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Tuna Ceviche (Whole30 Approved Lunch Recipe)

If you’re looking for a super easy and healthy weekday lunch idea, try dressing up a can of tuna with this yummy recipe idea for tuna ceviche. It’s not only full of brilliant flavor, but also gluten-free, dairy-free, and made with ingredients in compliance with the Whole30 program. If you happen to be following this nutrition program make sure to look for canned tuna that has no added sugar or soy such as organic varieties sold at Whole Foods.

Easy tuna ceviche

Tuna Ceviche

(Adapted from Skinnytaste.com)


7 oz. canned albacore tuna in water, drained
1/2 avocado, sliced
Handful of small salad tomatoes, chopped
2 Tablespoons cilantro, chopped
2 Tablespoons purple onion, chopped
1 jalapeno, seeded, chopped
Juice of one lime
1/2 teaspoon olive oil
1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
Salt & pepper to taste

*Wrap in pieces of butter lettuce to serve

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Chop and combine ingredients in a medium bowl. Serve with lettuce pieces if desired.
Makes 2 servings.

This is a really yummy and easy lunch! I love the flavors. What a great way to jazz up a can of tuna! Not a tuna fan? Try shrimp instead! Enjoy!

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Comments 35

  1. JA

    Do you deliver? I’ll take mine with no tomatoes please. 😉

  2. Kel

    Love the shrimp idea. Not a fan of tuna. Sounds delicious can’t wait to try it!

  3. Claudia

    Looks delicious, healthier than the one I make(I put mayo con it 😊)

  4. Vivian B.

    I making this today, looks so yummy, I so love eating healthy and feeling great as a result !!!

  5. Nikki

    This is my favorite whole30 lunch!!! I make it almost the same way.

    I put a little Dijon mustard in it sometimes for a different kick 😄

    • Joani

      not following the diet plan but this sounds good.

  6. Katie

    I made something somewhat similar today but the main protein came from tofu…avocado, tofu, cucumber, mayonaisse, curry powder, cilantro, and a little bit of salt, pepper, and lime juice.

  7. mel

    Thanks!! Looks really good. Can’t wait to try it on Friday. Usually it’s pizza, hot dogs or sandwiches and I’m trying to get out of that cycle!!

  8. Tiffany

    I am on day 13 of my first whole30. Going great so far:) thanks for the lunch idea!

  9. Fabiola

    Looks delish! Looks like I found what I’m eating for supper!👏👏thanks

  10. Pat

    Great idea Collin. Thank you.

  11. Karen

    Looks delicious, can’t wait to try it! Thanks Lina!!

  12. LP

    Great with chicken too………had a couple chicken breast left over. I cubed them up and it was yummy!

  13. Laila

    I make my tuna salad by adding it to my romaine fresh salad, onion slices, lots of lemon, some tomato, sea salt, olive oil, some vinegar, yum

  14. Jennifer

    Looks so fresh and healthy! I appreciate the lighter menu items you have after the holidays. Can’t wait to try, thanks Lina!

  15. Baller456

    Awwww dissed ee!!!

  16. Jennifer

    salmon might be good in here too

  17. Sherry

    I’m calorie counting. I’m wondering if anyone has figured out how many calories per serving is in this? Looks so good!

  18. Heather

    I’m doing the whole thirty as well… Thanks for adding these recipes. I hope to see more to come!

  19. Michelle

    Looks delicious!!

  20. Nikki

    Just wondering why my comment was deleted. I just pointed out that this is not true ceviche, which is typically made from raw meat.

    • Ash

      Possibly because that comment started a long string of other comments making a big deal about the name, and it became really negative. There’s actually a perfectly innocent explinaton as to why it has this name. I explained it, but my comment was also deleted. It has to do with the fact that the person who created the original recipe was not trying to create a “true ceviche” but a quick and easy substitution with everyday ingredients you may have handy in your pantry.

      • Nikki

        Good grief.

  21. Jamie Smith

    That looks really good. Thanks for posting!

  22. Christine

    I’m not on the Whole30 but this recipe looks so good and I have cans and cans of albacore in my cabinets, back in Dec CVS was having it on sale for anywhere from $.69-.89 a can and I would stock up, this recipe uses everything that I use on an everyday basis so nothing I have to go out and buy except for the butter lettuce which I have never tried but willing to give it a try, thanks for the recipe!!!

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Oh you’re welcome! Enjoy 😊

  23. mackyjane

    I’m not doing Whole30 but after seeing Collin’s post yesterday I’m definitely thinking it’s something that I should do. Thank you Lina for posting a Whole30 recipe and something that looks delicious. The guys that work for me always talk about how if it (food) tastes good then it’s not good for you, which I know is not true as there are plenty of good tasting foods that are good for you, but I’m glad to see something that looks delicious also be nutritious! Thanks again!

  24. savermom23@yahoo.com

    Does this keep ok in the fridge? I’d love to bring it to work for lunch but would need to prepare either the night before or in the morning and I’m worried the avocado would brown….

    • BMA25

      That is what i was wondering to? i know if you put lime (and i have heard pam but have not tired this) on the avocado it wont brown ?

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      It didnt keep for me as well. But maybe prepare ahead and bring an avacado with you? Just a thought. Thanks!

      • mel

        I find that tossing avocado chunks with grated (or chopped) onions and a squirt or 2 of lime (or lemon) juice & olive oil, and sticking the seed in the middle keeps it from browning badly by lunch time. Another tip I read, but haven’t tried, is to use a very shallow bowl (like a rubbermaid container), cover with saran wrap then put the lid on top to keep the air out.

        • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

          Great tip!

  25. Debby

    looks delicious….
    off topic but what make/model is the camera that was used for this pic? Looking to replace mine and Lina’s pictures are always so crisp. May be the photographer 😉

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Oh thanks for your kind words! I use a Nikon D5100. Lots of my food pics are with a 50mm lens. Thanks!

      • Debby

        thanks…I’m definitely going to look into buying that camera! Your pictures are so vivid!!
        I currently use a NikonD40 but I think it’s worn out.

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