Ensalada De Atun

This Best-Ever Ensalada De Atun is the PERFECT combo of tuna, creamy mayonnaise, lemon juice, crunchy celery, and vegetables. It gets a little kick from jalapeño juice!

Two tostadas on white plates

This easy recipe is perfect for a last-minute lunch when you want something delicious and fresh! Serve this salad with a side of crunchy Elote Asado and a refreshing Limonada!

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My husband said: This is not your typical Tuna Salad! He expected to see something like the classic American Salad that consists of tuna & mayo mostly. This version is way better!

As you know, we Mexicans, take food to a whole different level! Adding the vegetables, lettuce and jalapeños makes this Ensalada De Atun super flavorful and delicious.

Ensalada De Atun in a small white bowl with saltine crackers on the side

Ingredients

  • Canned White Tuna in water (or your favorite canned tuna). My favorite is white albacore tuna and make sure that is packed in water (vs in oil) to save calories. ☺️ 
  • Dressing – The dressing is nothing more than mayonnaise and a little bit of jalapeño juice. Some people like to add a little lime juice but know that this will make it more juicy and it will make a mess when served on tostadas.
  • Add-ins: Add celery for crunchiness and canned mixed vegetables for texture.
  • Toppings: There is nothing better than avocado right?
Small bowls with Celery, mixed vegetables, Tuna can, lettuce, Mayonnaise and chopped jalapeños.

Instructions

Prepare this Ensalada De Atun in 15 minutes with only a few simple ingredients.

  1. Drain the tuna and place in a medium size bowl.
  2. Mix: Add the mayonnaise, mixed vegetables, celery, jalapeños and a squeeze of lime juice – (lime juice is optional). mix well.
  3. Fold in the lettuce – Do this after the second step so the lettuce won’t wilt when mixing the other ingredients.
  4. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Serve on a tostada or with saltines/tortilla chips on the side.
  6. Top with avocado and hot sauce

This Mexican Tuna Salad is wonderful on tostadas or saltines! Try it both ways and let me know which is your favorite ?

Tuna salad in a large clear bowl with saltine crackers on the side

Got Leftovers?

This Tuna Salad will refrigerate well in an airtight container and it will last about a three days. The lettuce may become soft but celery should still remain crunchy.

A tostada with Ensalada De Atun & avocado slices on the side.

If you make this recipe, I would love to hear about it! Leave me a comment below to let me know how you liked it? By adding a comment and star rating you’re helping Muy Delish get even better! ? Gracias!!!!

Two tostadas on white plates

Ensalada de Atun

Servings 2 people
Ana Frias
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
This Best-Ever Ensalada De Atun is the PERFECT combo of tuna, creamy mayonnaise, lemon juice, crunchy celery, and vegetables. It gets a little kick from jalapeño juice!
2 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1 12 oz can Can white Tuna in water Or your favorite canned tuna
  • 1/4 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup Mixed vegetables from a can
  • 1/4 cup Celery chopped in small chunks
  • 1/4 cup Pickled jalapeños (+ about 2 tablespoons of their juice) chopped in small pieces
  • 1 cup Lettuce Use firm lettuce like Romaine or Iceberg
  • A few drops of lime juice Optional
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Top with avocado
  • Service with saltines, on tostadas or tortilla chips.

Instructions
 

  • Drain the tuna and place in a medium size bowl.
  • Add the mayonnaise, mixed vegetables, celery, jalapeños (and about 2 tablespoons of the jalapeño juice) and a squeeze of lime juice if using any. Mix well.
  • Fold in the lettuce and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve on a tostada or with saltines/tortilla chips on the side.
  • Top with avocado and hot sauce

*Ana’s Notes:

The calorie count do not include toppings, tostadas or saltines. 

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NUTRITION

Serving: 2cups | Sodium: 843mg | Sugar: 7g | Fiber: 2g | Potassium: 381mg | Cholesterol: 72mg | Calories: 361kcal | Polyunsaturated Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Fat: 21g | Protein: 31g | Carbohydrates: 9g

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A white bowl with tuna salad and avocado on the side

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  1. Tuna salad?!?!? Not even close to what I’m used to. This blows away the traditional tuna salad (pretty much tuna and mayo) that I’m familiar with. Oh and BTW I won’t eat that traditional tuna salad but I will happily eat this recipe.