This healthy tuna dip is the perfect appetizer or snack. Tuna, cream cheese and seasoning make a simple, but tasty dish in only 5 minutes!
Canned tuna is the star of this easy tuna dip recipe. I swear by canned tuna, as it's such an affordable and tasty ingredient that is severely underused. I have previously shared recipes for deviled eggs with tuna, spicy tuna wraps and tuna pasta salad, which are some of my favorite tuna recipes.
This time I'm sharing my absolute favorite tuna dip - and it just so happens to be a quick, easy and tasty recipe. I love to whip up this recipe for a quick snack, or as an easy family friendly tuna appetizer.
Drain the liquid from the tuna, and add the tuna chunks to a bowl. Add the other ingredients to the bowl, and stir to combine everything.
If you wish to make a completely smooth dip, you can process it in a food processor, however I prefer it with some small chunks of fish.
Serve the dip chilled with your favorite dippable foods.
💭 Top tips
Here are my top tips to succeed with this recipe:
- You can amend the seasoning to suit your preferences.
- I like to mash the tuna well with a fork to break it into small chunks.
- Make sure to combine all the ingredients well before serving.
🥗 Serving suggestions
Tuna dip is such a versatile dish, and you can use it in a million different ways. It's excellent as a sandwich filler, or as a base for a pasta sauce. But the best way to serve this dish is of course as a dip - with lots of dippable items.
Here are some of my favorite things to serve with this dip:
Vegetables: Celery sticks, carrots, cucumber, cauliflower and sugar snap peas are some of my favorite vegetables to dip.
Savory snacks: Crackers, chips, pretzels and tortilla chips are all excellent options.
Bread: Some toasted bread or sliced baguettes are always great with dip.
Here are some of my favorite variations of this dip, in case you want to experiment:
Dairy free: Use dairy free or vegan cream cheese for a dairy free tuna tip.
Lower fat: You can use a low fat cream cheese, or replace the cream cheese with Greek yogurt, if you prefer a low fat tuna dip.
Spicy: Add some diced jalapeno or a pinch of chili powder to make a spicy tuna dip.
Store any leftover healthy tuna dip in airtight containers in a refrigerator for up to 3 days. Give the leftover dip a stir before serving it.
You can serve the dip cold, or you can reheat it if you want to serve it warm. Reheat it in a microwave, or bake it in the oven until it's hot throughout.
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📋 Frequently asked questions
Use canned tuna in brine to make the best tuna dip.
Healthy Tuna Dip
- Drain the liquid from the tuna, and add the tuna chunks to a bowl.
- Add the other ingredients to the bowl, and stir to combine everything.
- If you wish to make a completely smooth dip, you can process it in a food processor, however I prefer it with some small chunks of fish.
- Serve the dip chilled with your favorite dippable foods.