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!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.

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.

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!

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!

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
  • 2  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)

Directions:

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

Nutrition Information

Yield: 2 servings, Serving Size: 3/4 cup tuna, 1 oz avocado 

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Freestyle Points: 3
  • Points +: 4
  • Calories: 153 calories
  • Total Fat: 8g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.5g
  • Cholesterol: 26mg
  • Sodium: 187mg
  • Carbohydrates: 9g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 1g
  • Protein: 15g
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