Tuna Pate

Tuna Pate Recipe

If you are looking for something a little different for you next party than Tuna Pate is for you.  If you throw in some veggies for dipping, this versatile dish makes a great snack. First course at a dinner party, or even a fine brown bag lunch.

Tuna Pate

Tuna Pate

If you throw in some veggies for dipping, this versatile dish makes a great snack, first course at a dinner party, or even a fine brown bag lunch.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1/2 medium onion chopped
  • 1 can 4 ounces mushrooms, drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange extract
  • 1 tablespoon Splenda
  • 1 package 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 can 6 ounces tuna, drained
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley
  • Grated rind of half an orange
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Instructions
 

  • In a small, heavy skillet over medium heat, melt the butter and saute the garlic, onion, and mushrooms until the onion is limp. Add the orange extract and Splenda, and stir well. Cool.
  • Place the cream cheese, tuna, parsley, orange rind, salt, and pepper in a food processor with the S blade in place. Pulse to blend. Add the sauteed mixture, and pulse until smooth and well blended.
  • Spoon into a serving bowl and chill. Serve with celery sticks, pepper strips, cucumber rounds, and crackers (for the carb-eaters).

Notes

At least 6 servings, each with 3 grams of carbohydrates and1 gram of fiber, for a total of 2 grams of usable carbs and 11 grams of protein.
Keyword tuna, Tuna Pate

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