Tuna Pate Recipe – a memory indulgence!

This tuna pate recipe is a favourite for giving me flashbacks to crystal clear water, sunshine and terracotta coloured roofs!

We all know that our senses are strongly linked to our memory – we have all had that moment when walking through a shopping centre and a whiff of someone’s cologne gives you an instant flashback to that pubescent ex-boyfriend and sausage sizzles makes me think of Saturday mornings following Dad around Bunnings. 

Occasionally though, there is a moment we want to remember, relive in what ever small way possible!

This is a recipe I have half made-up and half stolen from others, all in an attempt to recreate that perfect meal moment I had in Croatia – just small complimentary appetizer that outshone the rest of the meal.

Tuna Pate Recipe - thelitebackpacker.com

I have found is that this little recipe is cheap, easy and always a crowd pleaser.  I try and make this when I am staying with friends (would work well for a couch-surfing host as well) as a thank you or an entrée if they are cooking me dinner.


Tuna Pate Recipe
  1. 400g tin of tuna in the brine or oil - $5.25
  2. A handful of roughly chopped parsley - $2.98
  3. Spring onions - $1.90
  4. 2-4 Clove's of garlic (how much kissing you are planning?) - $1.50
  5. 300g cottage cheese - $2.75
  6. Salt and pepper
  7. A squeeze of half a lemon - $0.60
  8. Celery sticks ($2.95) or Crackers ($1.79) to serve
  1. Simply put all the ingredients into a food processor and whizz whizz! (However if you have a little food processor like me, you can put all the ingredients into a big bowl and mix them together and then whizz whizz them in batches)
  2. I like to let it sit on the fridge for half an hour or so, it's often even better the next day so you can make it ahead of time if you know you are entertaining.
  3. Serve with crusty bread, crackers or celery sticks.
  1. Knife
  2. Chopping board
  3. food processor - not often found at hostels, but good for AirBnB or staying at friends places!
  1. $17.95 in Australian Dollars and shopping at Woolworths
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      I warn you it is very Moorish… I like to eat it with a baguette… but then I explode so I suggest carrot sticks and celery sticks 🙂

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