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Mexican Tuna Salad

My friend Chanie recently posted a picture on Facebook and stated that she “cracked” the recipe of her favorite Mexican tuna salad from a local deli.  I immediately needed to know what was in it.  I had never seen tuna salad quite like it.  Once I knew what was in it – I knew that not only would I love it, but so would my son! I will never eat boring old tuna salad again! Yes there are jalapeno peppers in this tuna, but I promise you that it is not too spicy!


  • 9 oz tuna drained
  • 1/2 red onion finely chopped
  • 3 small jalapeno peppers seeded and deveined and finely chopped
  • 2 firm plum tomatoes seeded and finely chopped
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise (more or less to suit your taste)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin (I added this..it just seemed right)
  • Lime

How to:

  • Mix tuna, onion, jalapeno, tomatoes, and cilantro together
  • Add mayonnaise to your liking and mix
  • Add salt, pepper and cumin and mix
  • squeeze the juice 1/2 lime and mix.
  • Serve on your favorite bread or with a salad.

Mexican Tuna Salad