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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

4.91 from 20 votes
2
Cals:153
Protein:15
Carbs:8.5
Fat:8
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!
Course: Lunch, Salad
Cuisine: American
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!
Prep: 25 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 25 mins
Yield: 2 servings
Serving Size: 3 /4 cup tuna, 1 oz avocado 

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: 153 kcal, Carbohydrates: 8.5 g, Protein: 15 g, Fat: 8 g, Saturated Fat: 1.5 g, Cholesterol: 26 mg, Sodium: 187 mg, Fiber: 3 g, Sugar: 1 g

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96 comments on “Canned Tuna Ceviche”

  1. This is truly amazing and I don’t care for tuna unless it’s is heavily coated in mayo or noodles! Definitely in my summer rotation!

  2. This is a great light, healthy lunch! I opted to omit the avocado to save on the extra calories but this still had tons of flavor!

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    Teresa Gatto

    I plugged this into the WW recipe builder and came up with 2 smart points. I am planning to have it for lunch, so I cannot comment on the taste, but it does look good!

  4. I really enjoyed this for an easy lunch, & ate 2nd portion the next day.
    I’m not a canned tuna fan, but decided to tYummy! Definitely spruced up the flavor! Got small amount red onion & jalapeno off salad bar.
    Love cilantro & lime!
    Mixed up without tomato (ate that on the side).
    Instead of avocado, I opted to eat with pita crackers. Yummo!
    Will do again!
    Thanks!

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      Louise Deveaux

      Great idea salad bar! I’m alone and sometimes don’t want to get all the ingredients to make a recipe! THANK you!

  5. I made this using American Tuna brand albacore. It was absolutely delicious! This canned albacore is available with added flavors such as garlic (mild) and jalapeno which I am going to use the next time I make this.

  6. Hi Gina! I love your website and it has been such a help with my new nutritional plan! I just found out that your recipes are auto loaded into the MyFitnessPal App!! So incredibly perfect! Needed a recipe for a lower carb day and found this one! i’m gonna whip it up for dinner tonight! THANKS!!

  7. Would you please post the recipe for TUNA CEVICHE on Pinterest with a link that works.  I’ve searched, but the pins that are posted direct to error, not found.  I clicked the Pinterest link on your website, thinking I could pin it from there, but it takes you to your entire Pinterest account.  I waded through the pins with no success in finding it.  The only way, it seems, to get to the recipe is by searching your website.  That’s great, but I’d love to be able to save the recipe pin to Pinterest.  Anything you can do is appreciated.  Thank you 🙂

  8. Well, this was different but SOOOO TASTY! I didn’t think my husband would like it, but he proclaimed how much more he liked it than his typical mayo tuna salads. He has asked for it again, but on top of a tostada. Enough about him. I loved it too! So fast and easy to make for a nice quick, and light lunch!

  9. Just made this for lunch. I restarted weight watchers a week ago and needed some good lunch ideas. This was amazing and I can’t believe I was even eating canned tuna. It transformed it!

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    Marsha Wagner

    If you’re doing it for a big crowd you can use a large can of pink salmon and make small individual cupsRemove skin and bonez

  11. Does anyone know if this is 21 day fix approved? if it is what containers would they be?
    I will make this for dinner tonight.  

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    Hether Helton

     Made this for dinner tonight–probably one of the yummiest things I’ve ever made!  My kids loved it as well. Simple, relatively quick,  nutritious, and delicious?!? Winning!!!??

  13. Hi,
    I love the recipe but I'm from Europe, do you by any chance have the ingredients in grams? I would really appreciate it!

    1. I’m not sure they’d be so gracious as to do that for you, so I might suggest you use an online weight converter or a unit converter app. 

  14. I am one of the poor folks for whom cilatro tastes like soap (thanks genetics!) Would parsley be a good substitute?

  15. prepared this for lunch. it is wonderful. amazing recipe for a simple can of tuna! thanks Gina! p.s. can't wait for your book. I pre-ordered the day it became available <3

  16. I make mine with cucumber, shrimp, and crab. I put it on top of a corn tostada shell with sourcream on bottom first. Delicious!!!!!!

  17. I usually cheat and just add some balsamic salad dressing and veggies to albacore canned tuna. This sounds much better! Im going to my pantry now to get a can and prepare with this recipe. Thanx!!!