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crab and ahi tuna tower on a white plate with a sprinkle of black and white sesame seeds and topped with microgreens

Crab and Ahi Tuna Tower

Using the freshest ingredients this Crab and Ahi Tuna Tower will easily elevate your next at-home dining experience. It is a perfect shareable appetizer.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 2 people
Calories 376 kcal


  • Food Ring Mold, see notes
  • Medium-Sized Bowl


  • 8 ounces saku maguro/sushi-grade ahi tuna
  • 8 ounces crab claw meat
  • 1 medium avocado, cut into ¼ inch cubes
  • 2-3 mini peppers, diced
  • 1 mango, cut into ¼-inch cubes
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped
  • ¼ cup cucumber, diced
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • black and white sesame seeds, for garnish
  • microgreens, for garnish


  • In a medium bowl combine the cut mango, cut avocado, diced peppers, cilantro, diced cucumber, salt, and lime juice then set aside.
  • Dice tuna into ½-inches pieces.
  • In a food ring mold placed in the center of a plate, begin building the tower layers by placing approximately 3-4 tablespoons of the mango avocado mixture into the ring mold and gently press down. The layer should be approximately 1-inch thick.
  • Place half the crab into the ring mold on top of the mango avocado layer and gently press down.
  • Place half the ahi tuna into the ring mold on top of the crab layer and gently press down.
  • Carefully remove the ring mold and top the tower with the black and white sesame seeds and microgreens.
  • Repeat for the second crab and tuna tower. Serve with fried wontons or tortilla chips.


1. You should only use sushi-grade tuna since it is being eaten raw.
2. Keep tuna refrigerated until ready to be prepared.
3. Instead of a food ring mold, you can also use an aluminum can with ends removed or even a 3-inch section of a PVC pipe.
4. Since the tuna is raw we recommended not saving leftovers so only buy, thaw, and prepare what will be eaten.
5. Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed. The nutritional value is only for the tower and does not include the nutritional value for any ingredients served with the tower such as fried wontons or tortilla chips. It does not include the nutrition for any substitutions.


Serving: 1 towerCalories: 376 kcalCarbohydrates: 30 gProtein: 53 gFat: 13 gSaturated Fat: 2 gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1 gMonounsaturated Fat: 7 gCholesterol: 45 mgSodium: 553 mgPotassium: 1316 mgFiber: 10 gSugar: 17 gVitamin A: 27 IUVitamin C: 289 mgCalcium: 7 mgIron: 12 mg
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