Chili Thai Tacos

Prep Time3 min
cook Time 2 min
Time to Table5 min

Did you know that take out tacos contain 800 calories? Let’s REINVENT FAST FOOD with this lower calorie ‘Chili Thai Tacos’ recipe from Clover Leaf, containing only 400 calories!


4 taco shells
3 cans (85 g each) Clover Leaf® Flaked Light Tuna - Spicy Thai Chili
4 tbsp sour cream, divided
1 cup shredded iceberg lettuce
1 tomato, diced
1 lime wedge for garnish


  1. Toast taco shells for 20-30 seconds in toaster oven or 350F for a minute in a conventional oven.
  2. In a sauté pan, lightly heat the tuna.
  3. Turn heat to low and quickly stir in half of the sour cream.
  4. Place a quarter of the tuna mixture into each taco shell.
  5. Top with the lettuce, tomato and remaining sour cream.
  6. Garnish with lime wedges.

Tip: This recipe works as well with Clover Leaf® Flaked Light Tuna – Sundried Tomato & Basil.

Make it a Combo: Serve with a side of Asian Slaw and Fruity Mango Soda (see recipes below).


Asian Slaw
2 tbsp rice wine vinegar
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
4 tbsp sesame oil
¼ cup red cabbage, shredded
¼ cup green cabbage, shredded
¼ cup carrots, grated
1 tbsp sesame seeds, toasted

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the rice wine vinegar and Dijon mustard.
  • Slowly drizzle the sesame oil whisking continuously.
  • In another bowl, toss the cabbages and carrot together.
  • Drizzle the dressing over top and garnish with the toasted sesame seeds.

Serves 2.

Nutritional information (Asian Slaw) per serving: 310 calories, 30g fat, 340mg sodium, 9g carbohydrates, 1g fibre, 5g sugar, 2g protein, 25%DV vitamin A, 15%DV vitamin C.


Fruity Mango Soda
½ cup fresh mango, chopped
2 cups club soda

  • Mix together the mango slices with club soda and ice.
  • Let steep in the refrigerator for 20 – 30 minutes before serving.

Serves 2.

Nutritional information (Fruity Mango Soda) per serving: 25 calories, 0.1g fat, 50mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate, 1g fibre, 6g sugar, 20%DV Vitamin C.


per serving
% Daily
Calories (Taco recipe)400
Fat19 g29%
Saturated Fat5 g
Trans Fat0 g
Saturated + Trans25%
Cholesterol65 mg
Sodium910 mg38%
Carbohydrate32 g11%
Fibre3 g12%
Sugar16 g
Protein25 g
Vitamin A2%
Vitamin C15%

Claims per serving

Source of fibre Excellent source of protein
Source of vitamin C Source of calcium
Excellent source of iron 

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