Happiness is eating good food with your loved ones. Ridiculously simple, healthy and flavorful Stuffed Cucumber Cups happend at home as part of our dinner. Acts as a perfect bite sized appetizer or a healthy party snack/ hor d'oeuvre!
We first eat with our eyes and so is the excitement that comes along. Presentation is key to any dish. The crunchy cucumbers and the creamy tuna filling is a luscious treat to your taste buds.
Home grown cucumber were handed over by my bestie is recreated and relished with creamy tuna filling. A lavish dash of cajun seasoning and paprika gives the spicy kick to these summer hors d'oeuvres. Some suggestions for vegetarians to opt for coleslaw, hummus, guacamole and salsa.
The umpteen benefits of cucumbers and tuna in bite sized servings requires simple cooking. Make these bite sized hors d'oeuvre for your loved ones and stay cool as a cucumber!
Category: Hors d'oeuvre / snack / appetizer
Yields: 12 nos
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g
Saturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.
Cucumbers - medium sized - 2 nos
Tuna - 1 can
Oil - 1 teaspoon
White pepper (powder) - 1/2 teaspoon
Onion Powder - 1/4 teaspoon
Cajun seasoning - 2 dashes
Dill (dried) - 1 dash
Salt to taste
Cream cheese - 2 teaspoons
Garnishings - fresh rosemary with flowers and mustard microgreens (optional)
Sriracha (hot sauce) - drizzle to your spice level
Tool required - apple corer or melon baller
In a pan, drizzle some cooking oil and toss in your chopped onions and stir until translucent. Add canned tuna (drain the water completely), sprinkle a dash of salt, pepper, onion powder, cajun seasoning and dill to taste. Add a tablespoon of cream cheese and stir. Remove from heat.
Prepare your cucumbers by slicing them into 2 inch chunks and core them using apple corer or a melon baller works just right.
Scoop the prepared stuffing equally and sprinkle some cajun seasoning. I garnished with home grown rosemary along with its flower, and mustard microgreens. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve.
NOTES AND TIPS
To prepare your cucumbers ahead of time say 2-3 hours and keep it refrigerated if making for large groups. Peeling the cucumbers into stripes creates an exciting pattern.