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Italian Tuna Tartare

Welcome to Superfood Mondays with Chilli No. 5. Bringing healthy & tasty recipes for you to become your own master chef at home.
Today we celebrate Tuna, with a delicious Italian style tuna tartare. This recipe is a great alternative to your average Tartare with the additions of red pepper, basil, olives, cucumber, and toasted chopped peanuts for added texture. Tuna is a super healthy alternative low fat protein, thanks to its omega-3 fatty acids, making this a brilliant dish for anyone wishing to lead a healthy lifestyle. Additionally, tomatoes are a powerhouse of lycopene, a heart healthy antioxidant. This recipe is the Mediterranean on a plate and works perfectly with Chilli No 5’s Siracha Cha Cha Cha hot sauce. Why not add the cha cha to a virgin Bloody Mary to kick start your day.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Salad, Snack
Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean
Keyword: Chilli No. 5 Superfood Mondays, italian tartare, Italian Tuna Tartare, italian tuna tartare recipe, mediterranean tartare, tartare recipe, tuna tartare
Servings: 4
Calories: 250kcal
Cost: 25


  • Cooking Ring
  • Cooking Knife


  • 200 g Red Tuna diced 
  • 30 g Shallot diced
  • 30 g Cucumber peeled diced
  • 10 g Peanut Toasted 5g 5g garnish
  • 20 g Baby Plum Tomatoes diced
  • 30 g Red Pepper diced
  • 30 g Black Olives chopped
  • 30 ml Lemon Juice
  • 5 g Basil Chiffonade
  • EVO Olive Oil
  • 1 bottle Chilli No . 5 Sriracha Cha-Cha-Cha


  • Dice Tuna into 1cm cubes, mix with 30mls of lemon juice and half of the toasted
  • Set aside for 10 minutes
  • Sieve the lemon juice off and add finely diced shallots, cucumbers, tomatoes,
    red pepper, olives and basil.
  • Toss everything together with olive oil and ​Sriracha Cha Cha Cha



Health benefits from recipe:
Red Tuna:​ Good source of Omega3, B12 (essential for DNA Regeneration), great low fat protein
EVO Oil:​ Rich in Healthy monounsaturated fats, contains large amounts of antioxidants, it’s protective against Heart Disease and may help prevent strokes, reduces risk of breast cancer and relieves constipation.
Peanuts​: Blood sugar regulator, rich in healthy fats that help stabilize Cholesterol, fights free radicals in the body.
Basil​: Rich in vitamins A, K and C, calcium, magnesium and Omega3.
Superfoods in sauce:
Red onion:​ helps boost bone density and thus preventing osteoporosis, high in vitamin C, as well as being rich in B vitamins and potassium, minerals, rich in antioxidants, helps reduce heart disease, diabetes and high blood sugar.
Red plum tomatoes:
Great source of lycopene to prevent male prostate cancer and rich vitamins C&K