Tuna Cucumber Boats

Tuna Cucumber Boats

TUNA CUCUMBER BOATS

 

Image result for TUNA CUCUMBER BOATTuna Salad Cucumber Boat by Emily Kyle Nutrition 1

Ingredients:

  • 2 large cucumbers
  • 2 cans of white tuna packed in water (or Costco canned chicken)
  • 2 stalks of celery, diced fine
  • ¼ cup onion, diced fine
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt (non-fat) PHASE 2 
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
  • Optional
  • Fresh garden herbs: basil, parsley, and dill
  • Tomatoes for garnish
Directions:
  1. Wash and dry the cucumbers.
  2. Slice them down the middle length wise.
  3. Using a spoon, gently scrape out the insides.
    Enjoy a light and refreshing Tuna Salad Cucumber boat while cutting down on calories and carbohydrates! Made with Greek yogurt and fresh cucumbers, this dish is the perfect lightened up version of the classic tuna sandwich.
  4. Set aside.
  5. Drain the water from the tuna cans and scoop into a large bowl.
  6. Using a fork, gently mash the tuna until it is flaked.
  7. Add the celery, onion, Greek yogurt, mustard, salt and pepper. Add the fresh herbs if you plan to use any.
  8. Mash all of the ingredients together with a fork until everything is mixed together well.
  9. Place your fresh tuna salad mixture in each cucumber half.
  10. Top with sliced, homegrown tomatoes and additional salt and pepper to taste.
  11. Enjoy!
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