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




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

1 tablespoon
31 calories; protein 1.7g; carbohydrates 0.4g; dietary fiber 0.1g; sugars 0.3g; fat 2.6g; saturated fat 1g; cholesterol 7.1mg; vitamin a iu 113.7IU; vitamin c 1.1mg; folate 2.5mcg; calcium 10.8mg; iron 0.2mg; magnesium 2.8mg; potassium 24.6mg; sodium 74.5mg.

1/2 lean meat, 1/2 fat