Cucumber Tuna Boats Recipe
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Cucumber Tuna Boats Recipe

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For a refreshing summer meal, you can't beat this creamy tuna salad mounded into cucumber halves. Hard-cooked eggs make the salad extra hearty, and the crispness of the cucumber is delightful. It's an extra-special luncheon entree or light supper. -Mildred Stubbs, Hamlet, North Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:3 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 3 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 medium cucumbers
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tuna, drained and flaked
  • 2 hard-cooked eggs, chopped
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 1/4 cup Miracle Whip
  • 2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 381 calories, 24 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 185 mg cholesterol, 940 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 26 g protein.

Directions

  1. Cut cucumbers in half lengthwise; remove and discard seeds. Cut a thin slice from bottom of cucumber if necessary so they sit flat. In a bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Spoon into the cucumbers. Serve immediately. Yield: 3 servings.
Originally published as Cucumber Tuna Boats in Taste of Home June/July 2000, p39

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 381 calories, 24 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 185 mg cholesterol, 940 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 26 g protein.

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Reviewed Mar. 11, 2009

"This is a wonderful tuna salad! For my kids, I place cucumber slices on bread with the tuna to make a sandwhich. They make wonderful tea sandwhiches. I prefer dill pickles with tuna so I will just chop up a pickle or two instead of the relish. For myself, I prefer to put some of the tuna on a plate as is and put some cut up cucumber over the top. Thank you for sharing!"

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Reviewed Mar. 2, 2009

"Made these the other day and my wife loved them. Just be sure to not load the cucumbers until ready to serve, they get mushy otherwise. Good recipe!"

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