Tuna Boats

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Kids will love this fun, fresh dish! It's also perfect party food!

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Ingredients

2 large cucumbers
1 lemon
2 green onions
1 (6-ounce) can low-sodium tuna, packed in water
1 (15 1/2-ounce) can white beans
1 Tablespoon canola oil
1 Tablespoon Dijon or country mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper


Materials

Box grater
Can opener
Colander
Cutting board
Fork
Measuring spoons
Medium bowl
Sharp knife
Small bowl
Spoon
Vegetable peeler

Directions

1. Rinse cucumbers. Peel off skin every 1/4 inch, all the way around. Cut lengthwise. Scoop out the seeds with a small spoon.
2. Rinse lemon. Zest using the small holes of a box grater. Cut in half. In a small bowl, squeeze juice. Discard seeds.
3. Rinse and chop green onions.
4. Drain tuna. In a colander, drain and rinse beans.
5. In a medium bowl, mash beans lightly with a fork.
6. Add green onions, tuna, oil, mustard, salt, pepper, lemon zest, and 2 Tablespoons of the lemon juice to beans. Mix with a fork.
7. Fill each cucumber half with 1/4 tuna mixture. Serve.

Notes

Try canned salmon, packed in water, instead of tuna.

More About Cucumber

How to Select

Choose firm, well shaped cucumbers with dark green color, that are heavy for its size.

How to Store

Refrigerate in a plastic bag with some air holes.

How to Prepare

Rinse in cold water. Trim ends. If skin is tough or waxed, peel. If seeds are hard, scoop out. Add fresh cucumber to salads and sandwiches. Have as a snack with dips. Eat raw: Add to salads and sandwiches, or have as a snack with dip. Cut into cubes with tomatoes and herbs, and add salad dressing. Make Greek cucumber-yogurt sauce, or add to cold soups.

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