Mousse de thon à la Pomme Verte

tuna and green apple mousse

Come on admit it!!!  Aren’t your taste buds tickled by the name of this recipe alone? The English translation would be: tuna and green apple mousse but I think the French version is MUCH more va va voom, don’t you think?  Plus it is the original name as it comes from the Parisienne food writer Clotilde Dusoulier. She runs this excellent blog called Chocolate and Zucchini, which has become a book. And this is where I have found this recipe. The name of her blog alone sounds very outlandish: chocolate and zucchini….. Not exactly an obvious combination, I trust you agree, albeit, ironically, the very first recipe I blogged was a courgette tea bread.  Anyway, I was duly intrigued by her blog and proceeded to buy the book second hand on Amazon paying the princely sum of 1 p! Yes! 1 p. (ok,plus P&P. But still: a bargain)! How good is that, eh? I was dead chuffed considering it looked brand new.  Good, old Amazon market place! Anyway, the book  is full of very interesting and unusual recipes with a French twist.  The author clearly belongs to the no nonsense school of cooking, which I also subscribe to. All her recipes  seem appealing without being complicated or particularly difficult to follow. A major plus here! I made this particular mousse as a starter for a dinner party. It’s really quick and easy as you basically bang all the ingredients in the food processor and whiz them.  It has a very fresh, zingy taste thanks to the coriander and the lime juice. Not to mention the green apple, of course! :-)  I served it with different raw vegetables and home made rye bread. Definitely one I’ll make again.

INGREDIENTS (for 4 people)

1 can good quality tuna in olive oil, drained

one small shallot, quartered

1/2 crisp green apple, cored and quartered (skin on)

2 tbs freshly squeezed lime juice (lemon would do, I reckon)

1 handful fresh coriander leaves ( or parsley, perhaps?)

60 gr. fresh cheese. I used cream cheese but you could use fresh goat cheese or ricotta

1 pinch of ground chilly

salt and pepper


Combine all ingredients in a food processor and whiz until smooth. Chill for at least 30 minutes before serving.

Serve with fresh bread or crudités.


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4 Responses to “Mousse de thon à la Pomme Verte”

  • I can vouch for this recipe. We were lucky enough to have it at Lucina’s on Saturday night with some of her delicious homemade bread. This was just the starter! The whole meal was lovely. Thanks for a great evening

  • And now we’d like to know how the meal went on!!! Please, don’t let us die with curiosity!!!

  • We had spinach and ricotta lasagne, mixed salad and Lucina’s next post – roasted ratatouille. A great combination! The ratatouille was served at room temperature which I thought let the flavours of the different veg come through. After that we just about had room for profiteroles with chocolate sauce (my husband and I will always have room for desert at Lucina’s – they are always fab!)

    • You are very kind ,Anne ,considering you got the profiteroles AGAIN!!! I promise you that next time I will remember I’ve made them for you already and you will get something different….ha ha 😉

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