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Ahi Tuna Tartare
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Ahi Tuna Tartare (Tártare de Atún y Chile Guajillo)

Ahi Tuna Tartare (Tártare de Atún y Chile Guajillo), a quick delicious appetizer that's wonderfully refreshing!  Serve with homemade tortilla chips or store bought. 
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 6
Calories: 117kcal
Author: Mexican Appetizers and More


  • 1 Pound sushi grade (sashimi quality) tuna steaks or fillets cut into small quarter inch pieces
  • 4 dry guajillo peppers roasted and then softened in water
  • 6 garlic cloves roasted
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice about eight limes
  • 1/2 of a red onion chopped
  • 1/3 cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • salt to taste
  • 1 package corn tortilla wraps cut into triangle shapes or use store bought tortilla chips
  • oil for frying


Roasting Guajillo Peppers

  • In a skillet over medium heat add guajillo peppers and roast for a few seconds  on each side pressing down with a spatula.
    Over medium heat, add peppers to a pot with water.  Cook until peppers have softened. About 10-15 minutes.
  • Roast garlic (in peel) in the skillet for about 10 minutes or until garlic feels soft.
    Peel garlic.
  • Add peppers, garlic and lime juice to a blender.  Add a little water to blend peppers into a puree.
    Strain mixture through a mesh strainer into a bowl, pressing down with a spoon to release sauce into bowl.
    Add about half a teaspoon of salt to sauce.

Seasoning Tuna

  • Chop red onion and cilantro. Slice tuna steaks and cut into quarter inch pieces. Place tuna pieces in a bowl and add sauce, onion and cilantro. Add salt to taste. Mix until well blended. Refrigerate.

Making Homemade Tortilla Chips (Or Use Store Bought Chips)

  • In the meantime, cut corn tortilla into triangle pieces. Add about 1/2 inch of oil to a skillet and heat over medium heat. 
    Add a few triangle pieces at a time and cook until golden brown on both sides. Drain on paper towels. 
    Continue until all pieces are fried. 
    Add about a tablespoon of the tuna tartare to tortilla pieces.  Enjoy!
  • Note: you can also broil tortilla chips for a healthier alternative.


You can also broil tortilla chips for a healthier alternative.


Serving: 6g | Calories: 117kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 30mg | Potassium: 215mg | Vitamin A: 1710IU | Vitamin C: 1.8mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 0.8mg