Tuna Boats

Tuna Boats
Budget-friendly recipe

Using cucumbers instead of bread or crackers makes this meal refreshing and a great choice for warmer months.


What You'll Need

  • Box grater
  • Can opener
  • Colander
  • Cutting board
  • Fork
  • Measuring spoons
  • Medium bowl
  • Sharp knife
  • Small bowl
  • Spoon
  • Vegetable peeler


  1. Rinse cucumbers. Peel off skin every ¼ inch, all the way around. Cut lengthwise. Scoop out the seeds with a small spoon.
  2. Rinse lemon. Zest using the small holes of a box grater. Cut in half. In a small bowl, squeeze juice. Discard seeds.
  3. Rinse and chop green onions.
  4. Drain tuna. In a colander, drain and rinse beans.
  5. In a medium bowl, mash beans lightly with a fork.
  6. Add green onions, tuna, oil, mustard, salt, pepper, lemon zest, and 2 Tablespoons of the lemon juice to beans. Mix with a fork.
  7. Fill each cucumber half with ¼ tuna mixture. Serve.

Chef Tips

  • For a snack or party food, cut cucumbers into thick slices. Do not remove seeds. Place a dollop of tuna mixture on top.

  • Add chopped bell pepper or celery for extra nutrition and crunch.

  • Try canned salmon, packed in water, instead of tuna.

Nutrition Info and more

Serving size:
Total calories:
Total fat:
5 g
Saturated fat:
<1 g
28 g
20 g
7 g
410 mg

Cooking Environment: 

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