Tuna Stuffed Cucumber Buttons

Janie Frey


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 vote

15 Min
No-Cook or Other


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

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About Tuna Stuffed Cucumber Buttons

Course/Dish: Tuna Salads
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy Healthy
Hashtags: #tuna #lime #cucumber

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