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Key West Tuna Nachos | Homemade Nachos Party Inspiration

Things that I love: summer, nachos, spicy food, and anything related to a good summer party punch. With summer fun on the horizon, I’ve got the perfect party plan for your next group get-together complete with a fun DIY to do with your friends, a punch cocktail recipe, homemade nachos, and lots of avocado goodness. Here’s to your next summer gathering!

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Party Prep

I grabbed RO*TEL® and fresh avocados for our signature party dish. There are so many varieties for you to choose from.

Memorial Day Tuna Nachos Recipe Party

Signature Party Dish

Our party’s signature dish was a spin on classic nachos or chips and dip. We opted to create a Key West inspired tuna nacho dish with homemade tortilla chips.

Memorial Day Tuna Nachos Recipe Party


Homemade tortilla chips are easy to make in a hurry and you can create them with extra spice! Cut tortillas into triangles and spray with olive oil and season with garlic salt, cayenne pepper, and whatever other flavors you love! My husband prefers to season our chips with Old Bay, and it was a good match for our signature nacho dish.

Memorial Day Tuna Nachos Recipe Party


Bake at 325 degrees for a few minutes until crisp.

Memorial Day Tuna Nachos Recipe Party


When you’re ready to create your tuna nachos for your party, there are a few steps to get started. First up: the slaw! Yes, you need cabbage to top your fancy nachos! In fact, you need cabbage, vinegar, soy sauce, lime juice and a little bit of oil.

Memorial Day Tuna Nachos Recipe Party


Next up is the tuna prep. Depending on your guests and their flavor preferences, there are a few ways that you can prepare tuna. We like to sear tuna for fifteen seconds or so on each side.

Memorial Day Tuna Nachos Recipe Party


You finish building these nachos by topping with slaw, avocado, RO*TEL, and of course, tuna. These meaty nachos are hefty and have a lot of Florida flavor.

Memorial Day Tuna Nachos Recipe Party
Memorial Day Tuna Nachos Recipe Party

Party Inspiration

Memorial Day Tuna Nachos Recipe Party


Memorial Day festivities get an upgrade with fresh checkered prints and rustic accents with wood and galvanized metal accents. Create a table with easy to reach snacks and unique side dishes like our Key West Tuna Nachos with RO*TEL and fresh avocado.

Memorial Day Tuna Nachos Recipe Party


The homemade tortilla chips are a focal point of the party since everyone can snack on them and top them with their favorite ingredients.

Memorial Day Tuna Nachos Recipe Party


RO*TEL, cheese, the spicy slaw, and seaweed salad are our nacho toppings if you want to create your own. If you order ahi poke in a restaurant, you are probably used to trying wasabi sauce or a seaweed salad as a garnish or a side. This nacho bar is unique and has a blend of flavors that is restaurant-quality.

Memorial Day Tuna Nachos Recipe Party

Summer Punch

Memorial Day Tuna Nachos Recipe Party


Upgrade your party with a summer punch inspired by the citrus flavors of Florida!

Memorial Day Tuna Nachos Recipe Party

Summer Punch Recipe

This orange blackberry vodka punch is easy to make and oh so delicious!

  • 2 oz vodka
  • 4 oz mango juice
  • 2 oz orange juice

Add ingredients to a large glass with ice. Garnish with blackberries and orange slices.

Memorial Day Tuna Nachos Recipe Party


It is the perfect pairing with the flavor of the RO*TEL and avocados in the nachos.

Memorial Day Tuna Nachos Recipe Party
Memorial Day Tuna Nachos Recipe Party
Memorial Day Tuna Nachos Recipe Party

Key West Tuna Nachos

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Make these delicious tuna nachos with ahi tuna!

Ingredients

  • 15-20 soft corn tortillas
  • 12 oz. raw ahi tuna
  • 2 cups green cabbage, finely cut
  • 1 large avocado
  • 1/2 cup RO*TEL
  • 1 cup shredded Colby Jack cheese
  • 2 tbsp. canola oil
  • 2 tbsp. rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. Key lime juice
  • Old Bay seasoning
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Using a pizza cutter, cut tortillas in quarters and spread on baking pan. Brush with half of the oil and sprinkle on Old Bay seasoning.
  2. Bake for 10 minutes or until tortillas turn a crispy brown.
  3. In mixing bowl, combine cabbage, vinegar, soy sauce, lime juice and remainder of oil to create slaw. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Cut tuna into 1-inch steaks and season with salt and Old Bay. On grill or skillet on high heat, sear tuna for 15 seconds on each side or until desired prep is reached.
  5. Cut tuna into smaller slices.
  6. Peel and de-seed avocado and cut into thin slices.
  7. Assemble nachos with avocado, tuna, slaw, RO*TEL, and cheese.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 620Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 66mgSodium: 611mgCarbohydrates: 61gFiber: 11gSugar: 3gProtein: 40g

The nutritional information here is an estimate. While I try to provide accurate information via Nutritionix, this information is provided as a courtesy and there is no guarantee that it will be completely accurate. I am not a certified nutritionist and any information sunnysweetdays.com should only be used as a general guideline.

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So, what do you think? Are you ready to grill up fresh tuna and serve a unique twist on chips and dip? 

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