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Fresh & Flavorful Tuna Ceviche

    This fresh and flavorful tuna ceviche recipe is made with a few simple ingredients and is ready to enjoy in just 20 minutes!

    Tuna Ceviche

    Whenever I see ceviche on the menu in a restaurant, I almost always order it. Fresh, flavorful and packed with protein, I love the creamy avocado, tangy lime juice and slight kick of heat.

    Homemade Tuna Ceviche Recipe HR

    While there are endless varieties of ceviche, I recently discovered my favorite version during a trip to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

    Tuna Ceviche Ingredients

    The first step to authentic Mexican ceviche is to source the freshest fish possible. I love using sushi grade raw ahi tuna but you could also use shrimp, halibut or red snapper. The key is for the fish to be as fresh as possible.

    Liz Making Tuna Ceviche Recipe

    While there are a variety of mix-ins you can add to the fish, the key ingredient that never changes is raw lime juice which “cooks” the shrimp. The acidity in the lime juice breaks down the proteins which, in time, cook the fish.

    Homemade Tuna Ceviche Recipe

    In fact, you’ll know the fish is starting to cook when it starts to brown. If you’re using shrimp, it will turn pink.

    Liz Serving Ceviche

    This quick and easy appetizer is ideal for entertaining and is always a crowd pleaser. Serve with tortilla chips and you’re good to go.

    Looking for an another ceviche idea? Try my Authentic Shrimp Ceviche recipe instead!

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    Homemade Tuna Ceviche Recipe HR

    Fresh & Flavorful Tuna Ceviche

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    This fresh and flavorful tuna ceviche recipe is made with a few simple ingredients and is ready to enjoy in just 20 minutes!
    PREP: 10 mins
    COOK: 0 mins
    Marinating Time 20 mins
    TOTAL: 30 mins
    Servings: 8


    • 8 ounce ahi tuna steak, raw, sushi grade (cut into small cubes)
    • 1 avocado (diced)
    • 1 jalapeno (minced (optional) )
    • 1 lime (juiced)
    • ½ cup red onion (minced)
    • cup cilantro (minced)
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • tortilla chips (optional, to serve)


    • Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl. Toss well. Let sit for 20 minutes before serving. The tuna will be slightly "cooked" on the outside and will remain raw on inside. Serve with tortilla chips if you wish.


    Calories: 88kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 7gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 304mgPotassium: 216mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 719IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 10mgIron: 1mg

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    Liz DellaCroce

    Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that just so happen to be healthy. By using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for their families. Click Here To Subscribe to my newsletter:


    1. Did this recipe tonight and it was superb. I did the 2X serving just for myself (and because I just so happened to have 8oz of fresh caught tuna). I had to stop myself from eating the entire serving but man was it good.

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