Total Time
Prep 2 mins
Cook 8 mins

I learned this one from my Middle-Eastern friends who used to make it for a quick late-night snack. It is very simple and good and I make it all the time now for quick snacks!! I love eating it with pita bread for lunch/late-night, or with rice for dinner.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Over med-high heat, heat oil, add onions and fry a couple minutes.
  2. Add tomatoes and fry for about 1-2 minutes.
  3. Lower heat to medium, add garlic and jalapeño peppers and stir fry for a 1+1/2 to 2 minutes.
  4. Add tuna and stir to break up the chunks and add salt and pepper to taste and let fry for a couple more minutes.
  5. Squeeze a lemon wedge or two (optional) over the tuna and stir.
  6. Enjoy it with some Tabasco (or any other hot sauce) sprinkled over it if you wish as well!
Most Helpful

What a wonderful suprise with great flavors. This was a tasty, light meal. I topped an Indian pita with the mixture, and ate it like a pizza. Delish! Thanks.

~Bekah~ February 27, 2007

This is OK but I don't think I like tuna heated so much to just eat with rice crackers as we did to be gluten free. I used Clover Leaf tuna in water, cayenne pepper powder, to taste instead of the jalapeno pepper, as that is what I had on hand, unrefined extra virgin olive oil, sea salt, freshly ground black pepper, and I did add the optional freshly squeezed lemon juice and red Tabasco sauce per our taste.

UmmBinat March 24, 2011