Mouth-watering Tuna Ceviche Lettuce Wraps Recipe

Hark! Ye hearty foodies, gather ’round and listen with great delight, for I come to thee with a recipe of grandeur – the Tuna Ceviche Lettuce Wraps!

This recipe is a delight for the senses, from the first bite to the last. It’s light, refreshing, and perfect for summer days when you want something that will cool you down and satisfy your need for something savory.

But what is ceviche, you may ask? Fear not, dear reader, for I shall enlighten thee – ceviche is a dish of South American origin consisting of raw fish marinated in citrus juices such as lime or lemon.

In this recipe, we shall take chunks of chunk light tuna and marinate them in lime juice and light soy sauce to create a delicious dish that can be wrapped in lettuce leaves. The combination of flavors from the spicy tuna with the coolness of lettuce creates a harmony that will transport your taste buds to paradise.

So without further ado, let us embark on this culinary journey together and create the most delectable Tuna Ceviche Lettuce Wraps known to man!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Tuna Ceviche Lettuce Wraps
Tuna Ceviche Lettuce Wraps

Good gentlemen and gentlewomen, let me persuade thee to try this exquisite dish – Tuna Ceviche Lettuce Wraps. It is a dish that will transport you to the sandy beaches of South America and the fresh waters of North America in just one bite!

Do you yearn for a dish that is fresh, light, and flavorful? Do you desire a dish that will excite your taste buds and leave you feeling nourished yet satisfied? Then, look no further!

This Tuna Ceviche Lettuce Wrap recipe has it all. It is made with chunks of tuna fish marinated in lime juice, light soy sauce, and olive oil mixed with chopped cilantro, red onion, chili powder that adds a delightful spiciness to the dish. Not only that, but diced ripe mango and creamy avocado are added to give it a tropical sweetness in every bite.

The combination of seafood with fresh fruits and vegetables creates an explosion of flavor that will leave you wanting more. Plus, not only is it delicious but it’s also healthy! It’s light on carbs and high in protein which makes it perfect for those who are health-conscious or on a low-carb diet.

So come on ye epicureans and savorers! Give this recipe a try and you’ll discover why you’ll fall in love with this Tuna Ceviche Lettuce Wraps recipe.

Ingredient List

 Bright and refreshing Tuna Ceviche Lettuce Wraps
Bright and refreshing Tuna Ceviche Lettuce Wraps

Let’s Get Cooking!

Here are the ingredients you will need to make Tuna Ceviche Lettuce Wraps Recipe:

  • 1 can (5 oz) chunk light tuna or 12 oz of fresh tuna steak, cut into cubes
  • 1/4 cup red onion, diced
  • 1 lime, juice of 1 lime
  • 4 tablespoons (light) soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • 2 ounces of mullet, sea bass or grouper
  • Juice of 1 lime for fish ceviche lettuce
  • For the Wrap Ingredients:
    • Romaine lettuce leaves or any leaf lettuce wraps (oceannaturals cbias)
    • Avocado, sliced
    • Mango, sliced
    • Chopped cilantro

The ingredients list may seem quite long at first glance, but don’t fret because most of them are staples in a well-stocked kitchen. The combination of ingredients like soy sauce, chili powder, and olive oil mix perfectly with this recipe’s star ingredient – the tuna! The addition of diced red onions and lime juice gives it that extra zing. Don’t be afraid to substitute some ingredients as necessary, canned tuna is an excellent alternative if you’re out fresh tuna!

The Recipe How-To

 Flavorful and healthy appetizer everyone will love
Flavorful and healthy appetizer everyone will love

Now that we have all our (3) ingredients, we can start with the exciting part – (4) The Recipe How-To! This recipe is really easy to make and doesn’t require any cooking. Perfect for those hot summer days when you don’t want to turn on your oven. Here’s how to make it:

Step 1: Prepare the Tuna

  • Take 10.5 oz of chunk light tuna in water from a can or pouch and drain well.
  • Cut the tuna into small, even cubes (1/2 inch in size).

Step 2: Make the Ceviche

  • In a medium bowl, combine the tuna cubes with 4 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lime juice and 1 tablespoon of light soy sauce. Mix well.
  • Add 1/4 cup of chopped red onion, a pinch of kosher salt, and mix together with the tuna.
  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 10-15 minutes to allow flavors to meld together.

Step 3: Prepare the Lettuce Wraps

  • While waiting for the ceviche to chill, prepare your lettuce wraps.
  • Take fresh and crisp Romaine lettuce leaves and wash them under cold water.
  • Pat dry each leaf individually using a paper towel.
  • Arrange each lettuce leaf in rows on a platter.

Step 4: Assemble the Tuna Ceviche Lettuce Wraps

  • Remove the bowl from the fridge and add in diced 1/2 cup of ripe mango and 1/2 cup of ripe avocado to the cold tuna mixture. Mix well.
  • Scoop out around 1/4 – 1/3 cup of tuna ceviche into each lettuce wrap.
  • Roll up each wrap by folding in both sides, then rolling up from one end to the other.
  • Serve immediately.

That’s it! You have just created a healthy and delicious appetizer or main dish that will satisfy your taste buds – Tuna Ceviche Lettuce Wraps.

Substitutions and Variations

 Let the colors and flavors of this dish brighten your day
Let the colors and flavors of this dish brighten your day

Dear readers, are you looking to add some creativity to your tuna ceviche lettuce wraps? Look no further as I present to you some exciting substitutions and variations to try out in your recipe!

Firstly, let’s talk about the fish. If you can’t get your hands on tuna, don’t fret! You can try using other types of seafood such as shrimp or even ahi tuna. Alternatively, you can also experiment with different kinds of white fish like sea bass or grouper. Don’t shy away from trying new things as it may surprise you how much you like it.

Now, let’s switch it up with the ingredients. If you’re not a fan of mango or prefer a different fruit in your wraps, then why not try substituting it with pineapple or papaya? These tropical fruits will add a refreshing and tangy flavor that perfectly complements the spicy tuna.

To take it up a notch, consider adding some diced avocado to give the wraps a buttery and creamy texture. If you prefer a vegan option, simply omit the seafood and add extra avocado cubes or tofu for a protein-rich substitute.

If you love the flavor of the classic recipe and want to stick to it but just change the presentation, then try to wrap the tuna ceviche mixture with romaine lettuce leaves instead of iceberg lettuce. This will give your dish an added crunch thanks to the inner rib structure of romaine lettuce.

Finally, if you’re feeling adventurous and want to introduce some more heat in your tuna ceviche lettuce wraps, sprinkle extra chili powder or try making spicy thai tuna lettuce wraps by adding some sriracha sauce alongside soy sauce.

Don’t be afraid to be creative and come up with new variations on this traditional recipe. Your taste buds will thank you for exploring new possibilities.

Serving and Pairing

 Take a bite and transport yourself to a tropical paradise
Take a bite and transport yourself to a tropical paradise

My fellow gastronomes! Behold, a feast for the senses! Presenting the Tuna Ceviche Lettuce Wraps recipe – a delicate balance of flavors and textures that will dazzle your tastebuds.

The light and refreshing nature of this dish make it an ideal appetizer or light meal that you can share with friends and family. Plus, its elegant presentation in lettuce wraps is so beautiful that it could double as a centerpiece on your table.

You may wonder what dish would do justice to such a unique and sophisticated recipe? Fear not, for I have selected two perfect pairings that will perfectly complement the flavors and textures of Tuna Ceviche Lettuce Wraps.

Firstly, I suggest pairing this dish with a crisp white wine, such as a Sauvignon Blanc or a Chardonnay. Their light, fruity notes will enhance the citrusy flavor of the lime juice, while their acidity will balance the spiciness of chili powder and soy sauce.

Alternatively, you could indulge in some tropical cocktail goodness by pairing this dish with a mango margarita or mojito. The sweet juiciness of the mango perfectly complements the tuna fish ceviche’s sweetness and texture, while the herbs’ bitterness complements the leaves’ ginger and rough contrast.

In conclusion, whether you choose to pair these Tuna Ceviche Lettuce Wraps with white wine or tropical cocktails doesn’t matter; they’re all equally fantastic choices to our Brazilian-American creations. With such a delicate mix of flavors that will tantalize your senses, eating healthily has never tasted so divine!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Ready to impress your guests with this stunning dish
Ready to impress your guests with this stunning dish

Art thou preparing for a grand feast and wishing to prepare this exquisite Tuna Ceviche Lettuce Wraps recipe ahead of time? Fear not, for I have some helpful tips! Firstly, though this dish is best served right away, if necessary, thou canst make the tuna ceviche ahead of time by marinating the tuna fish up to 2 hours before serving. In fact, allowing the fish to soak in the lime juice gives it an even better flavor.

If thou wilt be storing the tuna lettuce wraps, it is important to store them carefully. One must store them in airtight containers in thine refrigerator for no more than 24 hours. It is recommended to store the tuna separately from the lettuce wraps and only combine them right before serving. To preserve its freshness, make sure that thy lettuce wraps have not wilted nor lost their crispness.

When reheating, pay close attention so as not to overcook thy delicate fish. Do not reheat it in the microwave as this shall lead to dry and rubbery dish. Instead, gently warm thy fish on a low heat setting in a pan before assembling it with fresh cool lettuce leaves.

With these simple tips preserved carefully at heart, your tuna ceviche lettuce wraps will remain truly scrumptious even when prepared ahead of time or when left-overs are reheated anew.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Close your eyes and let the lively flavors dance in your mouth
Close your eyes and let the lively flavors dance in your mouth

Cooking tuna ceviche lettuce wraps can be a bit intimidating, especially if it’s your first time. But with some helpful tips and pointers, you can easily create a fantastic meal that is sure to impress your family or guests. Here are some tips for ensuring perfect results every time:

1. Choose the Best Tuna

The key to making excellent tuna ceviche lettuce wraps is using the best tuna fish. For this recipe, I recommend using fresh tuna steak instead of canned tuna. You can also use frozen, but make sure it’s been defrosted properly beforehand. If you have access to sushi-grade tuna, that would be even better!

2. Keep Your Ingredients Cold

When prepping your ingredients, make sure they are all as cold as possible. This includes the fish, vegetables, and fruits such as mango and avocado. You can even chill your knives and cutting board in advance to help keep everything at a low temperature.

3. Cut Your Ingredients into Uniform Pieces

For the best texture and flavor, it’s essential to cut your ingredients into uniform pieces. This will ensure that every bite has an equal amount of flavor and texture. I recommend cutting everything into small, bite-size cubes.

4. Marinate the Tuna Wisely

Marinating the fish is an essential part of making ceviche and giving it that tangy flavor we all love, but be careful not to overdo it. If you marinate for too long or use too much citrus juice or soy sauce, you risk turning the texture of the fish into mush instead of a firm yet tender consistency.

5. Use High-Quality Olive Oil

Adding a tablespoon or two of high-quality olive oil to your marinade provides richness and a slight fruity flavor that complements the tanginess of lime juice well.

With these tips in mind, you’ll be on your way to making perfectly delicious tuna ceviche lettuce wraps in no time!


Hark! Tuna Ceviche Lettuce Wraps Recipe can be a mouthwatering feast to savor, but it’s understandable if you have some inquiries about the recipe. Worry not, as I am here to answer any questions that might come up while making this glorious recipe. In this segment, my answers will guide you for any doubts or queries so that you can enjoy this meal with the utmost satisfaction. Peruse on for some clarifications before beginning your savory journey.

What goes well with tuna ceviche?

As a chef who specializes in blending Brazilian and American cuisine, I have compiled a list of ingredients that are essential to serve up a scrumptious meal. Let’s start with the staple of any meal – rice. Whether you prefer the traditional white rice, the nutrient-rich brown rice, or a flavorful cilantro lime rice, your taste buds will not be disappointed. Quinoa, with its nutty taste and fluffy texture, is also a must-have ingredient.

Moving on to protein, beans are the perfect source. They are versatile, economical, and packed with fiber and protein. To add some crunch to your meal, you can serve it with tortilla chips or potato chips. Tostadas, the crunchy tortillas that can hold the ceviche mixture, are essential with any Latin American dish.

No dish is complete without fresh and tangy pico de gallo. I recommend using standard tomato or experimenting with other fruit varieties to add a sweet and fruity twist to your pico de gallo. You can also serve your meal with lettuce leaves as a base for your protein and vegetable toppings.

Finally, let’s not forget about the veggies. For something sweet and filling, sweet potatoes are a great addition to your meal. Corn on the cob is another must-try with its juicy kernels that burst into sweetness with every bite.

In summary, whether you are hosting a gathering or having a family dinner, this ingredient list is sure to satisfy your cravings and leave your guests asking for more!

How many calories are in tuna ceviche?

Looking to diversify your recipe collection with more Latin American cuisine? The Ahi Tuna Ceviche is a must-try! With only 117 calories per serving, this dish packs 16g of protein and 4g of fat.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, these tuna ceviche lettuce wraps are the perfect meal for anyone who enjoys fresh and flavorful cuisine. With a mix of avocado, mango, and tuna fish in light soy sauce and lime juice, this dish is sure to satisfy your taste buds while also providing essential nutrients and health benefits.

Whether you’re looking for a quick and easy lunch or a crowd-pleasing appetizer for a summer barbecue, these tuna ceviche lettuce wraps are the answer to all of your culinary cravings. Don’t hesitate to try out this delicious and nutritious recipe today!

And remember, when it comes to cooking, the possibilities are endless. Experiment with substitutions and variations to make this recipe your own. And don’t forget to pair your tuna ceviche lettuce wraps with some refreshing drinks or sides for the ultimate dining experience.

So go ahead and indulge in the flavors of Brazil and America with this amazing tuna ceviche lettuce wraps recipe. Your taste buds will thank you!

Tuna Ceviche Lettuce Wraps

Tuna Ceviche Lettuce Wraps Recipe

Great for summer days!
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Peruvian
Calories 260.9 kcal


  • 250 g tuna fish, cut in cubes
  • 1 mango, cut in cubes
  • 1 avocado, cut in cubes

For the sauce

  • 4 tablespoons light soy sauce
  • 4 tablespoons lime juice
  • chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar


  • Cut the tuna (raw), avocado and mango in cubes, place in a bowl.
  • Mix all the ingredients for the sauce, and add to the tuna ceviche.
  • Serve in lettuce with the rest of the sauce on the side.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 246gCalories: 260.9kcalCarbohydrates: 15.4gProtein: 19.2gFat: 14.8gSaturated Fat: 2.2gCholesterol: 18.8mgSodium: 1221.7mgFiber: 4.5gSugar: 8.6g
Keyword < 15 Mins, Easy
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Dora is a chef well-versed in Brazilian and American cuisine. After a hard day's work in the kitchen of her restaurant, she finds the time to jot down recipes for her food blog. Her recipes are sure to delight foodies everywhere, as she strives to make each one unique and enjoyable to read.