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



1Drain tuna! Peel cucumbers, scoop out seeds, level bottom so it sets flat; mince part you cut off and add to ingredients.
2Mince green onions, bell pepper, tomatoes, basil (I used dried fresh basil, but fresh is always the greatest, however). Gently toss all ingredients with tuna.
3Mix 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.

About this Recipe

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