Tuna and Avocado Ceviche Recipe

Allison Beck


  • ¼ pound sushi-grade tuna, cut into ¼-inch chunks
  • Zest and juice of 2 limes
  • 2 small jalapeños, finely chopped
  • 2 avocadoes, cut into ¼-inch chunks
  • ½ cup finely chopped cilantro, plus more for garnish
  • Salt, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted

When the weather gets warm, nothing quite beats a cool and refreshing ceviche. In this recipe, cubed fresh sushi-grade tuna is tossed with lime zest and juice to gently “cook” a portion of the fish (the beauty of tuna — especially sushi-grade — is that it is so good eaten raw). Finely chopped jalapeños give the mixture a kick, while cubed avocado offers a creaminess that cools the heat of the pepper.

For a dinner party, serve the ceviche in a martini glass for a decorative look. At cocktails, fry up wonton or plantain cups and add a tablespoon of ceviche on top. Dining à deux? Ceviche atop a bed of greens, coupled with a warm flatbread or toasted crostini, is a light and healthy meal that is great for those nights when it’s too hot to cook.


Toss together the tuna and limes. Let the mixture sit at room temperature for 5-10 minutes. Add the jalapeño, avocado, and cilantro, and season to taste. Add the sesame seeds and stir. Serve.


Calories per serving:

228 calories

Dietary restrictions:

High Fiber, Low Carb, Low Sodium Sugar Conscious, Paleo, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Oil Added, No Sugar Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 69g 106%
  • Carbs 53g 18%
  • Saturated 10g 50%
  • Fiber 33g 132%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 5g
  • Monounsaturated 43g
  • Polyunsaturated 11g
  • Protein 40g 80%
  • Cholesterol 44mg 15%
  • Sodium 88mg 4%
  • Calcium 278mg 28%
  • Magnesium 230mg 57%
  • Potassium 2,712mg 77%
  • Iron 7mg 37%
  • Zinc 5mg 30%
  • Phosphorus 665mg 95%
  • Vitamin A 78µg 9%
  • Vitamin C 81mg 136%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 39%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 43%
  • Niacin (B3) 29mg 146%
  • Vitamin B6 2mg 115%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 361µg 90%
  • Vitamin B12 2µg 39%
  • Vitamin D 2µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 9mg 46%
  • Vitamin K 110µg 138%
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