Tuna, Beet, and Squash Tartare on Crispy Wontons

This is one of the best ways to experience the unparalleled taste of Canadian tuna. An exquisite medley of flavours becomes a playground for your taste buds, with every bite bringing something different. As a host, you’ll love that it’s simple to make yet looks like it came from a high-end restaurant. What a way to start a party!


  • 1 Albacore or Yellowfin tuna steak (about 150 g / 0.3 lb)
  • ¼ cup (57 g) jarred pickled beets
  • ¼ cup (50 g) butternut squash
  • 3 tbsp (44 ml) sesame oil, divided
  • 1½ tsp (7½ ml) soya sauce
  • 2 tbsp (11 g) green onion, divided
  • ⅛ tsp (1 g) fresh ginger, finely minced
  • 24 (192 g) wonton wrappers
  • Garnish:
  • Black sesame seeds (optional)


To Prep

  1. Dice the tuna, beets, and squash into ¼- to ½-inch cubes.

For the Tartare

  1. In a bowl, mix tuna and beets with ½ tbsp sesame oil, soya sauce, and 1 tbsp finely chopped green onion. Set aside.

  2. Mix squash with ½ tbsp sesame oil and ginger.

  3. Sauté squash for 5–6 mins on medium-low heat until golden and tender. Let cool and mix with tuna mixture.

For the Wontons

  1. Brush 24 wonton wrappers with 2 tbsp sesame oil. Fold each wrapper in half to make a triangle and seal.

  2. In batches, fry wontons in air fryer at 390 degrees for 3–5 minutes or until golden brown and crispy.

To Assemble

  1. Serve tuna tartare with or on crispy wontons.

  2. Garnish with 1 tbsp sliced green onion and black sesame seeds (optional).

Species Icons White Tuna

Health Benefits of Albacore Tuna

  • Bone & Teeth Health: A source of Vitamin D, which enhances calcium and phosphorus absorption, playing a vital role in building and maintaining strong bones and teeth.
  • Vital Vitamins: Albacore tuna is an excellent source of Vitamin B12 for red blood cell formation and is a good source of niacin and a source of Vitamin B6, both essential for energy metabolism and tissue formation.
  • Rich in Omega-3s: A 55g serving of canned albacore tuna supplies 211% of the daily recommended omega-3s, essential for supporting brain, eye, and nerve development in young children.