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Seriously, we all have a favorite Tuna Salad recipe, right? Have you ever tried blending canned tuna into a smooth mousse? No? Well, then you should! Believe me, you are going to love this recipe for Tuna Mousse on Crispy Wontons with Mango Pineapple Salsa. Canned tuna is blended with the perfect amount of mayo and grainy mustard to form a smooth mousse. A spoonful of jarred jalapeños is then folded into the tuna mousse for the perfect touch of heat. The mousse is then served on a crispy fried wonton and decorated with the most amazing fresh, mango pineapple salsa from Sam’s Fresh Salsa. Serve as a snack, or at your next family gathering or dinner party.

Tuna Mousse on Crispy Fried Wontons with Mango Pineapple Salsa garnished with fresh cilantro and avocado served on a white platter with containers of Sam's Fresh Salsa in the background

SAM’S FRESH SALSA

So, let’s talk about Sam’s Fresh Salsa. Their mission and priority has always been to “ensure consistent quality in their produce.” Sam’s award-winning fresh salsas are created using the freshest of produce.

Their Mango Pineapple Salsa combines sweet with a touch of heat for what will be your new favorite way to enjoy salsa.

Find Sam’s Fresh Salsa products at ShopRite, Acme and Safeway. For a complete list of retailers, click here! If not available in your local market, ask them to carry Sam’s Fresh Salsa products. Follow Sam’s Fresh Salsa on Facebook and Instagram!

A photo of me holding a container of Sam's Fresh Mango Pineapple Salsa

WHAT IS TUNA MOUSSE?

Honestly, doesn’t Tuna Mousse, or Tuna Spread sound like the next best thing? However, Italians have been preparing Spuma Di Tonna as an appetizer for generations. Basically, canned or jarred tuna is pulsed in a food processor with simple ingredients to form a smooth mousse.

Traditionally, tuna mousse is served alone, with crackers, breadsticks, croutons, and/or vegetables.

Canned or jarred tuna in olive oil, drained and not rinsed, works best.

tuna mousse in a green bowl with a plate of crispy fried wontons and containers of Sam's fresh salsa in the background

HOW TO PREPARE CRISPY FRIED WONTONS

Have you ever tried a crispy fried wonton? Surely, you have dipped a few crispy wonton strips into duck sauce while enjoying your favorite Asian takeout!

Most Asian markets carry a variety of gyoza and wonton wrappers. Search both the refrigerated and frozen section. Unused wrappers can be frozen up to three months, if stored properly.

So, for this recipe for Tuna Mousse on Crispy Wontons with Mango Pineapple Salsa, we fry up small sheets of either wonton or gyoza wrappers until they are golden brown. Honestly, this process takes less than 30 seconds. Crispy wontons were the perfect vessel to house this creamy tuna mousse and fresh, sweet and savory salsa.

Alternatively, you can substitute the fried wontons in this recipe using any of these are great alternatives:

  • crackers
  • toasted baguette slices
  • tortilla chips
  • cucumber slices
  • vegan wrappers (be careful as they tend to crack easily)

IMPORTANCE OF QUALITY INGREDIENTS

Honestly, the simplicity of this recipe for Tuna Mousse on Fried Wontons with Mango Pineapple Salsa begs for quality ingredients:

  • high-quality canned or jarred tuna packed in olive oil (if you don’t like tuna, chicken is a great substitute)
  • a great tasting mayonnaise and quality grainy mustard
  • fresh mango pineapple salsa from Sam’s Fresh Salsa
  • garnish with fresh cilantro and fresh avocado slices

TIPS ON PREPARING TUNA MOUSSE ON CRISPY WONTONS WITH MANGO PINEAPPLE SALSA

Here are a few tips on making this perfect canned tuna appetizer:

  • use tuna packed in oil for the best flavor
  • drain tuna (do NOT rinse)
  • use a food processor to blend the mousse
  • refrigerate the tuna mousse for at least 30 minutes prior to plating
  • adjust the amount of jarred, diced jalapeños to your liking (can leave out if you desire)
  • closely watch the wontons as they are frying (it only takes seconds for them to become brown and crispy…be sure to flip)
  • place the wontons on paper towels to soak up any excess oil after frying
  • wontons need to be cooled down prior to adding the tuna mousse
  • top with the fresh mango salsa using a slotted spoon (this will ensure the wontons do not become soggy)
  • garnish with fresh ingredients (cilantro and avocado)
  • both the tuna mousse and crispy wontons can be prepared well in advance

LEFTOVERS AND STORAGE

Store leftover tuna mousse in an airtight container. Place in fridge for up to three days. Freezing is NOT recommended. Crispy fried wontons can be place in a sealable bag for up to a week.

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Tuna Mousse on Crispy Fried Wontons with Mango Pineapple Salsa garnished with fresh cilantro and avocado served on a white platter with containers of Sam's Fresh Salsa in the background

Tuna Mousse on Crispy Wontons with Mango Pineapple Salsa


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Seriously, we all have a favorite Tuna Salad recipe, right? Have you ever tried blending canned tuna into a smooth mousse? No? Well, then you should! Believe me, you are going to love this recipe for Tuna Mousse on Crispy Wontons with Mango Pineapple Salsa. Canned tuna is blended with the perfect amount of mayo and grainy mustard to form a smooth mousse. A spoonful of jarred jalapeños is then folded into the tuna mousse for the perfect touch of heat.

The mousse is then served on a crispy fried wonton and decorated with the most amazing fresh, mango pineapple salsa from Sam’s Fresh Salsa. Serve as a snack, or at your next family gathering or dinner party.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 cans tuna packed in oil
  • 8 to 10 wonton or gyoza wrappers
  • 4 to 6 ounces Sam’s Fresh Mango Pineapple Salsa
  • oil for frying
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise 
  • 1 tablespoon grainy mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons jarred jalapeños (diced)
  • 1/2 avocado sliced
  • 2 teaspoons fresh chopped cilantro
  • lime wedges, for serving

Instructions

  1. Drain tuna. Do NOT rinse.
  2. Add tuna to a food processor with mayo, mustard and black pepper. 
  3. Pulse into a smooth mousse.
  4. Place tuna mousse in a bowl. Fold in jarred jalapeños. 
  5. Cover and place in fridge for at least 30 minutes.
  6. Heat oil in pan for frying.
  7. Place individual gyoza or wonton wrappers in hot oil. Crisp up on both sides (this will only take seconds).
  8. Lay fried wontons on paper towels to drain excess grease. Allow to cool down. 
  9. Place fried wonton crisps onto a platter.
  10. Add tuna mousse inside of a pastry bag. 
  11. Pipe approximately one tablespoon of tuna mixture onto each crisp wonton.
  12. Top each with a spoonful of Sam’s Fresh Mango Pineapple Salsa.
  13. Garnish each with fresh avocado slices and fresh chopped cilantro.
  14. Serve with lime wedges.
  15. ENJOY!
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Notes

  • tuna mousse can be prepared well ahead of time and stored in fridge
  • crisp wontons can also be made ahead of time
  • this recipe makes enough tuna mousse for 8 to 10 generous servings 
  • plan on one serving per guest as an appetizer (maybe two)
  • see post for additional notes and tips
  • Prep Time: 35 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Easy
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 serving

Keywords: how to make tuna mousse, what is tuna mousse, canned tuna appetizer ideas, appetizer ideas, easy appetizer ideas, canned tuna recipes, canned tuna packed in oil recipes, tuna salad recipes, sweet and savory appetizer ideas

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