch or a light dinner, tuna is a great go-to for busy days.

Another reason I love it so much, is that tuna is packed with protein and is really easy to prepare. It tastes great and leaves you feeling satisfied without feeling overly stuffed. The good news is that this recipe is no exception.

The tuna is so fresh and bright you’ll feel like you are poolside at your favorite getaway. For this recipe, I paired the tuna with spicy mango salsa (which can literally go on anything) for the perfect flavor and texture combination.

To add that extra crunch factor, I loaded the tuna on top of lightly fried and salted wonton tostadas. To finish the dish, I sprinkled a healthy amount of crushed cashews over everything. (because why not) Oh and don’t forget to dip all of these tasty bits into a dollop of my spicy creamy sauce. Perfection!

To make this dish a bit lighter, skip the spicy creamy sauce and use a touch of sriracha or soy sauce instead. Also, you can substitute the fried tostada for a lettuce cup!

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Sesame Encrusted Tuna Tostadas with Spicy Mango Salsa

Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: Tuna
Servings: 2 people


  • skillet
  • mixing bowl


Spicy Mango Salsa

  • 1 mango
  • ½ green apple
  • ½ cup pineapple
  • ½ jalapeno
  • ½ avocado
  • pinch of fresh cilantro
  • juice from 1 lime
  • pinch of salt
  • crushed cashews or peanuts

Sesame Encrusted Tuna and Fried Wontons

  • 4 ounces Sushi Grade Tuna Steak
  • handful of white sesame seeds
  • pinch of salt
  • 4 -6 wonton wrappers
  • 4 -6 tablespoons sesame oil

Spicy Creamy Sauce

  • 1/3 cup Vegenaise
  • 1 tablespoon gochujang
Sarah Thomas-Drawbaugh

Author: Sarah Thomas-Drawbaugh

Sarah Thomas-Drawbaugh is a recipe developer, fitness junkie and owner of the Healthyish brand. She loves taking everyday eats and making them Healthyish. Sarah defines being Healthyish as a lifestyle centered around living light, fit and fun with a healthy dose of “ISH” from time to time. Sarah’s work can be seen in Healthy-ish by Bon Appetit and Bon Appetit Magazine (digital). Sarah lives in Vail, Colorado with her husband, Dan and rescue dog, Graci!

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