Fish Tacos with Broccoli Slaw and Lime Cream Sauce


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Weeknight Gluten Free

Weeknight Gluten Free

By Kristine Kidd

Published 2013

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This is my gluten-free take on fish tacos: Spice-coated tuna sautéed until crisp on the outside but slightly pink inside, and a slaw made with sweet shredded broccoli, all topped with a creamy sauce spiked with fresh lime.


  • Prepared broccoli coleslaw, 4 cups (8 oz/250 g), about half of a 16 oz (500 g) bag
  • Red onion, ¼ cup (1½ oz/45 g) minced
  • Fresh cilantro, ¼ cup ( oz/10 g) minced
  • Fresh lime juice, 1 tablespoon plus 2½ teaspoons
  • Serrano chile, 1, seeded and minced
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Gluten-free mayonnaise, 6 tablespoons (3 fl oz/90 ml)
  • Plain Greek-style yogurt, 6 tablespoons (3 oz/90 g)
  • Lime zest, teaspoon finely grated
  • Albacore tuna, 1 lb (500 g), cut into ¾-inch (2 cm) cubes
  • Ancho chile powder, ¾ teaspoon
  • Ground cumin, ¼ teaspoon
  • Ground coriander, ¼ teaspoon
  • Olive oil, 2 tablespoons
  • Large avocado, 1, peeled and sliced
  • Gluten-free corn tortillas, 8–10 (5½–6 inches/14–15 cm in diameter), heated


  1. In a large bowl, combine the broccoli slaw, onion, cilantro, 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon of the lime juice, and the minced serrano chile. Toss to combine. Season to taste with salt and black pepper. Let the slaw stand while preparing the sauce and fish.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, yogurt, lime zest, and the remaining 1½ teaspoons lime juice. Mix a pinch of salt into the sauce.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix the tuna cubes, chile powder, cumin, and coriander. Sprinkle with salt and black pepper. In a large frying pan over medium-high heat, warm the oil. Add the fish and sauté until brown on the outside but still pink inside, about 2 minutes. Transfer the fish to a warmed bowl.
  4. Set out on the table the fish, slaw, sauce, avocado, and tortillas and allow diners to assemble their own tacos.