Avocado Tuna Tartare Served with Potato Chips

Avacado Tuna Tartare served with Potato Chips

This dish is a fun and tasty way to eat tuna that is not sashimi and not poke or sushi. This avocado tuna tartare is eaten with potato chips which gives it great umami! This is a great dish to serve as an appetizer or to take to a dinner party! (When dinner parties are allowed again…)

Hope this uniquely enjoyable dish becomes a favorite for you too!

List of Ingredients

(3-4 servings)

  • ¼ C Honey
  • ¼ C Rice vinegar, unseasoned — Mizkan is my preferred brand.

  • 1-2 Tbs Avocado oil or equivalent (omit if preferred)
  • 1 Tbs Soy sauce or tamari sauce

  • 1 Tsp Sesame oil — use a good quality sesame oil, Kadoya

  • 1 Tbs Peanut butter, creamy
  • ~½ Tsp Kosher salt — Diamond Crystal is worth the effort to purchase

  • Black pepper — sprinkle to taste in the dressing
  • ~1 Inch finely grated fresh ginger or to taste
  • ~1-2 Garlic cloves, pressed
  • ~1-2 Stems green onion, chopped
  • 3-4 oz High grade tuna, finely chopped
  • ½ to 1 Avocado depending on size, mashed
  • 1 Bag crinkle cut potato chips for serving

List of Tools

  • Measuring cup — for mixing the dressing
  • Whisk or utensil —to mix dressing
  • Measuring spoons (measuring glass is helpful but optional)

  • Spatula (optional) — helpful to get every last drop out of the measuring cup
  • Fork — for mashing the avocado
  • Fine microplane or grater — grating ginger into the dressing

  • Small mixing bowl — used for putting together the tartare
  • Garlic press — this is my favorite way of using garlic versus finely chopping
  • Cutting board and knife
  • Paring knife — for preparing the avocado
  • Paring knife or spoon for peeling ginger — many people have luck using the edge of a spoon to peel ginger, I just have not had any luck. I use the paring knife which is not ideal but does the job. A paring knife tends to peel away more of the ginger root than a spoon would.


Prepare the dressing

Mix honey, rice vinegar, oil, soy sauce, sesame oil, peanut butter, salt, pepper, grated ginger and pressed garlic in a bowl and whisk together. Adjust according to taste.¹

Prepare the ingredients

Finely chop the tuna into a paste like texture and set aside. Clean and chop 1-2 stems of the green onion and also set aside. Peel and use ½ or 1 avocado depending on size and place in a small mixing bowl. Mash the avocado with a fork. Add in the tuna and green onion and mix. Now add about 3-4 Tbs of dressing. Taste a bit and add more dressing if necessary. 🙂

Plate the tuna tartare and the potato chips!

That’s it! Enjoy!

¹ Enjoy the extra dressing over salad or make more tartare! It keeps well in the refrigerator!

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Author: mpao

Hi there! My name is Marsha Kumi Pao, and I’m a home cook from the Pacific Northwest. Through my videos and blog, I hope to bring you easy, accessible, and tasty recipes that embody my upbringing as a Japanese-American. These recipes are ones that I’ve grown up on and adopted—merging the tastes of my family’s intergenerational and intercultural cuisine

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