Tuna Salad in Tomato Cups Recipe
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Tuna Salad in Tomato Cups Recipe

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Make your tuna salad stand out with this fun and simple treatment. The Asian flavors jazz it up, while red tomato adds a pop of color. Edie Farm - Farmington, New Mexico
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1 can (6 ounces) light water-packed tuna, drained and flaked
  • 5 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green pepper
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon soy sauce
  • Dash white pepper
  • Lettuce leaves
  • 2 medium tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup chow mein noodles

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 423 calories, 31g fat (4g saturated fat), 38mg cholesterol, 604mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 24g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, combine the first eight ingredients; chill.
  2. Line two serving plates with lettuce. Cut tomatoes, but not all the way through, into six wedges; place on lettuce and separate wedges slightly.
  3. Gently stir chow mein noodles into tuna salad; spoon into the center of each tomato. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Tuna Salad in Tomato Cups in Simple & Delicious July/August 2009, p45

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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pajamaangel User ID: 1603339 266273
Reviewed May. 24, 2017

"This was good, but not the best tuna salad I've made. I do love the presentation and will be making this again with adaptations."

Tgrif14 User ID: 7792203 133971
Reviewed May. 6, 2014

"Delish. Made it for a friend who is recovering from a fall. You can use the lite mayo to help reduce calories . Make it but be sure and buy the Dolphin Free tuna."

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