Simple Tuna Spread

Simple Tuna Spread

  • Prep: 2 hr 10 min
  • Cook Time:
  • Total: 2 hr 10 min
  • Serving: Makes 2 cups

Serve this creamy tuna spread on crackers for an easy appetizer, or place it in a sandwich topped with lettuce and tomato for an enjoyable lunch.


  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 4 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 can white tuna in water, drained
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper


  1. Place the ricotta cheese, basil, lemon juice, sour cream, tuna and a few pinches of salt and pepper into a food processor and pulse until mixture is thoroughly combined but still has some texture.
  2. Add any additional salt and pepper to the tuna mixture if desired and then cover and refrigerate for 2 hours before serving.


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