tuna tartare recipe (spicy!)

Spicy tuna tartare is diced up with avocado, cucumber and jalapeños and doused in a spicy sriracha sauce. Spoon it onto crackers and dig in!

  • Author: Indi Hampton
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: about 2 1/2 cups
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Tartare
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free


  • 8 oz fresh ahi tuna
  • 1/2 hothouse cucumber, peeled and cut into 1/4” dice
  • 1 jalapeño, minced (seeded if desired)
  • 2 tbsp minced cilantro
  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds
  • 3 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp Sriracha
  • 3 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp fresh squeezed lime juice
  • kosher salt
  • 1 avocado, cut into 1/4” dice
  • Crackers, for serving


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, sriracha, sesame oil, lime juice and 1/8 tsp kosher salt. Taste and adjust seasoning. Pour on top of the tuna mixture and toss to combine. Gently mix in avocado. Serve with crackers.


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