Tuna Tartare Recipe

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Derrick Modified: November 8, 2021
Tuna Tartare Recipe


How To Make Tuna Tartare

Amp up your appetizer game with this flavorful tuna tartare recipe. It combines diced tuna with lime, wasabi powder, and avocado.

Prep: 30 mins
Refrigerate: 1 hr
Cook: 5 mins
Total: 1 hr 35 mins


  • lbs tuna steak, very fresh
  • cups olive oil
  • 5 limes, zest grated
  • 1 cup lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • tsp wasabi powder
  • tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp hot red pepper sauce
  • tbsp kosher salt
  • tbsp freshly ground black pepper
  • cups scallions, (12 scallions) minced, white, and green parts
  • tbsp fresh jalapeno pepper, minced, seeds removed
  • 5 ripe hass avocados
  • tbsp sesame seeds, toasted, optional


  1. Cut the tuna into ¼-inch dice and place it in a very large bowl. In a separate bowl, combine the olive oil, lime zest, lime juice, wasabi, soy sauce, hot red pepper sauce, salt, and pepper.

  2. Pour over the tuna, add the scallions and jalapeno, and mix well. Cut the avocados in half, remove the seed, and peel. Cut the avocados into ¼-inch dice.

  3. Carefully mix the avocado into the tuna mixture. Add the toasted sesame seeds, if using, and season to taste. Allow the mixture to sit in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour for the flavors to blend. Serve on crackers.


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