Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Simple Tuna Cucumber Boats

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I am an official brand advocate for Bel Brands in 2013. While I receive compensation for participation as a brand advocate, opinions are my own.

I’m baaack! And boy did I miss my kitchen!

I’ve eaten every meal out and on the road since last Monday and let me you, it wasn’t pretty. I may have gone a little overboard in the bacon, doughnut and chocolate department. On the flip side, I got a chance to try some amazing Thai and Indian food trucks in Portland. Expect a few inspired dishes in the next few weeks. I’ve fallen in love with green curry!

Simple Tuna Cucumber BoatsAnyway, let me get to why I’m here. I just whipped up the simplest lunch ever and it was so light and tasty.  I may never eat tuna another way again when cucumbers are around.

Every year my mom grows a small garden, which blows my little containers out of the water. She does lots of tomatoes, zucchini, carrots, eggplant, peppers, and cucumbers. When I see her in the summer months, I always raid her harvest. This week was cucumbers.

Here’s what I did with one:

Cut the cucumber in half and scrape out the seeds with a melon baller or spoon.

You may want to scrape extra cucumber to make the boats thinner depending on your cucumbers.

You may want to scrape extra cucumber to make the boats thinner depending on your cucumbers.

Chop the cucumber innards and combine with the tuna, The Laughing Cow Light, and a pinch of salt.

You could add more "stuff" but by itself this is a simply combo.

You could add more “stuff” but by itself this is a simple, tasty, combo.

I used the Garlic and Herb for a bit of flavor, but really any Laughing Cow creamy wedge would work.

Pile the tuna back into the cucumber boats and top with tomatoes.

Finished Tuna Boats

Those were from my container garden!

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
1 Entire Recipe
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
190 3g 2g old: 4 new: 4
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
6g 1g 12g 26g

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    July 3, 2013

    I have been using the laughing cow as a mayo replacement in my tuna for a few months now and love it! I had never thought of cucumbers in place of bread or crackers before. The picture looks so good I am definately trying this before the end of the week!


    July 3, 2013

    I thank you so much for your wonderful recipes. I am basically eating no carbs for a couple of months to bring my blood sugar numbers down, and boy, I am so very happy I found your website! I made your stuffed zucchini and your margarita asparagus, and this recipe sounds like a plan, too. Yum.


    July 3, 2013

    Thanks for this healthy, delicious and easy to make recipe. Tuna is a good source of omega-3 fatty acids. But when you buy canned tuna, be sure to check the Nutrition Facts label. To get the most omega-3 fats from canned tuna, buy water-packed tuna not the oil-packed ones.


    July 4, 2013

    Oh yum this looks great!

    Jody - Fit at 55

    July 4, 2013

    Perfect & easy - I love easy! :)


    July 4, 2013

    When it comes to the Bel we all spread the word--lol. This really sounds great but with chicken--I can't fish.

    Evelina Micall

    July 5, 2013

    Wow! This recipe looks so delicious! This is a lot better than making a tuna sandwich. It is a simple but healthful recipe. I can't wait to try this. I'm sure my husband will like this. Thanks a ton! :-)

    Vivian Rowe

    July 5, 2013

    I love your creativity in making a great recipe. I love the presentation of the food and it looks so healthful. It also looks so easy to do. I will definitely try this.


    July 6, 2013

    This looks fantastic. Thanks for this great recipe. I'm thinking about using it as a starter the next time I have some friends over that thinks all healthy food is tasteless.