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Tuna Lemon-Aioli Bruschetta

Tuna Lemon Aioli Bruschetta is a gourmet appetizer that is sure to impress. A bit spicy, a bit tangy, a lot delicious.

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Do you ever look at a dish you order in a restaurant and think that it would be too much trouble to recreate?  I do it.

If it looks like the work won’t be worth the reward I turn a cold shoulder to the dish and move on.  I saw this dish at one of mine and my families favorite restaurants here in Cincinnati, Boca.

My oldest son Jimmy was in town for a few weeks before he heads back to college in D.C and he ordered this as a first course.  He asked me a few days later if I could recreate it for him.  Always happy to make the guys in my family a food favorite, I looked up Boca’s menu on line and read the description of this dish and came up with a recipe as close as I could.

I really thought it was going to be fussy, but gave it a try anyway.  I was wrong this appetizer is really rather simple to pull together.  To say it is delicious is a big fat understatement.  It is truly a gourmet appetizer,  and you must give it a try.

Using a good quality tuna is key here.   Just a little FYI, the tuna looks like it won’t be enough, but it goes a long way.

Oh and don’t add salt to this dish, the capers are salty enough that you don’t need it.

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Tuna Lemon Aioli Bruschetta Recipe | ahealthylifeforme.com

Tuna Lemon Aioli Bruschetta Recipe | ahealthylifeforme.com

Tuna Lemon Aioli Bruschetta Recipe | ahealthylifeforme.com

Bruschetta with Tuna and Aioli

Bruschetta with Tuna and Aioli is a gourmet appetizer that is sure to impress. A little bit spicy, a little bit tangy, and a whole lot of delicious.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Servings: 6 -8



  • Tuna Fillets in Olive Oil flaked apart with a fork {I used Tonnino 6.7 ounce}
  • French Baguette sliced
  • Olive oil for drizzling
  • 6 Hard Boiled Eggs sliced (How To Boil Egg)
  • 1 medium tomato diced

LEMON-CAPER AIOLI: (this is a great sauce with almost any grilled veggie or fish)

  • 3/4 cup greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp capers
  • 1 whole bunch flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp lemon zest

Chili Oil

  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of crushed red pepper flakes


Lemon-Caper Aioli:

  • Combine all ingredients in bowl and combine. Set aside

Chili Oil: (you can also buy this in mexican aisle of your supermarket)

  • Combine the oil and crushed red pepper flakes in a heavy small saucepan. Cook over low heat until a thermometer inserted into the oil registers 180 degrees F, about 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat. Cool to room temperature, about 2 hours. Transfer the oil and pepper flakes to a 4-ounce bottle. Seal the lid. Refrigerate up to 1 month.


  • Preheat oven to 400°. Place bread slices on pan, drizzle with olive oil. Toast bread for 5-7 minutes until it starts to toast along edges.
  • Top bread with a drizzle of chili oil.
  • Top chili oil with aioli sauce.
  • Top aioli sauce with tomatoes.
  • Top tomatoes with tuna.
  • Top tuna with egg slices.
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American


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15 comments on “Tuna Lemon-Aioli Bruschetta”

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    I’m so in love with the flavor combo on this bruschetta. Perfect for summer entertaining!

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    Deb@ Cooking on the Front Burner

    What a great looking appetizer and I especially love the aioli – great flavors!

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    Kacey @ The Cookie Writer

    I am famous for recreating recipes that I have at restaurants. So much cheaper and you create something amazing by putting your own twist on it 🙂

    1. I am glad I am not the only one Kacey! Sometimes I ask the chef for their recipe and I occasionaly get lucky enough and they will share.

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    Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor

    Yes, I actually love ordering dishes that I know will be too difficult to recreate at home! You did a great job developing this recipe because it looks amazing. The flavor combination is incredible!

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    Heather / girlichef

    These look so rich and absolutely delicious; such a luxurious combination of flavors and textures!

  6. What a great idea – i particularly like the look of the lemon-caper aioli. You have a very lucky family 🙂

    1. Thank you ma’m. The aioli sauce is delicious. I can’t wait to try it tomorrow on some grilled fish!

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