spicy bonito tartare

Spicy Bonito Tartare with Avocado and Mango

Simple, fresh, healthy and spicy bonito tartare with avocado and mango, a recipe that for sure will impress anyone! I know we are in fall and I should do all pumpkin recipes … but I can’t say no to a good bonito tartare.

Fall, summer or winter, one of my favourite pintxos for #PintxoSaturday.

Also, a great appetizer for Christmas 😉 in case you are already looking for inspiration.

Do you need more appetizer ideas? check here.

Spicy Bonito Tartare with Avocado and Mango

Recipe by Enara ParraCourse: StarterCuisine: AsianDifficulty: Easy


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  • 150 g bonito, cut into small cubes

  • 1 avocado, cut into cubes

  • ½ mango, cut into cubes

  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil

  • Salt and pepper

  • 1 tbsp lime juice

  • Sauce
  • 2 tbsp lime juice

  • 2 tbsp Soy sauce

  • 1 tsp sesame oil

  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds

  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar

  • ½ tsp grated ginger

  • ½ tsp chili flakes

  • Spring onions, chopped


  • In a small bowl add all the sauce ingredients and mix. Set aside.
  • Add bonito cubes to the bowl with the sauce, mix and cool for 25 minutes in the fridge.
  • In another small bowl, toss avocado, ½ tbsp olive oil, salt, pepper and 1 tbsp lime juice.
  • ASSEMBLY: On small serving bowls:
    + Add 1 tbsp of mango cubes
    + 1 tbsp avocado cubes
    + 1 tbsp marinated bonito cubes.
    Garnish with spring onions or sesame seeds. Enjoy it!

The little wooden boats I used for servings are from Action, in case you live in the Netherlands.

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