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Tomatoes Stuffed with Tuna Salad

These tomatoes stuffed with tuna salad are very easy to make and perfect to serve as an appetizer or lunch.

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This stuffed tomato recipe is made with simple ingredients and it’s perfect for a quick lunch or as an appetizer. I love tuna salad and this is one of my favorite ways to serve it.

To make this Recipe you will Need

tuna: I recommend using tuna packed in water as you add mayonnaise to the dish.
mayonnaise: I like to use regular mayonnaise to make this dish, but you can use low-fat mayonnaise if you prefer. For a lighter tuna salad recipe, feel free to swap mayonnaise with Greek yogurt.
lime juice: Adds a deliciously tangy, zesty taste to your tuna salad.
Red Bell Pepper: Adds a nice contrast in color and texture to the tuna.
onions: You can use yellow or red onions they add flavor and texture to the tuna salad. tomatoes: I like to use medium-sized tomatoes with firm walls to make this recipe. I recommend tomatoes on the vine, because they have great flavor and the size is perfect. Vegetables: I added a mix of peas, carrots and corn to my tuna salad, but you can omit them or use your favorite vegetables to make the salad. I personally love the texture and flavor. Herbs: I like to use fresh parsley for this dish, but you can also use coriander if you prefer. Spices: Salt and black pepper. Lettuce leaves for serving.

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Tomatoes Stuffed with Tuna Salad Recipe

Erica Dinho

Prep Time fifteen mins

total time fifteen mins

course Appetizer

Cuisine Colombian

Servings 8 servings

calories 186 kcal


  • 3 6 oz cans tuna
  • ¼ cup chopped onion red or yellow
  • ¼ cup chopped red bell pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon jumped
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • one tablespoon lime juice
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup mixed vegetables corn, peas and diced carrots
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley plus more for garnish
  • lettuce leaves for serving
  • 8 medium tomatoes cored and seeded


  • In a medium bowl combine all the ingredients, except the tomatoes and lettuce. Cover and chill for 1 hour.

  • To serve, line a large salad plate with lettuce leaves, spoon tuna salad into tomatoes and garnish with chopped parsley on top, arrange tomatoes on top of the lettuce leaves and serve.


calories: 186kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 14gfat: elevengSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 7gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.03gCholesterol: 29mgsodium: 314mgpotassium: 456mgFiber: 2gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 1879UIVitamin C: 26mgcalcium: 31mgIron: 2mg

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About Erica Dinho

My name is Erica and I was born and raised in Colombia and now live in the northeastern United States with my husband and family. This blog was inspired by my grandmother, Mamita, who was an amazing traditional Colombian cook.

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