Tuna Boats
Serves: 4

Tuna Boats

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

Prep time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 large cucumbers
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 green onions
  • 1 (6-ounce) can low-sodium tuna, packed in water
  • 1 (15 ½-ounce) can white beans
  • 1 Tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon or country mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
Serving Size: 1/2 cucumber with 6 ounces of filling
 
NutrientsAmount
Calories220
Total Fat4.5 g
Saturated Fat0 g
Cholesterol10 mg
Sodium500 mg
Total Carbohydrate26 g
Dietary Fiber6 g
Total Sugars3 g
Added Sugars included0 g
Protein22 g

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.

Recipe Source:cookingmatters.org – tuna boats

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