The last recipe doesn’t require any cooking at all and when we tested the recipe, we had all the ingredients already on hand. You can mix the tuna salad up ahead of time, but don’t hollow the tomato cups until you’re almost ready to serve, as tomatoes will start to lose their fabulous aroma within 15 minutes of cutting. And, never, never refrigerate a tomato. Hopefully you have fresh dill growing in your herb garden, if not dried dill weed can be used – just use 1/3 of the amount called for.
2 large firm-ripe tomatoes, about 8 ounces (240 g) each
3 tablespoons reduced-fat mayonnaise
2 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream
2 tablespoons minced fresh dill
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
2 tablespoons minced red onion
1 6-ounce (180 g) can white albacore tuna, drained and coarsely flaked
1/2 cup (80 g) frozen baby peas, thawed
1/3 cup (40 g) chopped celery
freshly ground pepper
8 butter lettuce leaves, rinsed and crisped
fresh dill sprigs (optional)
Rinse tomatoes. Cut 1/2 inch (1.25 cm) off the top of each tomato and reserve as lids. With a spoon, carefully scoop out seeds and inner flesh, leaving a shell about 1/2 inch thick. Set tomatoes and lids, cut side down, on a paper towel to drain.
In a large bowl, combine mayonnaise, sour cream, dill, vinegar, and red onion. Stir in tuna, peas, and celery. Mix lightly to coat evenly. Add pepper to taste.
Line 2 plates with the lettuce leaves. Spoon the tuna mixture into the tomato cups, mounding slightly. Set cups on lettuce leaves (if tomatoes don’t sit flat, trim bottoms slightly). Garnish with tomato lid and a sprig of dill (if using)
Per serving: 296 calories (39% calories from fat), 25 g protein, 13 g total fat (3.5 g saturated fat), 21 g carbohydrate, 5 g dietary fiber, 51 mg cholesterol, 630 mg sodium, 99904 mg potassium
Diabetic exchanges: 3 very lean protein, 1 1/2 carbohydrate (1/2 bread/starch, 2 vegetable), 2 fat
Tuna Salad in Tomato Cups
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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