Monday, June 9, 2014

80--- Mediterranean Tuna-Stuffed Tomatoes

This is a simple no-cook meal for a hot summer day.  The tuna salad is made without mayonnaise- but with a ton of flavor! Tuna is a great lean protein, loaded with healthy fats- which makes for a fantastic, easy summer meal without heating up your kitchen or lighting your grill.

Mediterranean Tuna-Stuffed Tomatoes
Serves 4

4 large ripe tomatoes
2 cans chunk tuna in water, drained (6 oz cans)
1 large lemon, juiced
2 oz crumbled feta cheese
1 Tbsp capers (go crazy if you're crazy for capers)
3 Tbsp finely chopped red onion
14-15 kalamata olives, pitted and chopped
3/4 cup green of your choice (arugula and spinach are nice), chopped
5-6 soft sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
1/8 tsp garlic powder
1/8 tsp dried oregano
1/4 tsp salt
Dash ground black pepper
Dash crushed red pepper, to taste

Combine all ingredients, except for ripe tomatoes, in a bowl.  Cover and refrigerate for one hour prior to serving.

For tomatoes, use a sharp paring knife to cut a 3" circle into the top of a tomato. Angle knife inward to help remove a triangle-shaped piece of tomato.  Use a spoon to gently remove the pulp and seeds from the inside of the tomato (no need to scrape close to the skin- leave some flesh.  Sprinkle the inside lightly with salt and pepper.  Repeat with remaining tomatoes.

To serve: Spoon tuna salad mixture into each hollowed tomato. Garnish as desired and serve!

Nutrition Info per 1 stuffed tomato: 186 calories, 7 g fat, 22 g protein, 6 g carbohydrates, 3 g fiber

1 comment:

  1. Goodness gracious that looks fantastic! What a delicious and creative recipe that I can't wait to try :)

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