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:

238 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 74g 113%
  • Carbs 53g 18%
  • Saturated 11g 56%
  • Fiber 33g 132%
  • Sugars 5g
  • Monounsaturated 45g
  • Polyunsaturated 13g
  • Protein 39g 78%
  • Cholesterol 43mg 14%
  • Sodium 81mg 3%
  • Calcium 282mg 28%
  • Magnesium 247mg 62%
  • Potassium 2,498mg 71%
  • Iron 7mg 39%
  • Zinc 5mg 32%
  • Phosphorus 638mg 91%
  • Vitamin A 801µg 89%
  • Vitamin C 81mg 136%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 49%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 52%
  • Niacin (B3) 18mg 90%
  • Vitamin B6 2mg 88%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 361µg 90%
  • Vitamin B12 11µg 178%
  • Vitamin D 6µg 2%
  • Vitamin E 10mg 50%
  • Vitamin K 110µg 138%
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