seared sesame ahi tuna naan nachos with avocado wasabi cream & pickled ginger

seared sesame ahi tuna naan nachos with avocado wasabi cream & pickled ginger

The aisles are filling up.

Practically spilling over with vibrant Lisa Frank stickers, jubilee of pens, and perfectly lined notebook paper.

I realize it’s only July 21st.

But homie don’t care.

I might be the only one sans child who gets giddy-slap-happy-wants-to-break-down-wear-a-flavor-flav-clock-around-her-neck-shout-from-the-rooftop-while-organizing-her-trapper-keeper excited that back to school supplies are in the hizzz-ouse. If that visual doesn’t do it justice for you, watch this video. It explains everything.

ahi tuna

I walked by the back to school supply section at Target last week and my heart nearly burst from my chest. I might have mouth breathed for a moment (how embarrassing) while ooooooooohhhhh-ing and aaaaaaaahhhhh-ing in my inner monologue about how I need to upgrade every lapiz in my pencil collection.

Forget washboard abs and big ol’ biceps, school supplies are sexier. I swear Mr. B could have proposed with a bouquet of pencils and I would have said, “YES!”

Is it hot in here?

seared sesame ahi tuna naan nachos with avocado wasabi cream & pickled ginger

Anyways, rather than spend my time fiddling farting about what to make for dinner, when I would rather be dreaming about the possibility of upgrading my pencils back to Lisa Frank status, I wanted something tasty with 10 steps or less. Enter, these Ahi Tuna Naan Nachos. It sounds a little bonkers like buying Christmas decorations in July (you know who you are!) , but trust me, these nachos are refreshing and bursting with flavor.

The key is in the tuna. Buy fresh, pink tuna steaks and sear them on high heat for about four minutes. The way to tell when they are done, the white lines on the side turn really white. All you do is flip and slice. Plus, the buttery naan with the tender tuna, there are no words. Except, put some pickled ginger on it!

seared sesame ahi tuna naan nachos with avocado wasabi cream & pickled ginger

Seared Sesame Ahi Tuna Naan Nachos with Avocado Wasabi Cream & Pickled Ginger

Yield: Serves 4

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes


for the nachos:
4 pieces Whole Wheat Naan, cut into triangles
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 4oz tuna steaks
2 tablespoons black sesame seeds
Pico de gallo
Pickled ginger
salt and pepper to taste

for the avocado wasabi cream:
2 avocados, sliced in half, pits removed
1/2 cup sour cream
1 to 2 tablespoons wasabi paste
salt and pepper to taste


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

for the nachos:
Place Naan on a baking sheet and drizzle tops with olive oil and s&p. Bake for about 5 to 7 minutes until golden brown. Remove from oven and set aside.

In the meantime, preheat a grill to high heat. Sprinkle both sides of the tuna steaks with sesame seeds and salt/pepper. Sear steaks on the grill; should only take about two to three minutes on the first side and maybe two minutes on the next. When the white lines on the side of the fish become bright white, the tuna is done. Remove from heat and slice steaks against the gran.

To serve, place naan on a plate, top with seared tuna slices, pico de gallo, ginger, and avocado wasabi cream. Serve immediately!

for the avocado wasabi cream:
Place all ingredients in small food processor. Pulse until smooth. You may add more or less wasabi depending on desired spice level.

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33 Responses to “seared sesame ahi tuna naan nachos with avocado wasabi cream & pickled ginger”

  1. #
    molly yeh — July 21, 2014 at 07:06


    • Lauren replied: — July 22nd, 2014 @ 07:12

      LOL!! Rainbows and unicorns here we come! Thanks, Molly!

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    Melissa @ Treats With a Twist — July 21, 2014 at 07:12

    OMG!!!!! This is my FAVORITE time of the year!!! Mr B. can totally propose to me with Target school supplies (I’ll have to politely decline because divorces are messy and my husband would be kinda pissed if I left him for pencils…)!!! There goes my new strict budget! Doesn’t take me long to throw that out the window!
    AND OMG OMG this tuna looks TO DIE FOR! Gorgeous!!!

    • Lauren replied: — July 22nd, 2014 @ 07:13

      HA! Pencils are definitely a way to a guys heart! Thanks, Melissa!

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    Tieghan Gerard — July 21, 2014 at 07:32

    Ha, I saw all the back to school stuff at target. It excites me and make me sad all at the same time. Love back to school stuff, but the thought of summer being over is so sad!

    These nachos are the bomb. Seriously.

    • Lauren replied: — July 22nd, 2014 @ 07:14

      I know! I don’t want summer to be over just yet, either. Let’s eat nachos to keep us distracted:)

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    Michelle @ Healthy Recipe Ecstasy — July 21, 2014 at 07:40

    OMG I was obsessed with school supplies when I was a kid! I cannot wait until I have kids to send to school so I can buy them fresh pencils and trapper keepers. :) Oh, and the nachos? LOVE.

    • Lauren replied: — July 22nd, 2014 @ 07:14

      Right? Trapper keepers were the best! Thanks, Michelle!

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    Julia — July 21, 2014 at 07:45

    True story: I had ahi nachos over the weekend while my friends and I were each 1 bottle of wine deep. The only thing better than drunk food is fancy drunk food. ANYhoo, I love these nachos and need that avocado wasabi cream!

    • Lauren replied: — July 22nd, 2014 @ 07:15

      GAH! I want to live your weekends!! Pour me a glass of wine:)

  6. #
    Bri | Bites of Bri — July 21, 2014 at 08:05

    Glad I’m not the only one. I swung into Office Depot last week and felt my heart go pitter patter! Sharpies, colored folders, desk organizers!!!! In all seriousness though, I’d take these nachos over a new binder in a heartbeat. They look perfect for a Monday.

    • Lauren replied: — July 22nd, 2014 @ 07:16

      YESSSSS! so glad I’m not the only pencil lover out there! Thanks, Bri!

  7. #
    Matt Robinson — July 21, 2014 at 09:02

    That seriously cracked me up this morning, thanks! And these nachos are incredible, so creative and packed with amazing flavors!!

    • Lauren replied: — July 22nd, 2014 @ 07:16

      Thanks, Matt!!

  8. #
    Naomi — July 21, 2014 at 09:20

    Hilarious. And I’m all for easy dinner- this is one of them–Nd it sounds incredible

    • Lauren replied: — July 22nd, 2014 @ 07:17

      Right?! Thanks, Naomi!

  9. #
    Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — July 21, 2014 at 09:27

    I think we should all go to Target and buy Lisa Frank spirals and folders and pretend to organize our life into fun school gear. Who’s with me?!

    • Lauren replied: — July 22nd, 2014 @ 07:17

      MEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!! I heart you!

  10. #
    Layla @ Brunch Time Baker — July 21, 2014 at 13:46

    this looks sooo good! YUM!! :)

    • Lauren replied: — July 22nd, 2014 @ 07:18

      Thanks, Layla!

  11. #
    Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats — July 21, 2014 at 14:02

    LOVE back to school time of year, organizing brings me to a happy place… but so does this nachos recipe. Pretty sure the naan chips are going to be amazing!

    • Lauren replied: — July 22nd, 2014 @ 07:18

      Let’s organize while eat nachos. Deal? #winning

  12. #
    Kate @ Diethood — July 21, 2014 at 14:51

    OMG! My first LOVE was anything-Lisa Frank and Trapper Keepers!!!
    And? Your nachos?! WHOA! SO creative and beyond delicious!

    • Lauren replied: — July 22nd, 2014 @ 07:19

      Heck yes, Kate!!! Lisa Frank is the best:)

  13. #
    Julie @ Table for Two — July 21, 2014 at 16:02

    Oh my days…this looks amazing!! Love the raw pink center – it’s perfection! I loved back to school – I would buy so many folders and binders and go on an organization spree!

    • Lauren replied: — July 22nd, 2014 @ 07:19

      Let’s organize together and make some nachos! Thanks, Julie!

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    Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps — July 21, 2014 at 18:32

    Ahhh sigh. Ahi tuna. Makes me swoon every time.

    • Lauren replied: — July 22nd, 2014 @ 07:20

      ME too! Thanks, Nicole!

  15. #
    Megan {Country Cleaver} — July 21, 2014 at 21:21

    Wut to the WUT?! These are bonkers awesome.

    And I’m still, to this day, a sucker for back to school supplies! Love this time of year.

    • Lauren replied: — July 22nd, 2014 @ 07:20

      We need to start an OCD Office Supply club and eat nachos while we organize our pens:)

  16. #
    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — July 22, 2014 at 21:59

    These are some fancy nachos!! Love ‘em!

  17. #
    ashley - baker by nature — July 23, 2014 at 06:06

    Ohhhhhh dear lord hold me… no, wait, don’t… just give me these nachos!!! Brilliant, lady!!!

  18. #
    Joanne — July 25, 2014 at 21:06

    These and a set of Lisa Frank pencils/notebooks/trapper keepers would make my life. Right now.

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