Chilli tuna dip with dukkah

My good friend Mrs Munro trotted out this dip on Australia day for the cricket match picnic. I am not usually one for a fish dip (aka salmon mousse or the like) but she assured me and my little sis that it was good. REALLY good. Served up with some cut sourdough we took one scoop and were sold. DEAR GOD is it good. It could be the chilli oil, it could be the dukkah (OF COURSE IT’S THE DUKKAH) it could be the tuna. Who knows? All I DO know is that the stars align when these ingredients combine and you need to embrace it at your very next drinks function or pre dinner nibbles. Actually, just make it and keep it in the fridge and spread it on a wrap with some simple salad leaves for lunch. Just do it. Am I clear? Good. I believe that the original recipe is from Donna Hay.

Chilli tuna dip with Dukkah

1 block cream cheese (250 grams)
2 tins tuna in chilli oil
Juice of 1/2 a lemon
Salt & pepper

IMG_5838 IMG_5841 IMG_5847 IMG_5849 IMG_5852

1. Drain the oil from the tuna and set aside (you’ll need it later) and whack all ingredients into a food processor


2. Blend for a few moments until all combined (a min or so)


3. Spoon into a serving bowl, pour over the chilli oil and sprinkle generously with dukkah. You’re done. DEAD SET YOU ARE DONE.

IMG_5862 IMG_5863

4. Serve with crackers, or sliced quality sourdough or baguette…anything to get it in your belly really.


My little sister got back home after the Australia Day holiday and the first thing she did was whip this up. Yes, it was that good. And Mrs Munro is well worth a follow on Instagram for interesting crafty projects and legitimate country experiences (she is the real deal, I am but a mere show pony). Her user name is @mrsbmunro.

Are you a fan of a fish type dip?
Will you make this for me? Promise?

  • Lisa Aherne

    On a caravan holiday but can and will whip this up in my rocket blender. Sounds awesome! Have followed Mrs Munro on Instagram too. Love craft and food ideas.

    • BabyMacBlogBeth

      Then you will love her Lisa!

  • JB

    Hmmm…. been wondering what to do with those little Sirena cans that are haunting my pantry. Do you have a brand of dukkah that you recommend please, Beth?

    • BabyMacBlogBeth

      I don’t have a specific one…I grabbed one in the supermarket. I believe it’s pretty easy to make…

  • Prue Cowley

    Juice of 1.2 lemons? I have no idea how to achieve that quantity

    • Kate

      I’m guessing it’s juice of 1/2 lemon..
      Also, how many grams is one block of philly? (Living with a very limited shop!)

      • Prue Cowley

        Oh that makes more sense! Thanks!

      • BabyMacBlogBeth

        Sorry it’s 250grams

      • BabyMacBlogBeth

        And yes half a lemon!!

    • BabyMacBlogBeth

      Oh apologies…will fix it now. Sorry Prue!

  • Jay – Moodie Foodie

    Oh yum. That’s all I gotta say….

    • BabyMacBlogBeth

      And that you’ll make it…right?

      • Jay – Moodie Foodie

        Oh yeah

  • Life Living


    • BabyMacBlogBeth

      It’s REALLY good

  • Lisa Mckenzie

    This looks good and of course I will make this for you Beth x

    • BabyMacBlogBeth

      Good girl – thanks Lisa!

  • Reen

    Need to buy food processor RIGHT NOW!

    • BabyMacBlogBeth

      Onto it!

  • Dannie Wallace

    Yum must try this with my YIAH flavour dukkahs ;-) Will see what spices i can try with this and will let you know how it goes soon x

    • BabyMacBlogBeth

      I’ll remember them – sound great!

  • vacationbarbie05

    For us Yanks up north….what is Dukkah? Looks like some sort of sesame seed, pine nut blend?

    • BabyMacBlogBeth

      Yes…it’s an egyptian blend I think (if you google you will get proper explanation) am certain you would be able to get your hands on it without too much trouble.

  • KP

    Thank you (and thank YOU Mrs Munro), a really great recipe.

    • BabyMacBlogBeth

      You are SO welcome x

  • Smaggle

    Seriously my mouth just filled with saliva. Mr Smags will be all over this one.

    • BabyMacBlogBeth

      It’s VERY good Smags, very good indeed x

  • Nikki | Styling You

    Seriously good! Straight to the recipe file for me x

    • BabyMacBlogBeth

      Thought of you as I was making it.

  • Christina @ Hair Romance

    Yum! Jim made a huge batch of dukkah recently and I have been putting it on ERYTHANG

    • BabyMacBlogBeth

      Home made is on my to-do list….delish!

  • Rebecca

    Yum! Am making some treats this weekend for my dear mum’s birthday… A new dish has been included!

    • BabyMacBlogBeth

      Enjoy – it’s a cracker!

  • Pingback: Simple 1st Birthday Party Inspiration - Octavia and Vicky

  • Pingback: Our Backyard Gramping Experience