Originally posted June 04, 2021

Spicy Tuna Salad

Spicy Tuna Salad by MexFoodJournal

This spicy tuna salad, called ensalada de atun in Spanish, is a tasty blend of tuna, avocado, vegetables, and serrano chile served on tostadas.

The avo and veggies are the stars; The serrano chiles and lime juice give it some kick; The tuna gives it flavor. You only need 15 minutes to prepare it and you probably have all of the ingredients on hand.


  • 2 cans water packed tuna
  • 1 small red onion diced
  • 2 Plum tomatoes diced
  • 2 avocados cut into ¼" pieces
  • 2 cups of lettuce cut into ¼" strips Any type of loose leaf lettuce works great. Iceberg lettuce works also.
  • 2 serrano chiles minced
  • 2 tsp. minced cilantro
  • 2 tsp. mayonaise
  • juice from 2 Mexican limes Key limes
  • 12 tostadas
  • Salt to taste
4 servings


Drain the tuna well.

Add all of the ingredients to a large mixing bowl except the avocado. Gently mix until the ingredients are dispersed evenly.

Salt to taste.

Add the avocado to the salad and mix very gently until the avocado is dispersed evenly.

Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes to lightly chill the salad.

Serve the tuna salad on tostadas.

15 minutes



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