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Canned Tuna Mexican Style

Canned Tuna Mexican Style, This is one of those dishes that goes well with a lot of things: you can eat it as a main dish with a rice and salad; as a topping for corn tostadas, chips or crackers; as a filling for empanadas, and even for sandwiches in a crusty french roll.
Course Antojitos
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 3 - 4
Calories 97kcal


  • 1 Tablespoon Mazola corn oil
  • Cup white onion finely chopped.
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 Serrano pepper finely chopped
  • 1 Cup tomato diced
  • 1 small branch thyme or ½ teaspoon dried
  • 2 branches parsley chopped
  • ½ teaspoon dried Mexican oregano
  • 1 can 12oz/310g Tuna, drained
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  • Heat Mazola corn oil in a skillet over medium heat, add the onion and sauté until transparent, this will take a couple of minutes.
  • Now add the minced garlic and continue frying for about two minutes.
  • Add the Serrano pepper to cook for another couple of minutes, stirring with onion and garlic.
  • Stir in minced tomatoes, lower the heat of the stove and place the lid on the pan. Let it cook for about 6-8 minutes. If tomatoes are too dry, add a few tablespoons of water to the pan
  • Add canned tuna and herbs to the sauce, stir. Season with salt and pepper, cook for about 5 minutes, just long enough so that flavors are mixed and tuna is hot.

Serve with rice and a salad, or on corn tortilla chips.


    Calories: 97kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 153mg | Potassium: 476mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 676IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 2mg