If you’re wondering what to serve with your tuna tartare, you’ve come to the right place.
In this article, I list 12 of the most popular side dishes for tuna tartare.
In a rush? Here’s the short answer.
The best dishes to serve with tuna tartare are fried wonton strips, turmeric rice, creamy horseradish sauce, or pineapple salsa. I also really like sugar snap peas, cold soba noodles, or avocado and cucumber salad. Lettuce cups offer an innovative way to serve the tuna tartare.
Ready? Let’s jump right in.
Fresh fish instantly transports me to a beach on a tropical island.
Something else that has the same effect? Pineapple salsa.
Enjoy a glob of this fruity and refreshing topping on your tuna tartare. The vibrant colors will be irresistible, and you get the yin and yang of sweet and sour.
Not a fan of pineapple? Pick another type of salsa.
Replace pineapple with watermelon, peach, mango, or any sweet fruit in your fridge. They’ll all taste and look good.
Fried wonton strips
These crispy little snacks are perfect for scooping up your tuna tartare.
They’re wonderfully crunchy and look fun with the bubbly skin.
You can find them in most grocery stores, but they’re so easy to make I never buy them. And if you have an air fryer, you can skip all the oil to keep them healthy.
Don’t worry. You’ll still get all that delicious crunch with this air fryer wonton strips recipe.
Sugar snaps peas
In a time crunch?
Nothing is as easy as a bowl of sugar snap peas.
It is my go-to dish when I want a fresh and healthy side, and luckily it pairs wonderfully with tuna tartare.
The crunchy peas add a pop of sweetness to the buttery, delicate tuna.
This sugar snap peas recipe uses some lemon zest to give them a tangy twist. It’s a winner!
Cold soba noodles
As a self-confessed carboholic, I am all for anything containing carbs.
But most carbs are too heavy for tuna tartare. So I was delighted when I came across these cold soba noodles.
They’re refreshing, easy to make and bursting with umami flavor.
The noodles are dunked in the most delicious sauce known as tsuyu, which only has 4 ingredients!
Serve these cold soba noodles alongside tuna tartare on a summer’s day. YUM.
Are you looking for a simple salad that’s filling and not too mainstream?
Quinoa salad is always a good choice.
The mango and avocado in this salad give it a tropical theme, so it won’t feel out of place next to your tuna tartare.
And the red pepper and onion give it some bite.
Drizzle some lime dressing over your healthy quinoa salad to add an extra pop of tartness.
Creamy horseradish sauce
Everything tastes better with some sauce. Right?
And horseradish is a great choice for tuna tartare.
It has a nice spicy kick, similar to wasabi, but it won’t overpower the flavors of the tuna tartare.
You can mix it in with your tuna tartare, or serve it on the side.
Either way, this creamy horseradish sauce is sure to amp up your next tuna dinner.
Cucumber rounds with cream cheese
These fancy cucumber rounds topped with cream cheese are perfect hors-d’oeuvres to serve before a tuna tartare.
Or you can serve them together by placing a portion of the tartare on top of the cucumber. The cream cheese will keep it in place.
They’re really light so won’t fill anyone up and are super refreshing.
Keep this cucumber rounds with herbed cream cheese recipe handy for the next time you’re planning a party.
It’s really easy to mix up the cream cheese flavors too – I like to add some chili for a little surprise.
If wonton strips or crackers aren’t for you, what about pita chips?
They’re lightly seasoned, crunchy, and kind of addictive!
Try this quick and easy homemade pita chips recipe – they’re baked (but you can also make them in the microwave if you’re really short on time!)
Avocado cucumber salad
Avocado and cucumber are two classic accompaniments to tuna tartare.
So combining them in a salad makes a lot of sense.
A snap to whip up, this avocado cucumber salad boasts an irresistible creaminess and refreshing crisp, perfect for the clean and soft tuna tartare.
It only takes 5 minutes.
Stir-fried bok choy
Bok choy is probably the freshest vegetable around.
Its subtle taste, satisfying crisp, and emerald green leaves are hard to resist. Just don’t overcook it or it can become a bit sad-looking.
The nutty, spicy flavors from the seasoning on this stir-fried baby bok choy will brighten up your tuna tartare.
Psst… enjoy it with a bowl of turmeric rice (mentioned earlier) for a tasty and hearty meal.
Jazz up your plain white rice into a vivid side dish packed full of goodness.
Turmeric’s warm, earthy aromas will balance the tuna tartare’s cold, delicate flavor and make for a satisfying dish.
Ready to cook?
Brighten up your weekend dinner with this vibrant turmeric rice recipe
For a novel way to serve your tuna tartare use lettuce cups.
They have crunch but without any of the carbs of pita chips or crackers.
They’re fancy enough for a date night, but also easy enough to serve for a quick weekend dinner.
You don’t really need a recipe for this – just get some baby romaine and spoon in the tartare.
(the picture has beetroot, but it’s just for illustration)
The best side dishes for tuna tartare
- Fried wonton strips
- Sugar snaps peas
- Cold soba noodles
- Quinoa salad
- Creamy horseradish sauce
- Cucumber rounds with cream cheese
- Pita chips
- Avocado cucumber salad
- Stir-fried bok choy
- Turmeric rice
- Lettuce cups
What To Serve With Tuna Tartare
- 1 portion tuna tartare
- Prepare your tuna tartare according to your favorite recipe.
- In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside it.
- Side dishes include: pineapple salsa, fried wontons strips, sugar snaps peas, cold soba noodles, quinoa salad, creamy horseradish sauce, cucumber rounds with cream cheese, pita chips, avocado cucumber salad, stir-fried bok choy, turmeric rice, and lettuce cups.
- Serve immediately and enjoy!