This Creamy Tuna Dip is a quick, healthy, and delicious spread for your vegetables or crackers.
Creamy Tuna Dip
This post first appeared in September 2015. I have uploaded the new pictures while the text remains the same.
Even though I’m not a football fan at all, I’ve noticed a tremendous food blogger’s contributions to this season.
I mean, football? What the hell is that indeed?
All right, I’m just kidding. Who doesn’t know football? This odd game where a lot of men running on a flat icy area with sticks and rubber disks?
As you see, I’m not that bad at all, haha.
Anyways, I couldn’t agree more that finger food is a perfect option for any TV season. Puffs, sliders, spring rolls, nachos, hand pies, wings, dips, and many other good (and sure healthy) things. Shall I continue?
I might be a lousy sport game buff, but I do know how to make a good dip.
And – surprise – I’ve got some hearty stuff, my dear football fans! What about this Creamy Tuna Dip? Does it sound fabulous? Not enough. That’s right. Sounds bland. What about this: Delicious and delicate Creamy Tuna Dip with ricotta, sweet red onions, chives, dill, and smoked paprika? That’s another story!
I made this yummilicious dip first time ever in 2013. I repeated it last year. Twice. And then repeated this summer. Do you see a trend? Believe me, I won’t be repeating one dish again and again If I didn’t love it.
Plus, you can vary the ingredients having a slightly new flavor and texture every new time. I would say ricotta and the onions should remain. But you can substitute red onions for shallots. You can take a part of ricotta and a part of cream cheese for more smooth and velvety consistency. Add some Dijon mustard for a pungent flavor. A tablespoon of chopped capers would introduce some piquant flavor. And so on.
It’s totally fine. At least, I’m experiencing that so it’s absolutely accepted.
But there’s one thing that hasn’t changed for these 3 years. Sweet potato crackers. I found them exactly 3 years ago in the store, and they perfectly paired with this Creamy Tuna Dip. Slightly sweet and savory and so crunchy. Mmm…please, don’t judge me for using the bought crackers.
You can always grab whatever you love, from flatbread to breadsticks.
And the most exciting thing, guys, you don’t need to be a football fan to enjoy this creamy deliciousness.
You won’t be disappointed.
But what about you, guys? Do you belong to those pals watching football games? How many delicious things have you already made and eaten/going to? Does this Creamy Tuna Dip deserve to be served as a TV games snack (not a proposal – just an idle question)?
Creamy Tuna Dip, with ricotta, red onion, and chives and jazzed up with lemon zest, dill, and smoked paprika. That's the perfect meal for any season!
- 2 cans of flaked tuna in water (125 gr x 2), drained
- 1 cup fresh ricotta
- 1/2 small red onion, finely chopped (about 1/4 cup)
- 2 tablespoons chopped chives
- 1 tablespoon chopped dill
- 1 - 1,5 tablespoons finely grated lemon rind
- 1/2 tablespoon smoked paprika
- salt and black pepper, to taste
- Mix all the ingredients in a medium bowl until well combined.Try and season more if necessary.
- Place in the refrigerator for at least 15-20 minutes before serving.