Having lived in South America, I know this type of Peruvian Tuna Ceviche is very popular. It reminds me of dinner as a young girl. Fresh and healthy.
This makes a wonderful light lunch. I'm not crazy about the lettuce, but the nice thing about this recipe is that you can add and remove ingredients as you please. I experimented with it a lot.
Ok, definitely not a ceviche but definitely IS a yummy tuna salad. I didn't have any tomatoes, so I tossed in some seeded, diced cucumbers just to help keep the tuna and veggies balanced. Very good. I'll be making this one again soon!
I wouldn't know a plate of authentic Ceviche if I tripped over it, but this dish was certainly a tasty one. I left out the cilantro because I dislike it, and the dish was good, but a bit faint in flavor. Next time I will substitute oregano and it will surely be better. The only issue I had was that even with only 1 lime squeezed over a double batch it was drippy. We used it in wraps and on crackers and it dripped fishy lime juice down our arms. I don't know what would improve that or if we ought to have been eating it with spoons instead of on wraps. I used a mix of red and yellow tomatoes and it made a really beautiful dish. Note -- be careful of the onion. Not all red onions are mild and sweet. I had to cut back a bit to keep the flavors in balance.
This is a tasty little tuna salad, but it's not much like ceviche. Even with solid canned tuna, by the time you get it out of the can and mixed with the other ingredients, it's pretty much flaked apart. So you don't have the texture of ceviche, where each component can be tasted discretely. Drizzling oil over it all just adds to the uniformity. I'd suggest just calling this recipe tuna salad, and using it that way. Or, serve the components separately, and let folks combine them on their plate.
Made this today for ZWT4. We enjoyed it as a light dinner which was just right. I did not have a fresh tomato or a jalapena so I substitute a canned of diced tomatoes with chiles that was drained!! It worked for us.