17 April 2012

Tuna Salad Cucumber Cups

vegetable tuna salad cucumber cups

Tuna Salad Cucumber Cups
[serves 1-2]
What's in it?
1 cucumber [look for a hothouse -- they are a little sweeter!]
5oz canned chunk light tuna, packed in water, drained
1-2 tablespoons of greek yogurt, yellow mustard, mayo, or mashed avocado
salt, pepper, onion and garlic powder, to taste

Plus toss in any and every veggie you can get your hands on!
carrots, cabbage, pickles, avocado, peppers, onion, radish, etc...

You can also use any one of these tuna salad recipes to stuff into cucumber cups:

veggie tuna salad cucumber cups

No Cooking Needed!
A mellon baller totally comes in handy here so, if you haven't invested in one yet, totally pick one up!  Combine tuna with your choice of mayo, yellow mustard, greek yogurt, or mashed avocado [or a combination of your favorites!], along with veggies, salt, pepper, and garlic/onion powder.  Slice cucumbers into discs, scoop out a bit of the center, and arrange on a plate.  Pile on some tuna salad and dig in!  Easiest recipe of life.

To make a fun pattern in the cucumber discs, grab a cheese slicer or a vegetable peeler and peel a few gorgeous green ribbons off the cucumber before slicing.

cheese slier veggie peeler slice cucumber pattern design
veggie tuna salad stuffed cucumber cups

So... How was it?
Why did I just now think of this!?  I feel cheated!  Like the last 28 years of my life [minus the toothless years] could have been spent enjoying this all spring and summer long and I'm just NOW making it?  Ridiculous.  I've been scarfing tuna salad on sandwiches and tortilla chips my entire life... which is fantastic -- but this is better.  MUCH better!  The refreshing cucumber is the perfect pairing for this fun, flavorful, and veggie-riffic tuna salad.  The crunch of the veggies and the tender, refreshing cucumber cups are so money.

 You know the drill -- make these right meow!

or these:


Totally needed to add a side note to this post after devouring a second batch today -- I licked the bowl... the plate... and the cutting board clean.  Just not the knife.  We know how clumsy I can be =)


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17 comments:

  1. I think you're funny!

    I also think your food is pretty... but I'm still not eating tuna.  MUWAH!

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  2. I might steal this idea for a bridal shower!  We're doing tea sandwiches but these are way cuter than white bread cut in to triangles!

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  3. well duh! =) It's okay -- I know you'll make the feta tomato cups! <3

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  4. What a great idea!  I will be making these very soon!  :)

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  5. GothextramileblogTuesday, April 17, 2012

    This looks delicious! I love that you made it with greek yogurt too because I am nooot a fan of mayo!

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  6. Ok so my original plan was to make the zucchini cups for lunch today, then I saw this and immediately went and made them. Yum! 

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  7. Wow... I'm loving this idea! I have to admit that I'm not the biggest fan of cucumbers, but I really LOVE tuna, and this would definitely get me eating my veggies! Thanks.

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  8. Haha no worries! -- Try them with zucchini instead: http://www.peasandcrayons.com/2012/04/fun-feisty-zucchini-cups.html <3

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  9. Yummy! I love summer time when cold salads and snacks start to make their way back! 

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  10. dang you and your craftiness! i need that. haha

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  11. Omg, that first picture is KILLING me!! Hahaha!

    Ugh, I can't wait until summer...all this unseasonably warm weather has been taunting me! I'm ready for the summer fruits and veggies! And you just gave me the BEST idea ever! But I'm not telling you what it is...just expect a trackback as soon as I get my hands on some fresh zucchini! ;)

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  12. Haha!  The first pic really captured my attention!  Love the way you peeled the cucumber.  Will try these now that the weather is getting warmer! 

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  13. That dog picture? Crazy!!

    Thes cups sound awesome, I looove me some tuna salad :)

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  14. These sound so good!  I love the way they look - perfect appetizer for a party =)

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  15. Looks like I need to invest in some cucumber!

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  16. haha right meow! Love it! These were delicious. Perfect to use up some of the cucumbers growing in my garden! 

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