Tuna hummus

August 26, 2011  •  Category:

This tuna hummus is made in minutes in the food processor; just add some tarator sauce (tahini, lemon, water and garlic) to the tuna, some pimento or Aleppo pepper, some herbs and maybe capers if you like them.

INGREDIENTS: 10 servings

  • 2 (5-ounce) cans of tuna in water
  • Juice of 2 large lemons
  • 4 to 6 cloves of garlic, to taste
  • 1/2 bunch of cilantro leaves (or parsley)
  • 3 ounces of tahini
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cumin
  • a few drops of tabasco sauce or 1 teaspoon of hot Aleppo pepper


  1. Drain the tuna; place in the bowl of a food processor. Add all the other ingredients and process till creamy; adjust seasoning and serve with crackers or pita chips.



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  1. weirdcombos says:

    That’s a nice good looking hummus. I always thing of hummus as something made with garbanzo beans. Cool idea 🙂

  2. Fuss Free Helen says:

    Wow, that looks great. Fantastic presentation for a simple idea. I’ll try some tahini in a fish pate next time I make one.

  3. Nadji says:

    La recette idéale pour un apéro.
    Je note.
    A très bientôt.

  4. Heavenly Housewife says:

    Your tuna hummus made me think of my husband, because I know how much he’d love this. I really like how you shaped it into a fish 😀
    Have a great weekend.
    *kisses* HH

  5. Diane says:

    This tuna hummus sounds fantastic, also the squash hummus. I am on the hunt for tahini as from tomorrow. Otherwise I will have to get it from the UK. Thanks for these Diane

  6. Banana Wonder says:

    MMmm what a great idea! I love the fish shape with the lemon shingles too. I will have to try this…

  7. Magic of Spice says:

    What a fantastic idea for hummus…love it!

  8. Adelina says:

    You always bring a smile when I come to your site. I love this simple yet beautiful presentation.
    I finally posted my kibbeh recipe. I would like your tips if you get a chance.

  9. Ivy says:

    That is indeed a wonderful tuna hoummous.

  10. Angie's Recipes says:

    Love this hummus! Bet canned salmon would work great too 😉

  11. Caffettiera says:

    When I was a child my mother did a very similar ‘fish’ mashing potatoes, tuna and majonese. I loved it although now I probably won’t eat it.. This sounds like a more grown up version of it.

  12. domi says:

    Le thon ” jaune ” …made in China ???

  13. Leah L says:

    Thanks! Going to make it now! I also looked at 2 of your videos, and I’m fav’ing your site!

  14. Nuts about food says:

    This recipe combines two food I love! Another bookmark.

  15. Sali says:

    I put hummus on about everything — I can’t get my head around the hummus and tuna though ! Guess I’ll have to try it!

  16. Ula says:

    I tried this and it is my new favorite now (http://greenteaandcookies.wordpress.com/2013/01/29/tuna-hummus/). I will definately be trying out the other hummus varieties you have posted about. Thanks for the recipe.

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