This fresh tuna salad is stuffed into sweet tomatoes, making it a calorie-friendly super tasty meal.
It’s been months that you’ve listened to my complaints about the lack of sun here in Seattle, yet I feel a tremendous compassion for my friends in other parts of our lovely country who are experiencing just the opposite – extreme heat waves. It appears there is no happy medium this summer for any of us.
For my friends who are sweltering in the heat, I’ve created this healthy – no oven or grill involved – tasty stuffed tomatoes with tuna salad recipe.
I’m afraid sweet, sun-kissed tomatoes haven’t blessed my garden yet, so these tomatoes are from the farmer’s market. While they taste good, you can tell by the flavor that they’re truly missing the heat that makes them sweet.
This tuna salad is slimmed down by chopping deep green kale, parsley and celery into the mix. The addition of light cream cheese adds a sweet creamy texture and flavor, along with some spicy Dijon mustard and creamy low-calorie mayonnaise.
Healthy cooking tip . . .
I see nothing wrong with adding mayonnaise to a recipe when it’s done in moderation. I opt for new offerings on the market that contain olive oil. They are typically lower in calories and I like the addition of heart-healthy fats. Just don’t be fooled, even quality products like Hellmann’s and Kraft use a blend of oils and aren’t 100% olive oil and contain canola and soybean oil.
- 4 large tomatoes
- 10 ounces water packed tuna, drained
- ¼ cup parsley, chopped
- ½ cup kale, finely chopped
- ½ cup whole wheat bread crumbs
- ½ cup celery, finely chopped
- 3 tablespoons light cream cheese, softened
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 4 tablespoons light mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1. Cut the very top off the tomatoes and scoop out the middle. The tomato should form a cup, so don't scoop out too much of the flesh.
- 2. Combine the remaining ingredients and stuff into the tomatoes. Chill and serve.
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 231, Weight Watchers PointsPlus 6
Total Fat: 5.61g
Total Carbs: 21.73g
Dietary Fiber: 3.34g
The statements made here are strictly my opinion and are not meant to replace medical advice from your physician. Please see disclaimer for further details. Nutrition information is compiled with MacGourmet. If you find discrepancies, please let me know. It’s important to me that I provide you with accurate information.