Tuna spread

A spread is a food that is literally spread, generally with a knife, onto bread, crackers, or other food products. Spreads are added to food to provide flavor and texture, and are an integral part of the dish, i.e. they should be distinguished from condiments, which are optional additions. Spreads should also be distinguished from dips, which generally are not applied to food via a knife or similar utensil, such as salsa. Common spreads include dairy spreads (e.g. cheeses, creams, and butters; though the term butter is broadly applied to many spreads), plant spreads (e.g. jams, jellies, peanut butter, hummus and baba ghanoush), margarines, yeast spreads (e.g. Vegemite and Marmite) and meat spreads (e.g. pâté, fleischbutter, cretons).

Additional info

Difficulty level:
Preparation time:
5 minutes
Cooking time:
0 minute


1 tin of canned tuna
1/2 onion
1/4 red bell pepper
1 teaspoon of Cayenne pepper powder
1 teaspoon of salt
2 tablespoons of fresh cream (crème fraîche) or whipped cream
1 tablespoon of chopped parsley
pickled capers, optional

Prepare the ingredients.



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