You’ve been splurging like a celebrity or parsimoniously following your budget—either way, it’s the end of the month and you’re almost broke. Here’s a recipe that is cheap, easy to make, low-cal, no-carb, dairy-free, gluten-free, and I think that’s reason enough. It’s also a really good twist on ceviche, a popular seafood dish originating from Peru, which traditionally cooks raw fish using citrus-based juices. The difference is this recipe uses an affordable can of tuna instead of a fresh fillet of fish.
On-a-Budget Tuna Ceviche
1 to 2 servings
- 1 can of tuna, in water
- 2-3 limes/ 2 limes and a lemon
- 1 tbsp of olive oil (or, fancy it up with some truffle oil)
- 1 small red onion
- 1 soft tomato
- 3 sprigs of cilantro
- 1 small avocado
- Habanero pepper, or other chili pepper, seeded, chopped
- Salt to taste
*If you’re not feeling the no-carb, you can always add some chips, tostadas, or for a healthier option, baked sweet potato crisps or even lettuce
*If you have access to a Latin American store, add a pinch of aji amarillo
Drain the tuna and place in a bowl. Add the lime and/or lemon juice, and leave it to sit.
Chop the red onion, tomato, chili, cilantro, avocado, and add to the tuna.
Finally, add the olive oil and salt to taste. Add a dash of aji amarillo if you wish.
And dig in, darlings!