Tuna Pate with Mezze Plate

By Dixie Elliott

Tuna Pate with Mezze Plate

Tuna Pate with Mezze Plate. For a Friday evening at home why not go minimal and idle over a mezze plater full of tasty morsels.


Serves 4

2 x 415g can tuna in oil, drained

6 white anchovies

1 large lemon, finely grated rind and ½ cup juice

1 tbsp peri peri seasoning

¼ cup olive oil

salt and pepper, to taste

250g truss baby roma tomatoes

olive oil spray

sea salt flakes, to taste

250g haloumi, sliced

plain flour, for dusting haloumi

2 tbsp olive oil (extra)

1 turkish bread, cut through centre

8 marinated artichokes, purchased

200g chargrilled red capsicum, purchased

8 slices chargrilled eggplant, purchased

12 dolmades, purchased

¾ cup green olives

¾ cup black olives


1 To make tuna pâté, put tuna in a food processor with anchovies, lemon rind and juice, peri peri seasoning, oil, ¼ cup warm water, salt and pepper. Process until a smooth, thick pâté forms, adding more warm water as required. Spoon pâté into 4 small bowls. Cover and refrigerate until required.

2 To roast tomatoes, preheat oven to 200C. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Put tomatoes on tray, spray with oil and sprinkle with salt flakes and pepper. Bake for 15–20 minutes or until soft and heated through.

3 To pan-fry haloumi, lightly dust with flour. Heat olive oil (extra) in a frying pan over medium-high heat. Add slices of haloumi and cook, turning over, until golden brown.

4 Put bread on a large baking tray under a hot grill for 3–4 minutes or until golden. Turn and toast other side. Cut into fingers.

5 Serve bowls of pâté on 4 platters with toast, tomatoes, haloumi, artichokes, capsicum, eggplant, dolmades and olives.



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