Canapés with a Delectable Spread of Smoked Tuna

What Are the Main Ingredients of Canapés?

Canapés are appetizers that have a foundation of bread, toast, pastry, or crackers topped with a variety of savory ingredients. These delectable bites can be enjoyed either hot or cold. Typically, canapés are composed of a base, a spread, a main topping, and a garnish. They are commonly served prior to dinner alongside other appetizers or at cocktail parties.

Are Canapés Good for You?

Canapés can be a nutritious and delicious choice when made with a variety of wholesome ingredients. Opt for fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and lean proteins to create healthier canapés. Consider trying our Peach, Sage & Prosciutto Canapés or indulge in bite-sized Marinated Squash & Goat Cheese Toasts and Chile-Spiced Delicata Squash Crostini for a burst of flavors.

If you’re looking for a low-calorie and protein-rich option, our smoked tuna spread canapés are an excellent choice. Canned tuna is a nutritious pantry staple, packed with essential nutrients and antioxidants such as selenium and omega-3 fatty acids. Additionally, the addition of crisp and refreshing cucumbers adds a delightful crunch to these canapés, without adding excessive calories.

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Canapés with a Delectable Spread of Smoked Tuna

Canapés with a Delectable Spread of Smoked Tuna

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Consider this simple canapé recipe for your upcoming cocktail gathering. Crafted with canned tuna, cream cheese, and cucumber slices atop crispy almond crackers, this appetizer is sure to be the first choice for your guests.

  • Total Time: 110 min


  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1⁄4 cup diced mango
  • 1 tablespoon minced cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons sriracha sauce
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 (5 ounce) can chunk white tuna packed in olive oil, drained
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and finely diced
  • 12 multigrain crackers
  • 1 English cucumber, sliced into 24 rounds


  1. In a bowl, combine the cream cheese, mango, cilantro, olive oil, sriracha, smoked paprika and Worcestershire. Mix until fully incorporated.
  2. Fold in the tuna and jalapeño until just combined. Be careful not to break up the tuna too much.
  3. Spread about 1 teaspoon of the tuna mixture onto each cracker. Top with a cucumber slice and press gently.
  4. Chill for at least 30 minutes before serving to allow flavors to meld. Garnish with extra cilantro leaves if desired.
  5. Serve cold for a spicy and refreshing appetizer or snack.
  • Author: mekardo
  • Prep Time: 25 min
  • Cook Time: 85 min
  • Category: breakfast


  • Serving Size: 4
  • Calories: 112


Canapés / Smoked Tuna

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