Tuna Tartare with Avocado Cream

Tuna Tartare

I apologize for not updating this site more regularly. I’ll be getting married this weekend, so I’ve been pre-occupied with all the preparations that involves. When I get back from my honeymoon mid-September, I’ll be able to add new recipes on a more regular basis.

There is a wonderful restaurant in our town called the Gibbet Hill Grill. My fiancé and I went there last Friday for cocktails and appetizers. One of the appetizers was a delicious Tuna Tartare. It was a simple yet elegant dish. I knew at once that I would try making this at home. By my fiancé’s reaction, I must say it turned out quite well.

Tuna Tartare with Avocado Cream

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 4 appetizers

Tuna Tartare with Avocado Cream

Always use caution when preparing raw foods. Buy your sushi-grade tuna from a reputable fishmonger.


    For the Tuna
  • 1/2 pound sushi grade tuna (see Notes)
  • 2 scallions sliced thin on the diagonal
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • Freshly ground sea salt and black pepper to taste
  • For the Avocado Cream
  • 1 small avocado
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Working quickly, cut the tuna into 1/2-inch pieces and place in small bowl. Add scallions, sesame oil, sea salt and black pepper. Stir gently to combine. Cover and place in fridge.
  2. Peel avocado and remove seed. Cut into small pieces and place in food processer. Add sour cream, salt and pepper. Purée until smooth.
  3. Spoon tuna onto a small plate, along with some of the avocado mixture. Serve immediately, with crackers if desired.

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