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Tuna Boats

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Ready In: 15 minutes
Serves: 4
Dairy-freeGluten-freeLow Added Sugar

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

What you'll need

Can opener
Cutting board
Sharp knife
Medium bowl
Vegetable peeler
Small bowl


Serves 4
2 Cucumbers Large
1 Lemon
2 Green Onions
6 ounces Tuna low-sodium in water
15 1/2 ounces White Beans can
1 tablespoon Canola Oil
1 tablespoon Dijon Mustard
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper Ground

Video Directions


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's 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 Facts

Serving Size 1.00 piece

Serving Per Container 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 230
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5 g6%
Sodium 410 mg18%
Total Carbohydrate 28 g10%
Dietary Fiber 7 g25%
Protein 20 g

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

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