Tuna Spread or Tuna Dip

I been absent around these parts – I fess up.

There have been parties, and family reunions and friends staying over, and major catch up to the last 4 episodes of LOST saved in my DVR (people is it really OVER???) thus my posting has been put in the back burner.

But, I’m back.  All refresh and ready to go full throttle once more.

So let’s start with something simple.

It involves Tuna at its best.  

It’s a spread, or a salad, or even a dip.  

It’s that multitalented.

Most people usually do the tuna salad with mayo and internet, I love mayo, if I could slobber mayo on everything I would, except that I have tried that and people look at me funny.

So I had to re-think that inclination of mine.

I now do that in the comfort of my own home, where I’m not judged.

But, I have never liked tuna salad made with mayo.  I known, I just contradicted myself.  But, it’s true, never like it, because instead I like my tuna salad made with cream cheese.


And once you make this simple tuna with this ingredient, you will never go back to that tuna salad made with mayo.

Trust me.

You will need:

1 can of tuna in oil (I buy the Italian kind yes, its pricey but well worth it)
1 teaspoon of mustard (any kind)
1 tablespoon of lime juice (you can go wild and also add some lime zest)
5 oz of soft cream cheese (at room temperature)
Salt and pepper to taste
Note: you can also add fresh chopped herbs. Basil, rosemary, thyme, all pair well.

Open the can of tuna and drain the oil into a container.  Place the tuna in a bowl.  Sprinkle with salt and cracked pepper, and add the lime juice and zest if using

With a fork, stir everything together.

Add the cream cheese and once more stir until everything is incorporated.  Add the mustard and once more mix. 

You are done.

Served by spreading on crackers, or as tuna patty melt or

If you want to make this as a dip, you can do so, by incorporating all the ingredients in a food processor and pulsing until it becomes a creamy dip.  Then add some chopped up roasted slices of red peppers as well to give it a bit of pizzaz. Serve with toasted slides of French bread.

Told you it was easy, now go and whip one up!