Simple and Delicious Tuna Dip

Simple and Delicious Tuna Dip. A recipe by It's Not Complicated Recipes.
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My Simple and Delicious Tuna Dip is creamy, full of flavour and takes just minutes to prepare! When homemade is this easy and tasty, there is no need for shop bought dip. Best of all, when preparing from scratch, you will know exactly what goes into your food, and you can adjust the flavours to your liking.

Simple and Delicious Tuna Dip - It's Not Complicated Recipes
Simple and Delicious Tuna Dip

I mention in my recipe for Tuna and Potato Patties that canned tuna is a pantry staple in my household!

Therefore, this Simple and Delicious Tuna Dip is something that I can easily prepare anytime.

To prepare, the dip really is as simple as the title suggests – and I promise you, it is delicious to eat, too!

I begin by draining the can of tuna, to remove the excess oil or water. My preference for this dip is to use tuna in oil, as I feel it has greater flavour. I add the drained tuna to a small blender, along with the remaining ingredients. These are a good quality whole egg mayonnaise, parsley, spring onion, cayenne pepper and lemon zest. Blend until your ingredients are well combined, and you have achieved a smooth consistency.

Simple and Delicious Tuna Dip
Simple and Delicious Tuna Dip

Serve the dip in a bowl, and garnish with parsley, spring onion and capers.

Do you love dip as much as we do? If so, in addition to our Tuna Dip recipe, I recommend having a look at these other fabulous dip recipes:

I would love to know your thoughts on my Simple and Delicious Tuna Dip.

Be sure to let me know in the comments below what you think, and if you’ve tried any of our other dip recipes.

Alex xx

Simple and Delicious Tuna Dip
Simple and Delicious Tuna Dip. A recipe by It's Not Complicated Recipes.
5 from 38 votes

Simple and Delicious Tuna Dip

Tuna is a fantastic pantry staple, and my Simple and Delicious Tuna Dip will show you why! It takes just minutes to whip up, and will be a hit with your family and friends.

Course Appetiser, Dip, Snack, Starter
Cuisine Australian
Keyword appetiser, delicious, dip, easy, homemade, simple, snack, starter, tuna, tuna dip
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 170 kcal
Author Alexandra


  • 185 g canned tuna in oil I use Sirena
  • 1 tsp lemon zest grated
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise good quality whole egg
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne optional
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley leaves chopped
  • 1 spring/green onion some white and green part, chopped


  • parsley, spring onions, lemon zest and/or capers


  1. Prepare your ingredients:

    Drain your tuna of any excess oil or water.

    Zest your lemon. Chop your parsley and spring onion.

    Prepare your ingredients for the Tuna Dip.
  2. Place all of the ingredients into a small blender, and blend until the dip has reached a smooth consistency.

    Place your ingredients into a small blender, and blend until your dip is smooth.
  3. Serve in a bowl with a garnish of parsley, spring onion, capers or lemon zest. (Or all of the above!)

    Simple and Delicious Tuna Dip. A recipe by It's Not Complicated Recipes.

Recipe Notes

  • I prefer to use tuna in oil for this dip, as I love the flavour.
  • This dip can be prepared the day before it is required. (Do not garnish until serving)
  • Use a good quality mayonnaise.Β 
Nutrition Facts
Simple and Delicious Tuna Dip
Amount Per Serving
Calories 170 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 24mg8%
Sodium 235mg10%
Potassium 104mg3%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 465IU9%
Vitamin C 6.2mg8%
Calcium 13mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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144 Comments on “Simple and Delicious Tuna Dip”

  1. 5 stars
    You know, I do enjoy canned tuna…but I just don’t cook with it all that often. This dip sounds delicious, and I love the bit of lemon zest in there. Plus, this is a super easy recipe! It’s always good to have some easy appetizer recipes up your sleeve, right?

    1. Thank you David. Lemon zest is one of my favourite flavour boosters. I regard the zest on the lemon as a bonus. I love to have a range of easily prepared appetisers and this one makes regular appearances. It’s always a winner. πŸ™‚

  2. 5 stars
    I make tuna dips too. I love it with crackers. Whatever is left over, I eat it with rice! Haha. Weird, I know. But tuna dips are really yummy. I will try your version of it too.

  3. 5 stars
    Whipped this up last night. It is divine. So creamy and full of flavour. And takes just minutes. Another winner of a recipe!

  4. Well, this recipe sounds amazing! I’m a busy self-employed mother of two and I cannot have enough easy and quick recipes that are also healthy!

    1. For me, it’s a store cupboard staple Tandy. There are so many ways in which to use it and this quickly made dip is just one of them. πŸ™‚

  5. 5 stars
    This sounds like a great dip for any occasion! The ingredients are simple yet tasty and bringing it all together especially the day before the party saves time and energy. Great recipe!

  6. 5 stars
    This looks yummy! I really love tuna. I will save this recipe and I will use this recipe on weekend!

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  11. 5 stars
    This looks like an excellent appetizer! I actually have all the ingredients in my house so I might give it a go in the next couple of days.

  12. Mmm this looks like a delicious recipe for tuna dip. It’s been far too long since I’ve had tuna in my diet so i’ll have to try it out!

  13. 5 stars
    Tuna is my all time favorite of all seafood.. Yum yum yum…! ? I already tried so many recipes for this wonderful fish and this is also a must try.. ???

  14. I never made tuna dip. My friend likes to have it. So, I will share this link with him so he can make one for our group.

  15. I’ve never tried this before but it looks amazing, and bet it tastes great too! Your recipe was so easy to follow, I’ll be sure to let you know if I ever make it.

  16. It is tempting to dip in by the looks of it. This is one of my all time favorites. Perfect for a laid back Friday Netflix and chill session.

  17. This looks like an easy and delicious dip. I’ll have to make this next time we have company. I have been eating so many capers lately, it is nice to find different ways to use them.

  18. 5 stars
    Wow, this tuna dip looks so good , I bet this taste delicious. I would really love to dip my crackers to it.

  19. 5 stars
    Wow, this would really be nice for snacks. I also loved the tuna in oil flavor. I love that this flavor is chunky and a little salty.

  20. 5 stars
    Wow, this recipe looks so easy, just a few chopping and grating and blending, then it’s done. So nice.. ?

  21. 5 stars
    Tuna dip is one of my favourite dishes to entertain! I love the twist that you have added with your ingredients! This looks amazing!

  22. I have had tuna salad many times as a sandwich. But never as a dip. Perhaps I will try it that way one of these days.

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