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Sesame Encrusted Ahi Tuna Tostadas with Spicy Mango Salsa

These sesame encrusted ahi tuna tostadas with spicy mango salsa are no exception. Perfect for lunch or a light dinner, this recipe is perfect any day of the week.
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Spicy Mango Salsa

  • 1 cup mango, about 1 cup, peeled, pitted and diced
  • ¼ cup shallots , diced small
  • ¼ cup green apple, julienned
  • ½ cup pineapple, diced small
  • ¼ cup jalapeno, diced small
  • ½ cup avocado , diced, plus a few extra slices
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro , freshly chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice , fresh squeezed
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons cashews, crushed, peanuts work too

Sesame Encrusted Tuna and Fried Wontons

  • 6-8 ounces sushi grade ahi tuna steak
  • ¼ cup sesame seeds, white or black will work
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 6-8 wonton wrappers
  • 4-6 tablespoons sesame oil, for frying the wontons. Avocado oil works well too.

Spicy Creamy Sauce

  • 1/4 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon gochujang , or sriracha
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • ½ tablespoon liquid aminos , or 1 tablespoon soy sauce


  • skillet
  • mixing bowl


Prepare the salsa:

  • In a large mixing bowl combine, the diced mango, julienned green apple, diced pineapple, shallots, diced avocado and jalapeno.
    Next, you'll add the lime, along with the cilantro and a pinch of salt. Gently toss everything together and set it aside.

Prepare the tuna:

  • Pat the tuna dry using a paper towel. Add the sesame seeds to a plate and firmly press the tuna into the seeds making sure the entire tuna is well coated.
  • Gently spray a small skillet with cooking spray and place it over medium high heat.
    Right before you add the sesame encrusted tuna into the pan, season it with some salt. Add the tuna to the hot pan, sear it for 1-2 minutes on each side. Remove from the pan and set the tuna aside.
    Using a sharp knife, thinly slice your tuna. It should be rare on the inside.

Prepare the fried wontons:

  • In a small skillet, add sesame oil over medium/high heat.
    Add one wonton wrapper at a time into the hot oil. They will cook very fast so have your tongs ready.
    Place the fried wonton wrappers on a paper towel and season them with flaky salt. Repeat until you have 6-8 fried wontons.

Prepare the spicy sauce:

  • Combine the mayonnaise, maple syrup, liquid aminos, and gochujang in a small bowl. Mix well. Set aside.

Assemble the dish:

  • Add a smear of the spicy sauce to your plate.
    Next, add a fried wonton chip, and top it with thinly sliced sesame encrusted tuna.
    Top the tuna with the mango salsa. Serve and enjoy!


Serving: 1serving, Calories: 323kcal, Carbohydrates: 18g, Protein: 10g, Fat: 24g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g, Monounsaturated Fat: 9g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 15mg, Sodium: 391mg, Potassium: 310mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 8g, Vitamin A: 1006IU, Vitamin C: 24mg, Calcium: 81mg, Iron: 2mg