Cucumber Tuna Bites

Cucumber Tuna Cups – tasty, fresh appetizer that looks and taste great, be it a snack or a meal. Combination of the crunchy cucumber, cream tuna and avocado are a match made in heaven!

Cucumber Tuna Cups - tasty fresh appetizer that looks and taste great, be it a snack or a meal. by LetTheBakingBeginBlog.com | @Letthebakingbgn

Hi everyone! How are your new year resolutions going? Since many make a resolution to eat better in the new year, here’s a recipe to help you along the way. I love myself a good tuna sandwich with fresh crunchy cucumbers, but sometimes when you want to stay away from carbs these cute Cucumber Tuna Cups can come really handy.

The lean unsaturated fats in both the avocado & tuna, plus omega 3 fatty acids are a bonus. But rarely does hearing why it’s good for me make it appetizing, so make it because tuna and cucumber together is a really great combination that comes with a pleasantly refreshing crunch!

Cucumber Tuna Cups

Yields: 10-14 pieces

Ingredients for Cucumber Tuna Cups:

  • 3/4 English cucumber
  • 6 oz. can of tuna, drained
  • 1 Tbsp mayonnaise (can be replaced with 1.5 tablespoons olive oil)
  • 3-4 Tbsp cheddar cheese
  • 2-3 Tbsp chopped green onion (optional)
  • 1/4 avocado, cut into chunks
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Cucumber Tuna Cups - tasty fresh appetizer that looks and taste great, be it a snack or a meal. by LetTheBakingBeginBlog.com | @Letthebakingbgn

How to make the Cucumber Tuna cups

In a bowl combine drained tuna, mayonnaise, cheddar cheese, green onion (if using), salt & pepper. Stir until everything is well combined.

Cucumber Tuna Cups - tasty fresh appetizer that looks and taste great, be it a snack or a meal. by LetTheBakingBeginBlog.com | @Letthebakingbgn

2. Cut cucumbers into 2/3 of an inch to 1-inch pieces. Using a Melon Baller or a teaspoon, cut out an indentation about /14 inch deep. This is just to keep the filling in place. Then using a Small Cookie Scoop or a spoon fill each cucumber cup with about a tablespoon of the filling.

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3. Top with a piece of an avocado and a shred or two of cheese for garnish.

Cucumber Tuna Bites

Author: Marina | Let the Baking Begin!
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 10 -14 pieces

Ingredients

  • 3/4 English cucumber
  • 6 oz. can of tuna drained
  • 1 Tbsp mayonnaise can be replaced with 1.5 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3-4 Tbsp cheddar cheese
  • 2-3 Tbsp chopped green onion optional
  • 1/4 avocado cut into chunks
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. In a bowl combine drained tuna, mayonnaise, cheddar cheese, green onion (if using), salt & pepper. Stir until everything is well combined.
  2. Cut cucumbers into 2/3 of an inch to 1 inch pieces. Using a Melon Baller or a teaspoon, cut out an indentation about /14 inch deep. This is just to keep the filling in place. Then using a Small Cookie Scoop or a spoon fill each cucumber cup with about a tablespoon of the filling.
  3. Top with a piece of an avocado and a shred or two of cheese for garnish.

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Cucumber Tuna Cups - tasty fresh appetizer that looks and taste great, be it a snack or a meal. by LetTheBakingBeginBlog.com | @Letthebakingbgn

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