Viva Tuna Roll

Tuna Roll de GalloWe loved the way the fresh tastes of cilantro and lime brightened the flavor of canned tuna in this Mexican-style sandwich created by Jennifer Lira. To seed tomatoes, cut in half crosswise; squeeze out and discard seeds and juice. If desired, garnish sandwiches with lettuce leaves.


  • 1 can (6 oz.) solid white tuna.
  • 4 ounces Roma tomatoes, rinsed, seeded, cured, and chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/3 cup minced red onion
  • 2 fresh serrano chilies or other small hot chilies, rinsed, stemmed, seeded, and minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 sandwich rolls (3 oz. each), split in half horizontally


  1. Drain tuna well; flake into a bowl with a fork. Stir in tomatoes, cilantro, lime juice, onion, chilies, and salt.
  2. Mound tuna equally on sandwich roll bottoms and set tops in place.

Jennifer Lira, Pleasant Hill, California, Sunset

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