Canned Tuna Ceviche

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Canned Tuna Ceviche –Transform ordinary canned tuna into a zesty, flavorful lunch by adding fresh lime juice, cilantro, jalapeño, tomato and avocado – so good!

Canned Tuna Ceviche –Transform ordinary canned tuna into a zesty, flavorful lunch by adding fresh lime juice, cilantro, jalapeño, tomato and avocado – so good!Canned Tuna Ceviche

I have tons of easy ceviche recipes, a few of my favorites are Shrimp Ceviche Cocktail, Peruvian Ceviche in Cucumber Cups, Shrimp Ceviche and Avocado Salad and Mushroom Ceviche (Vegan) to name a few. This one is a perfect way to use up canned tuna from your pantry!

A high school friend (hi Cynthia!) actually gave me this idea. She had it while vacationing in Guatemala and shared the idea with me when she returned. When I read the email, I thought it was brilliant! It’s basically a poor man’s ceviche.

Canned Tuna Ceviche – Transform ordinary canned tuna into a zesty, flavorful lunch with a Latin flair by adding fresh lime juice, cilantro, jalapeño, tomato and avocado in this easy tuna ceviche – so good!

Now don’t get me wrong, I LOVE a good fresh ceviche made raw fish or seafood. It’s actually one of my favorite things to eat. I actually shared a recipe here of Ceviche in Cucumber Cups or this ceviche-like Zesty Lime Shrimp and Avocado Salad. But when you need a quick lunch using pantry ingredients, this is great and it’s inexpensive, Whole3o, low-carb, paleo-friendly, dairy-free and gluten-free!

For presentation, I put the ceviche tuna into the can to use as a ring mold, then inverted it onto my plate; completely optional of course! Topped with fresh avocado, this was filling and delicious.

How To Make Canned Tuna Ceviche

Canned Tuna Ceviche –Transform ordinary canned tuna into a zesty, flavorful lunch by adding fresh lime juice, cilantro, jalapeño, tomato and avocado – so good!

Canned Tuna Ceviche – Transform ordinary canned tuna into a zesty, flavorful lunch with a Latin flair by adding fresh lime juice, cilantro, jalapeño, tomato and avocado in this easy tuna ceviche – so good!

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Canned Tuna Ceviche – Transform ordinary canned tuna into a zesty, flavorful lunch with a Latin flair by adding fresh lime juice, cilantro, jalapeño, tomato and avocado in this easy tuna ceviche – so good!
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Canned Tuna Ceviche

153 Cals 15 Protein 8.5 Carbs 8 Fats
Prep Time: 25 mins
Cook Time: 0 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
Yield: 2 servings
COURSE: Lunch, Salad
CUISINE: American
Transform ordinary canned tuna into a zesty, flavorful lunch with a Latin flair by adding fresh lime juice, cilantro, jalapeño, tomato and avocado in this easy tuna ceviche – so good!

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp minced red onion
  • 1 to 1 1/2 limes
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, as needed
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 7 oz can chunk white albacore tuna packed in water (5.1 oz drained)
  • 1 medium seeded plum tomato, finely diced
  • tbsp chopped cilantro
  • 1 jalapeño, minced (keep seeds for spicy) or you can use pickled
  • 3 drops Tabasco sauce, optional
  • 2 oz sliced avocado, 1/2 medium haas

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, combine the red onion, pinch of kosher salt, juice of 1 lime and olive oil.
  • Mix in the chopped cilantro, jalapeño, drained tuna, tomato, and Tabasco, if using.
  • Taste for salt and lime juice, adjust as needed (I used 1 1/2 limes).
  • Cover and marinate in the refrigerator at least 20 minutes to let the flavors blend.
  • To serve, top with fresh sliced avocado and serve.

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Nutrition

Serving: 3/4 cup tuna, 1 oz avocado , Calories: 153kcal, Carbohydrates: 8.5g, Protein: 15g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 1.5g, Cholesterol: 26mg, Sodium: 187mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 1g
WW Points Plus: 4
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95 comments

  1. Wow very impressed. Wasn’t sure how it would turn out with tuna but it was very delicious and ceviche flavors were all there.

    I did 3 limes, added garlic powder and at the end I topped with a little Tajin on the avocado.

  2. This is amazing with tortilla chips! So quick and easy to make 🙂

  3. This recipe is seriously so easy and delicious!! I skipped the jalapeños and Tabasco, as I’m not big into spice, but it was still super good. I made homemade corn tortilla chips to eat it with and it was awesome! I’ll definitely be making again!

  4. Though this is delicious, it is not ceviche. The ingredients are inspired by ceviche.

    This is a glorified canned tuna salad.

  5. I’ve been making this for a summer lunch when I have a friend or two over. Tonight I doubled the recipe for my family’s dinner. Kids and husband approved! All around great recipe! Thanks!

  6. This was both simple and delicious! The flavors are both fresh and inviting. Will definitely keep this recipe in my rotation!

  7. This was delicious. Already made 3 times. It’s become part of my weekly menu

  8. This was delicious. I’ve already made it a staple at my house

  9. This was a hit at our house.  

  10. Quick, simple and delicious 😋 
    I used a couple of dashes of tapatio hot sauce and served it on tostadas. 

  11. For me, I marvelous fresh change to tuna! Would recommend.  

  12. I absolutely LOVED this! It was super good! I added chopped cucumber which was really good, and added a shake of chili powder instead of the jalapeno since I didn’t have one on hand. Also, I had some tortillas in the pantry so I chopped one up into chip-sized pieces and baked in the oven for 9 minutes, they came out perfectly as the food-delivery system for this ceviche. Super easy to make, definitely my new fave tuna recipe.

  13. This was remarkable. I love this! Easy and quick.

  14. Fantastic lunch. Served it with Corn Thin crackers & a side of your Mexican Cauliflower “Rice”. Yum!!!

  15. There’s no way that there is that many carbs in this dish. There are zero carbs in the tuna. There is a mistake here

  16. The BEST tuna recipe ever! I love tuna but this put me over the edge! It’s in my monthly lunch meal rotations!