Love and Spices:
Tropical Tuna Ceviche

A classic South American dish served with a passion fruit twist

Recipe by Monique Singer
Introduction by Alexandre L’Hour

Previously published December 14, 2019

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Tropical Tuna Ceviche

Preparation time: 35 min | Refrigeration time: 12 hours | Yields: 6 servings


  • 2 lbs / 900 g fresh tuna, cut into small cubes
  • 12 limes / 240 ml, juiced
  • 1/2 cup / 118 ml, passion fruit juice

Cut the fish into very small cubes and place in a glass bowl.
Pour the juice of 12 limes and the passion fruit juice over the fish.
Make sure to fully cover the fish.
Cover the bowl with plastic wrap.
Refrigerate for 4 to 6 hours or overnight.
Remove from the refrigerator and drain.

Then add


  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 firm mango
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 shallot
  • 1 bunch of cilantro finely chopped
  • 1 Boston lettuce leaves


  • 2 limes, juice freshly squeezed
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp lime zest
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tsp sriracha chilli sauce

In a mixing bowl whisk all the dressing ingredients and set aside.
Cut red pepper, avocado, and mango into small cubes, set aside.
Combine the ready tuna ceviche and all the ingredients ready cut into small cubes with the chopped cilantro.
Pour over the dressing and mix to combine.
Serve ceviche on a bed of lettuce leaves.

This recipe can be made with lime juice if passion fruit is not available.

Images: Anne Fillion

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Monique Singer - WestmountMag.caMonique Singer is a cultural creator now based in Montreal, usually found travelling the world, experiencing other cultures and sharing what she finds most interesting. At the top of her food passion is her attraction for spices, their benefits and the distinctive flavour they bring to all dishes. LinkedIn

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