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Atun a la Mexicana served with saltine crackers on a white plate and topped with sliced avocado.
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5 from 9 votes

Atún a la Mexicana

Atún a la Mexicana is a tasty and SPICY dish. It's so EASY and ready in 20 minutes with just enough heat to make you want more.
Prep Time7 mins
Cook Time13 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Lunch or Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 113kcal


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 onion diced
  • 1 jalapeno finely diced
  • 1 tomato diced
  • 2 cans tuna drained
  • 1 tspn salt


  • Heat olive oil in a skillet.
  • Saute the onion and jalapeno.
  • Cook for 1 minute. Stirring constantly.
  • Add the tomato.
  • Stir to combine
  • Cook for 3 minutes.
  • Add the drained cans of tuna.
  • Season with salt.
  • Stir to combine.
  • Cook for 5 minutes.


Swap Options:
  • Use 1 8-ounce can of tomato sauce instead of fresh tomato.
  • Use pickled jalapeno instead of fresh jalapeno.
  • 1 teaspoon of onion powder instead of fresh onion.
You can also add a pinch of oregano and a squeeze of lime juice for some added flavor.


Calories: 113kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 309mg | Potassium: 235mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 342IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg