Everybody knows that mixing tuna with mayo is an easy way to make lunch. By adding something extra, that tuna salad becomes Tuna Pâté, a savory food that you can devour in no time! So many varieties of tuna salad sandwiches exist that you’ll never have to eat a “plain-Jane” tuna sandwich if you don’t want.
Did you know that there are also recipes that can turn tuna into the perfect snack food? Maybe you want to put something in the refrigerator for late nights when you need something before bed. Perhaps you’re going to a party and want to bring an appetizer to share. Or maybe you just want an excuse to eat tuna salad without making a sandwich between meals.
If you can relate to any of these situations, then tuna pâté is a great recipe to have on hand! By adding a few savory ingredients, you can take a can of tuna and turn it into a dish that doesn’t even taste too fishy. If you do like the flavors of the sea, you might want to check out this recipe for Miso Baked Oysters!
You can serve tuna pâté on your favorite vehicle for dip, whether that be crackers, celery, or a spoon. Since tuna is a healthy food, it’s fine if you eat the whole bowl! (Disclaimer: tuna is a great source of omega-3, but this is probably one of the less healthy ways to consume it…but most delicious!)
Another bonus for this appetizer is that, although it has plenty of nutrients, it tastes quite delectable. If you want to implement more heart-healthy foods into your diet, but need to cater to picky eaters, why not add this tuna pâté to the snack rotation in your house?
All you need is some tuna, cream cheese, and just a small amount of a few other ingredients for taste. After you mix them together, you can start dipping right away! However, if you refrigerate for a couple hours, the pâté will become more of a pâté than a dip. This will also let the flavors mix together more thoroughly for a tastier end result! You can choose to remove the pâté from the bowl to present it on a plate. I normally just leave it in the bowl because it’s one less step and tastes just the same.
- 10 oz tuna in water this is two 5-oz cans!
- 8 oz cream cheese softened
- 2 tablespoons chili sauce
- 2 tablespoons parsley
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 24 crackers for serving
- Drain the tuna and mix it with the cream cheese, chili sauce, parsley, and onion until well-blended.
- Put into a bowl and refrigerate for 1 hour (or longer)
- Serve with crackers
- To cut back on carbs, serve on celery sticks.
- Serve on a plate or in the bowl.
What are some of your favorite dips and spreads? I love salsa made with fresh ingredients (try this one!) or anything savory to go with a wheat cracker. If you like savory cracker spreads, I hope you give this recipe a try! If you’re looking for other appetizer ideas for your next party, try these soft preztels or look here for more options.