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spicy tuna tartare and avocado stacks with wine pairings! spicy tuna, creamy avocado, and spicy lime drizzle makes these stacks so delicious but so easy! a flavor journal food blog

spicy tuna tartare + avocado stacks

sara a.
spicy tuna tartare, creamy mashed avocado, and spicy lime drizzle make an incredibly easy and delicious appetizer.
4.41 from 35 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 4 stacks
Calories 207 kcal


tuna tartare:

  • 4 ounces sushi grade ahi tuna
  • 2 tsp. soy sauce
  • 1/2 small shallot minced
  • 1 1/2 tsp. freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp. sriracha
  • 1 1/2 tsp. sesame oil
  • pinch salt I use Diamond Kosher
  • pinch ground ginger (small pinch)

for mashed avocado:

  • 1 avocado peeled, core removed
  • 1 lime wedge
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • pinch salt to taste

spicy lime drizzle:

  • 3 Tbsp. mayonnaise best quality
  • 1 tsp. sriracha
  • 1 lime wedge
  • pinch salt to taste, if necessary


  • white sesame seeds


  • Cut the tuna into a fine dice, about 1/4"-1/2" cubes. Place tuna cube into a large bowl, and combine with shallots and soy sauce. Stir to mix.
  • Mix in the lime juice, sriracha, sesame oil, and ground ginger. Add a pinch of salt to taste, and add additional salt to fit your taste preferences if necessary. Set bowl aside.
  • In a medium bowl, add the peeled avocado, lime juice, and garlic powder. Mash with a fork until relatively smooth and spreadable. Add a pinch of salt, stir to combine, and taste. Add more of anything if you prefer.
  • In a smaller bowl, whisk the mayonnaise, sriracha, and the juice from a lime wedge together. Taste, and add a pinch of salt, or more of the other ingredients if you prefer.
  • Place a large biscuit cutter directly onto a plate. Spoon the tuna mixture into the biscuit cutter to fill it halfway, then top with mashed avocado until the biscuit cutter is full. Gently remove the biscuit cutter, lifting directly upwards. Lightly set the biscuit cutter on top of this tuna avocado stack, and repeat to make a four layer stack of tuna / avocado / tuna / avocado. Repeat on other plates to create additional four layered stacks.
  • Spoon the spicy lime drizzle into a small, plastic zip-top bag. Snip a small corner off of one end, and gently push the sauce towards the corner. Squeeze the sauce through the corner, zigzagging over the top of the tuna and avocado stacks, to create a clean line pattern for the garnish. Sprinkle sesame seeds over the tops of each stack.
  • Serve with crispy wontons, or eat by the spoonful!


Calories: 207kcal
Keyword spicy tuna tartare
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