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tuna stuffed cucumber buttons

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
Janie Frey
funland, TX

Our first garden this year produced some 'round-shaped' cucumbers with course seeds, but with great flavor, texture, and juicy. I didn't want to waste anything I pulled from our first attempt at a garden, including these cucumbers. So when I cut them in half and cleaned out the seeds, I envisioned a stuffed cup of some kind. Hence! My creation began! I hope you enjoy this quick, simple, and refreshing recipe as much as we have, friends! "To Your Best Health"! Janie

★★★★★ 1
serves 2-3
prep time 15 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For tuna stuffed cucumber buttons

  • 1 can
    tuna, packed in water (drained)
  • 3 sm
    cumbers (5-inch-long seeds scooped out)
  • 2 sprig
    green onions (minced tops and bottoms)
  • 3 Tbsp
    red bell pepper (minced)
  • 4 sm
    cherry tomatoes (chopped small)
  • 1 Tbsp
    mayonnaise (heaping spoon and with canola)
  • 1 sm
    juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tsp
    basil, fresh
  • 1 dash
    garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste

How To Make tuna stuffed cucumber buttons

  • 1
    Drain tuna! Peel cucumbers, scoop out seeds, level bottom so it sets flat; mince part you cut off and add to ingredients.
  • 2
    Mince green onions, bell pepper, tomatoes, basil (I used dried fresh basil, but fresh is always the greatest, however). Gently toss all ingredients with tuna.
  • 3
    Mix mayo, lime juice, garlic powder, salt and pepper; then mix with other ingredients. Stuff cucumber cups, serve with fruit of your choice; delicious with grapes on the side.