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.

  17. monikanyc says:

    Wow – this is terrific. I was trying to find something that would come close to a tahini tuna dip we had at a Lebanese place in Spain. This easily matches it! Made it with only one change – used Italian tuna in oil, to be a little more decadent. Make this!

    • Joumana says:

      @monikanyc Oh, fantastic! Glad you could find a use for it. Actually, there is a well-known tuna recipe using tahini dressing and made with canned tuna called tagen in Lebanon, where the tuna just gets smothered with the tahini dressing and some fried onion slices without getting mashed-up.

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