Tuna Mousse Terrine with Olives


Tasty and beautiful, this mousse-like textured terrine is impressively studded with pimento-stuffed olives. It's great for entertaining and looks far more difficult than it really is. Serve it on greens along with crackers or slices of Melba toast.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs 5 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 25 mins
1 3-cup terrine mold


  • 15 pimento-stuffed green olives

  • 1 (.25 ounce) package unflavored Jell-O®

  • 2 (12.5 ounce) cans water-packed tuna, drained

  • 1 cup mayonnaise

  • ½ cup ketchup

  • ¼ teaspoon paprika

  • 1 pinch white pepper

  • 1 tablespoon white sugar


  1. Slicing crosswise, cut each stuffed olive into 3 or 4 slices. Spray a small 3-cup terrine, or decorative mold with a flat bottom, with non-stick spray. Carefully cover the bottom of the terrine with the sliced olives, making sure that the pimentos stay in the center of the olives.

  2. In a small saucepan over low heat, heat 1/2 cup of water. Stir in the gelatin until it completely dissolves, stirring constantly so that the gelatin does not burn.

  3. Place the tuna, mayonnaise, ketchup, paprika, white pepper and sugar in an electric blender. Process until smooth. Add the gelatin into the mixture and process again until it becomes a uniform paste. Carefully spoon the tuna mixture into the terrine over the olives until the dish is full to the rim. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours. When ready, remove the tuna mousse from the mold and serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

321 Calories
23g Fat
7g Carbs
21g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 321
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 30%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Cholesterol 34mg 11%
Sodium 747mg 32%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 21g
Vitamin C 3mg 16%
Calcium 18mg 1%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 254mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.