Delicious, easy, inexpensive; serve as a sandwich filling or an hors d'oeuvre with whole-grain crackers or triangles of rye bread. Source: EatingWell Magazine, Holiday Issue 1995

EatingWell Test Kitchen


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine tuna, cream cheese, oil, lemon juice and cayenne in a food processor and process until smooth. Transfer to a serving bowl; stir in capers, parsley and thyme.



Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days.

Note: Chunk light tuna, which comes from the smaller skipjack or yellowfin, has less mercury than canned white albacore tuna. The FDA/EPA advises that women who are or might become pregnant, nursing mothers and young children consume no more than 6 ounces of albacore a week; up to 12 ounces of canned light tuna is considered safe.

Nutrition Facts

31 calories; 2.6 g total fat; 1 g saturated fat; 7 mg cholesterol; 75 mg sodium. 25 mg potassium; 0.4 g carbohydrates; 0.1 g fiber; 1.7 g protein; 114 IU vitamin a iu; 1 mg vitamin c; 2 mcg folate; 11 mg calcium; 3 mg magnesium;