Tuna and Caper Bites

One weekend while camping, my sister-in-law whipped up a simpler version of these tasty tuna bites as a snack. I decided to add capers, shallot, and lemon to make these elegant enough to serve at your next dinner party! I highly recommend using Mary's Gone Crackers® brand seed crackers; they not only provide the perfect nutty flavor, but they are also very crispy and sturdy, allowing these to be made an hour or two ahead of time.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
20 crackers


  • 1 (5 ounce) can tuna packed in oil, drained

  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise

  • 1 tablespoon minced shallot, divided

  • 1 tablespoon minced capers, divided

  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

  • salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste

  • 20 seed crackers (such as Mary's Gone Crackers™)

  • 40 leaves arugula


  1. Combine tuna, mayonnaise, 1/2 of the shallot, 1/2 of the capers, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Set aside.

  2. Place crackers on a serving platter. Place 2 arugula leaves, torn in half, on each cracker. Divide tuna mixture among the crackers. Sprinkle with remaining shallot and capers.

Cook's Notes:

I prefer tuna packed in oil as it is more moist, however if you are using tuna packed in water, you may wish to drizzle 1 to 2 teaspoons of olive oil into the mixture.

For a simpler, quicker version, mix the tuna with just mayo, salt, and pepper.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

24 Calories
2g Fat
0g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 24
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 45mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 8mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 30mg 1%

* 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.

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