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Tuna Ceviche
Tuna Ceviche

Portions: 3 Serving size: 1/4 cup plus 6 crackers

Ingredients

one 5-ounce can low-sodium tuna, packed in water
1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped
1/4 cup purple or yellow onion, chopped
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon Mrs. Dash® herb seasoning blend
3 tablespoons lemon juice from fresh lemons
18 saltine crackers, unsalted tops

Preparation

Drain tuna and pour into a small mixing bowl. Flake with a fork.
Mix the cilantro, onion, black pepper and Mrs. Dash seasoning blend with the tuna.
Pour fresh lemon juice over the tuna mixture and mix ingredients well.
Cover and place in refrigerator to marinate for at least 2 hours.
Serve 1/4 cup ceviche with 6 saltine crackers, unsalted tops.

Helpful hints

  • If low-sodium, canned tuna is unavailable, look for the brand of tuna lowest in sodium and rinse under running water for 1 to 2 minutes to further reduce sodium content.
  • Traditional ceviche is made from raw fish or seafood marinated in lemon or lime juice. Acid from the lemon “cooks” the fish. This is a safer version of ceviche for kidney patients.
  • Substitute parsley for cilantro if desired.
  • Water crackers and low sodium triskets are great replacements for the unsalted saltines.

Nutrients per serving

  • Calories 134
  • Protein 14 g
  • Carbohydrates 15 g
  • Fat 2 g
  • Cholesterol 15 mg
  • Sodium 155 mg
  • Potassium 180 mg
  • Phosphorus 100 mg
  • Calcium 31 mg
  • Fiber 0.8 g