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Tuna Tartare Tower

This easy, healthy appetizer will shock you with how quickly it comes together. Make sure to use the freshest tuna available (I happened upon a great sale at my grocery store, but you may have to pay a few dollars more for the good stuff), and a ripe-but-not-too-soft avocado for the right consistency.


  • 1/2 lb sashimi grade yellow-fin tuna, chopped into small pieces $6
  • 1/2 small red onion, chopped finely $0.50
  • 1 avocado, diced $1.50
  • 1 tbsp olive oil Pantry
  • juice and zest of 1/2 lemon $0.50
  • 1 very small bunch fresh mint, minced $1
  • 1 very small piece ginger, minced $1
  • salt and pepper to taste Pantry
  • 1 cucumber, sliced into 1/4"-thick slices, on the bias $1

Recipe Serves 2


  1. Combine all ingredients except cucumber in a mixing bowl until well-incorporated.
  2. Spoon mixture into a short drinking glass or cylinder mold. Press down gently to pack. Place, open end down, in the center of a plate and gently slide up to remove glass or mold, leaving a tower. Arrange cucumber slices around the tower and use to scoop up the tartare.

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Anne P, on Oct 4, 02:50 PM, wrote:

Hey there! I’m friends with Janice Little and she sent me a link to your food blog because I have one, too! I’m loving the recipes – I’ll definitely be back! :)

Mike, on Oct 14, 04:37 PM, wrote:

This looks and sounds wonderful, But I’m always hesitant to buy tuna and serve it raw. I make an awesome seared tuna every now and then, but raw scares me a bit.

Melinna, on Mar 10, 06:11 AM, wrote:

Hey Gabi….if I’m making this for a dinner party tonight, how far in advance can I prepare it? Or should I just bring the ingredients & prepare when I get there?