Cucumber Canoes Recipe
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Cucumber Canoes Recipe

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This recipe is a great light lunch or dinner. The cute canoes are fun for kids to put together using healthy vegetables. And they love eating them, because they made the meal themselves.—Robert Gibson, Norristown, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 2 medium cucumbers
  • 2 cans (6 ounces each) tuna, drained
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 celery rib, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped onion
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 cherry tomatoes
  • 1 medium carrot, cut into eight sticks

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 288 calories, 23g fat (3g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 311mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 13g protein.


  1. Slice cucumbers in half lengthwise; with a spoon, remove and discard the seeds. cut a thin slice from bottom of each cucumber half if necessary so it sits flat. In a bowl, combine the tuna, mayonnaise, celery, onion, salt and pepper. Spoon into cucumber halves. Add tomatoes for people and carrot sticks for paddles. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Cucumber Canoes in Quick Cooking July/August 2002, p41

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powmon User ID: 5490700 85507
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2012

"My sister made these exactly as stated and they were delicious and very cute!"

anitaharr2000 User ID: 4947947 57486
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2010

"This recipe was gret and easy. if you think you may eat a lot of it a way to change it would be to substitute chicken for the tuna"

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