WW Recipe of the Day: 2-Ingredient Canned Tuna Ceviche
Summertime spells easy and light lunches with lots of crunch and texture.
Here's a take on the classic ceviche done with cooked tuna instead of raw fish. I used a pouch of tuna that opens up into a firm slab in the bowl. It's slightly firmer than regular canned tuna but when you flake it apart the flavor and texture are the same. When mixed with your favorite pico de gallo (fresh salsa) you've got a light and tasty flavorful lunch in minutes that's super low in WW SmartPoints.
Trader Joe's makes both mild and hot pico de gallo, as well as one with mango. If you're a spice lover then the hot version is for you and you may even need the suggested drops of hot sauce. If Trader Joe's isn't an option, most grocery stores now sell fresh salsa or pico de gallo in the deli case.
If you are fortunate enough to have an abundance of garden tomatoes you could make it yourself. Here are two recipes from which to choose: WW Fresh Tomato Pico de Gallo or Easy California Fresh Blender Salsa.
Just mix up the two ingredients and your ceviche is done and ready to eat!
How Many Calories and WW Points in this Simple Ceviche?
According to my calculations, each serving has 119 calories and:
1 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
0 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
0 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
3 *PointsPlus (Old plan)
How to Make 2-Ingredient Tuna Ceviche
Step 1: Gather and prepare all ingredients.
Step 2: Mix all the ingredients together in a small bowl , adding hot pepper sauce if you like it more spicy.
Step 3: Place tuna on a plate and serve with baked chips, lettuce, tomato slices, jicama, or your favorite veggies.
The ceviche can be made ahead just like a regular tuna salad and stored in a covered container for a few days in the refrigerator.
Note that the recipe can be doubled or tripled for more people.
What to Serve with Easy 2-Ingredient Ceviche?
Once you've mixed up the tuna, the garnishes are up to you. I adore a few slices of summer avocado and chips to scoop up the ceviche.
Since there are very few calories or fat in the fish, you can splurge a little with the toppings and chips.
Now that I've discovered this easy way to make a great lunch I plan on experimenting with other fish like canned salmon.
If you want to keep the south of the border theme, then a lite cold lager would be the thing to drink with the ceviche. Iced tea works just as well, as does flavored or plain sparkling water for summer. I love this skinny water that packs so much flavor for 0 SmartPoints.
With the chips and assorted possible crunchy veggies, this is really a one-dish meal and all you need are forks and napkins.
Ways to Use Leftover Ceviche
Any leftover vegetables can be tossed in another salad as can any tuna that's left. Alternatively, make an open-faced sandwich with the tuna and top it with the leftover avocado.
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2-Ingredient Canned Tuna Ceviche
- 1 pouch (3 ounces) tuna packed in water
- 2 tablespoons prepared pico de gallo (I used Trader Joe's Hot)
- Drops of hot sauce, or sriracha (optional)
- Baked chips, lettuce, sliced tomatoes, jicama, or your favorite veggies
- Mix all the ingredients together in a small bowl . If desired, add a drop or two of hot pepper sauce, or sriracha, to spice it up even further.
- Serve on a plate with baked chips, lettuce, tomato slices, jicama, or your favorite veggies.
*Points® calculated by WW. *PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan's ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.
More Easy Healthy Tuna Recipes for Weight Watchers
- Easy Summer Tuna & White Bean Salad
- Healthy Crunchy Tuna Salad for Two
- Tuna Salad Nicoise for Two
- Open Face English Muffin Tuna Melt
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