Cucumber Tuna Salad Bites
Cuisine: American
Author: Rachel Hanawalt
Prep time: 15 mins
Total time: 15 mins
When the summer heat is at its peak, sometimes you just don't feel like cooking. Thankfully, these tasty little bites are cool, crunchy, and require zero oven time!
  • 1 5 oz can chunk light tuna in water, drained well
  • 2 tsp minced red onion, soaked in cold water for 5 minutes, then drained and rinsed
  • 1 Tbsp minced celery
  • 1 Tbsp minced dill
  • ¼ C mayo
  • ½ tsp fresh lemon juice
  • ⅛ tsp black pepper
  • 2 cucumbers with slices down the sides
  • 3 grape tomatoes sliced into quarters
  • Dill sprigs for garnish
  1. Combine the tuna, red onion, celery, dill, mayo, lemon juice, and black pepper in a bowl. Mix together with a fork while breaking up the tuna until evenly combined.
  2. Peel 4 slices of evenly-spaced skin off of the cucumbers, creating a striped pattern. Cut the cucumber in ⅓-1/2 inch slices and then, using a melon baller, scoop out the center, leaving the bottom of the slice intact to create a cup. Plan on making about 12 cucumber cups.
  3. Scoop 1 heaping teaspoon of tuna salad into each cucumber slice. Garnish with ¼ of a sliced grape tomato and a sprig of dill. Serve immediately.
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