Easy Canned Tuna Tostadas (No Mayo!)

These tuna tostadas are full of fresh and delicious flavors! This easy recipe uses avocado and cilantro (no mayo!) and wild-caught canned tuna. Simple to make, and ready within just 20 minutes, tuna tostada is the perfect lunch or dinner. 

  • Author: Salima Benkhalti
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 3-4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner, Entree, Tostadas
  • Method: Fried
  • Cuisine: American, Fusion, Mexican Inspired
  • Diet: Gluten Free


  • 3 limes, juiced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil 
  • 1 tbsp hot sauce (I like Cholula) 
  • 3 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp pepper
  • 3 (15oz) cans of tuna, drained
  • 2 avocados, cut into chunks
  • ½ cup cilantro, minced
  • ½ red onion, minced
  • 2 crunchy dill pickles, minced
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 8-10 corn tortillas



  1. In a large bowl, combine lime juice, olive oil, hot sauce, salt and pepper and mix well. Toss in tuna, avocados, cilantro, onion and pickles and fold into the sauce. Cover and refrigerate while you prepare the tostadas.
  2. In a heavy bottomed frying pan, heat the vegetable oil over medium high heat. When the oil is hot, add in 3-4 tortillas (or however many fit in your pan with some space to breathe). Fry on each side for 2-3 minutes or until crisp and golden brown. 
  3. When tortillas are done, move them onto paper towels and sprinkle with salt. Top with the tuna salad, additional cilantro and a squeeze of lime juice.

Keywords: Tuna Tostadas