Speedy Tuna and Cream Cheese Pate

Thursday 22nd March 2018

Speedy Tuna and Cream Cheese Pate

Serves: 2-3 but recipe can easily be doubled

It is surprising how quickly you can make a delicious fresh tasting pate from a can of tuna and some cream cheese.  I use supermarkets own brand full fat creamy soft cheese, as it tastes really good.This delicious fish pate is high in protein, with some good fats in the fish. Protein and calcium in the cream cheese.

This pate can be served as a starter immediately it is made, or chilled for 20 minutes or so before serving. Also delicious the next day when used as a filling in sandwiches.

Serve with fresh wholemeal bread or toast and vegetable sticks.

To drain tuna easily, remove lid completely using a can opener, then hold lid on tuna and turn can upside down over a bowl.  Press lid so that oil drains off. Discard oil.

Use up the remaining cream cheese on toast for breakfast the following day.

Equipment Needed

Mixing bowl, measuring spoons, knife, spatula, citrus juicer, chopping board and sharp knife, serving bowl, toaster.

1x 120g can tuna chunks in sunflower oil, drained

125g full fat cream cheese, or ½ x 250g tub

1 Tbsp. lemon juice

2 spring onions, chopped, optional

½ Tsp. dried parsley or 1 Tbsp. freshly chopped parsley

1 Tbsp. sweet chilli sauce

To Serve: Carrot and Celery sticks, freshly made hot buttered wholemeal toast

  • Combine all ingredients in a medium size mixing bowl.
  • Mix well with a wooden spoon to combine.
  • Turn into a small pate dish, cover with cling film and chill until ready to serve.
  • Serve with veggie sticks and freshly made toast.