Ever wanted to make tuna tartare at home? This tuna tartare in sesame ginger sauce is easy to make and will impress your guests! 

Tuna Tartare in sesame ginger sauce

What is tuna tartare?

To get started, tuna tartare is a simple dish consisting of raw tuna that is cut up into small cubes with whatever flavors one prefers added in. Traditionally tartare is prepared with beef, however, using fish has become extremely popular and makes this dish appealing to a larger group of people.

There is so much popularity out there now with sushi, poke bowls and tartare, especially considering the vast amount of flavors that can be integrated. But like anything trendy, they can be expensive to eat at restaurants! Luckily, tuna tartare is actually so easy to make at home, requires no cooking, and is healthy and delicious!

How to make tuna tartare:

When buying tuna to make tartare, make sure to buy it from a reputable shop and always make sure to ask someone if it is sushi grade tuna. That is what you’re looking for! The fish should have a nice deep red color and there should be no fishy smell. Ensure the tuna remains chilled and on ice until right before it is prepared and served.

I recommend to always use some acid in any raw fish recipes (tartare, carpaccio, ceviche, ect). The acid creates a reaction (denaturing the protein), which essentially breaks down and rearranges the proteins in the fish the way they would be if it had been cooked. Amazing right?! This not only takes us back to our high school chemistry days, but it also makes the fish safe to eat raw, which is pretty important.

Another important thing to remember when making this tuna tartare in sesame ginger sauce is to use a sharp knife! This will make the process SO much easier when preparing the tartare and will keep the fish tender!

This tuna tartare in sesame ginger sauce is:

  • High in protein
  • Low-carb
  • Gluten-free
  • requires zero cooking

You can also switch up the type of sauce or the ingredients used in this tartare, but sesame ginger is my absolute favourite!

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Tuna Tartare in sesame ginger sauce

  • Author: Jessica Hoffman
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Main
  • Method: Chop
  • Cuisine: Japanese


A simple and healthy tuna tartare recipe that will be sure to impress anyone!




  • 300 grams of sushi grade Tuna, cut into small cubes
  • 4 green onions, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 avocado, chopped into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup diced cucumber
  • A handful of cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tbsb lime juice
  • pinch of salt & pepper



  1. Add all the sauce ingredients to a bowl and mix together. Set aside.
  2. Add the cut up tuna, green onions and sesame seeds directly to the bowl of sauce and mix until combined.
  3. in a separate bowl, mix together the finely chopped avocado, cucumber, cilantro, lime juice, salt, and pepper.
  4. Plate your tartare by using a mould (like this), or a circular ramekin (like this)


Serve these up with your favourite rice crackers on the side!

If using a ramekin, build your tartare inside, and then carefully flip over onto a plate.

Garnish your tartare with sriracha, cilantro, and sesame seeds


  • Serving Size: 1/2 recipe
  • Calories: 430
  • Sugar: 9g
  • Fat: 18g
  • Saturated Fat: 4g
  • Carbohydrates: 26g
  • Fiber: 8g
  • Protein: 30g

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