Quick and easy tuna dip recipe. Perfect on crackers, toast, or even crostini.
Tuna dip is an easy recipe that you can make in no time for parties, as a snack, or even for a picnic.
This tuna dip recipe is a great way to make a quick and easy snack for yourself or even a crowd.
This recipe uses canned tuna. No need to spend a fortune on fresh tuna to make this delicious dip.
You can use canned tuna in oil, brine, or spring water.
This tuna dip is just as good as store bought dip. It’s a great cold appetizer dip and can be served at many different occasions.
From picnics, to a snack for yourself, for lunch as a sandwich spread, or even for game night.
This tuna dip with cream cheese recipe is perfect for almost any occasion.
Why You'll Love This Recipe
- This tuna appetizer is great for parties or even a small crowd.
- This tuna dip is quick and easy to make. It’s readying in under 5 minutes.
- Only 6 ingredients are needed to make this crowd pleaser.
- Little effort is needed to make this dip.
- This simple dip recipe can be made in advance.
- Adjust the flavors to your liking.
Please note that below is a guide for some of the ingredients we used in the recipe. The printable recipe further down the page has the complete list of ingredients, including quantities and step-by-step instructions.
- Canned flaked tuna: I used tuna in brine. You could use tuna in oil or spring water.
- Cream Cheese: Use softened cream cheese.
- Lemon Juice
- Spring Onions (Green Onions)
- Salt and Pepper
This recipe for tuna dip serves 4 to 6 people. The recipe ingredients can easily be adjusted to suit how many serves you need to make. It makes 1 ½ cups (330 grams 11.64 ounces) of dip.
Step One: Place the drained canned tuna, cream cheese, lime or lemon juice, chopped spring onions, and salt and pepper in food processor. Blend until well combined.
Alternatively, you could use a bowl to mix your ingredients together.
Step Two: Once mixed, taste for seasoning. If you want to add more salt or pepper, or lime or lemon juice, add some and then mix again. Serve.
Tips for Success
Drain your tuna well before you add it to your dip.
Cost To Make
Estimated cost = $6.15 for 6 serves $1.03 a serve.
Substitutions / Variations
If you want to make this tuna dip spicy, you could add a pinch of chilli flakes or peppers.
If you don’t have cream cheese, or want to make a tuna dip without cream cheese you could use mayonnaise or sour cream instead. If you do use mayo or sour cream, you dip will be slightly runnier.
You could add some Dijon mustard for a different taste to your dip.
Some ways we love to eat this dip made with tuna include:
- On crackers
- With fresh vegetables, such as carrots, celery sticks, or cucumber
- On toast
Store this tuna dip in an air tight container in the fridge for 3 to 4 days.
Yes, you can use tuna that is packed in water. Before using your canned tuna, make sure you drain off most of the liquid.
You could use mayonnaise or sour cream instead of cream cheese.
You could eat this tuna dip with crackers, fresh vegetables such as capsicum, cucumber, or carrot sticks, or even on toast.
This recipe for tuna dip will last in the fridge for 3 to 4 days.
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- 325 grams (11.46 ounces) canned flaked tuna in oil, brine, or spring water, drained
- 100 grams (3.53 ounces) cream cheese (brick style) softened and cubed
- 2 teaspoons lime or lemon juice or to taste
- ¼ cup (50 grams, 1.76 ounces) spring onions (green onions) roughly chopped
- Salt and pepper to taste
- ⅓ cup heavy whipping cream
- Place the drained canned tuna, cream cheese, lime or lemon juice, chopped spring onions, and salt and pepper in a food processor. Blend until combined (see note 1).
- Add the heavy whipping cream and mix until just combined (see note 2).
- Once mixed, taste for seasoning. If you want to add more salt or pepper, or lime or lemon juice, add some and then mix again. Serve.