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This delicious recipe is sponsored by StarKist.

There is a brief obsession with hummus going on right now. I see people pushing their grocery carts around with every hummus flavor you can think of, and I’m talking big tubs of the stuff. Sure, it is filling to eat with veggies and maybe pita chips.

StarKist 300x250RecipeBlogImage 100113Although, beans and I just don’t get along and really never have. The reaction is very similar to eating wheat or dairy for someone with food allergies. My stomach turns in knots if I even try eating a few bites of hummus, but I do love the texture which creates this love/hate relationship.

I was actually fairly jealous of my friends who would eat a bag of baby carrots with their hummus every day for lunch because it looked so simple and filling. So, instead of dwelling on my sadness for my sensitivity with food ingredients, I created my own tuna mousse recipe that is still healthy and very attractive for afternoon snack-time in the office or at home.

StarKist Tuna Creations pouches come in Ranch, Zesty Lemon Pepper, and Sweet & Spicy tuna flavors so you can alter taste according to your mood.

Last week, I created the StarKist tuna Lemon Pepper mousse and have nearly put it on everything. Every week, I alternate flavors in this no-guilt snack.

If you get a little sick of always eating veggies with this tuna mousse recipe, get creative with it. Last week, I put a couple of spoon dollops on top of my salad and created my new no-dressing salad favorite.

 

Ingredients

  • 1 StarKist Tuna Creations pouch (any flavor)
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup low fat ricotta cheese
  • 2 tsp low sodium soy sauce
  • Pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Use blender on mid-high mixing level to break tuna down for one minute.
  2. Add lemon juice and soy sauce and blend for 30 seconds on medium blend setting.
  3. Add ricotta cheese and blend until fully smooth, very similar to hummus texture.
  4. Sprinkle pepper and test taste for flavor.

Best served at room temperature for easy dipping.

For the best taste, you can store each batch of tuna mousse in your fridge for up to one week. I’m going to doubt the mixture will last that long because you’ll constantly crave the mousse on every healthy meal you eat.

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