Simple Tuna Spread

Simple Tuna Spread

It’s a really hot summer this year there. Too hot for everyday cooking. So, I would recommend making something fast, simple and cold as this homemade tuna spread.  The preparation takes only a couple minutes + I believe you have already most of those ingredients at home. Are you ready to try something new? If your answer is yes let’s begin.

Preparation time: 15 minutes                                            Servings:  N/A

Cook time:  0 minutes                                                   Total Time: 15 minutes

Difficulty: * – Very easy


2 tin (2 x 145g – 2 x 5oz) Tuna chunks in sunflower oil – drained

150g/5.3oz Olive spread (or butter)

250g/8.8oz Curd cheese

1 medium   size onion (around 140g/5oz)

2 tablespoon  Yellow mustard

lemon juice from a half of lemon

1/2 teaspoon Oregano

1/2 teaspoon Ground black pepper

pinch of salt


Ingredients you are going to need for making your tuna spread.

Prepare a medium-size bowl. Open tins of tuna chunks, get rid of excess sunflower oil and add to the bowl.

Add the soft butter. If you are in hurry and the butter is still too hard you can melt it (a just little bit) in a microwave for around 30 seconds to make it softer. Usually, I prefer an olive spread. It stays soft all the time even in the fridge and tastes great. Then mix tuna chunks with the butter for 4 minutes to make a nice soft mixture.

Then add two tablespoons of a mustard for better taste, some lemon juice (from a half lemon you can make around two teaspoons of the juice), a dash salt, a fresh milled black pepper, oregano and again gently mix everything together.

Then chop onion softly, add to the bowl and mix in with a wooden spoon. If you use electric mixer be gentle. It could ruin the taste.

Recipe Notes

The tuna spread is best to serve on bread or crackers with some fresh vegetable like cucumbers, tomatoes etc. You can sprinkle it with some chopped spring onions, parsley or chive. So, Enjoy your morning breakfast. But if you don’t like tuna for some reason you can choose the similar recipe sardine spread. It really depends only on your imagination.

See you next time.

Tip: You can skip the curd cheese in the recipe and enjoy the taste of tuna or add some fresh herbs like chopped parsley or chive.

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