Classic Tuna Tartare

Very few people make tartare -tuna or otherwise- at home, intimidated by the idea of it.

What exactly is intimidating, I’m not entirely sure, as tuna tartare is one of the easiest recipes ever to make at home!

Classic Tuna Tartare • Recipe • Cake + Whisky

It’s actually one of those super high effort-to-reward recipes. It looks fancy (perfect as a snack for any dinner party or date night) and yet, it’s absolutely foolproof.

Classic Tuna Tartare • Recipe • Cake + Whisky

It requires almost no cooking skills or equipment.

The real key to an amazing tuna tartare: use super fresh fish!

So skip the supermarket, ask your fishmonger for ‘sushi grade’ tuna for optimum results and you’re all set. Then it’s all down to a bit of manual labour.

Classic Tuna Tartare • Recipe • Cake + Whisky

But it needn’t be a chore – think of it as a new, improved version of your usual Nexflix-and-chill. One where you get dinner at the end of it!

Addictive shows + delicious, super easy tuna tartare? You’ll be hooked in no time!

Classic Tuna Tartare • Recipe • Cake + Whisky

Classic Tuna Tartare

Yield: 2-4


  • 150g very fresh, sushi grade tuna steak
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce (I like Kikkoman's)
  • 2 tbsp roasted sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 avocado
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • small coriander bunch
  • sea salt flakes


  1. Using a very sharp knife, dice the tuna into 1/4 inch cubes.
  2. Place the diced tuna into a bowl. Add in the soy sauce, sesame oil & sesame seeds. Mix to combine. Taste and adjust the seasoning accordingly.
  3. Blitz together the avocado flesh, lime juice, leaves from a small coriander bunch and a good pinch of sea salt.
  4. Place the avocado puree & tuna tartare together onto a dish and serve immediately, either Spanish style (with forks) or Mexican style (with tortilla chips).

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  1. 07-07-2017 / 6:12 PM

    It looks SO good! It’s definitely one of those recipes which I would think is too hard. Definitely need to try it myself!

    • 11-07-2017 / 10:31 AM

      I promise it’s one of the easiest things EVER and so so gooooooood!
      xx Sandra