tuna stuffed tomatoes

The Perfect Summer Recipe: How to Make Cold Tuna Stuffed Tomatoes

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In hot summer days, I find it really hard to cook anything heavy or time-consuming so I go for fast, healthy and light options. My favorite thing to do is tuna stuffed tomatoes.

I usually serve it as a main course or a side dish depending on how hungry we are. It can be served as both.

Making cold tuna stuffed tomatoes

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The stuffing

First, you need to peel the potatoes and carrots and put them in a pot. Turn on the heat, on high and put the pot with the pototoes and carrots, cover them with water and let them cook.

peeled potatoes and carrot

Cook until the veggies become soft but not mushy, this usually takes around 10-15 min.

Then, remove it from the heat. Drain the veggies and add cold water to cool them off. This way it will be easier to cut.

Use a chopping board to cut the carrot and potatoes into cubes.

Afer that, put the chopped veggies in a medium bowl so as to be able to mix everything together.

In this bowl you need to add the mayo, tuna, red pepper, black pepper and salt. The next step is to mix everything well and put aside.

chopped veggies with mayo and spices

How to get the tomatoes ready to be stuffed

For the best result, the tomatoes should be ripe but not too soft.

After you wash the tomatoes, you need to prepare them for the stuffing.

Using a chopping board cut the “bottom” part of the tomato, the pedicel and the flower part inside the tomato. So, the slice will be a bit thick. You can throw away this part.

At this point you must have the tomato without the flower part.

Now, you need to gently remove the inside of the tomato leaving only the wall. If you use a spoon, it will make your life easier. You can keep this tomato sauce and use it for later.

How to stuff the cold tomatoes with tuna

By now, you should have the mixture and the empty tomatoes. Time has come for the last step – Filling the tomatoes with the mixture!

Garnish with some parsly and enjoy!

5 stuffed tomatoes

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Tuna stuffed tomatoes

My favorite dish for a hot day!
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword light dish, suffed tomatoes, summer dish, tuna
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 149.6kcal
Author Darina Ivanova

Equipment

  • chopping board
  • pot with a pan

Ingredients

  • 4 potatoes medium size
  • 1 carrot medium size
  • 5 tomatoes big, ripped but not too soft
  • 1 can of tuna fish I get the olive oil-soaked
  • 3 Tbs mayonnaise
  • Parsley
  • 1/2 tbsp Black pepper
  • 1/2 tbsp Red pepper
  • 1/2 tbsp Salt

Instructions

  • Boil the potatoes and carrot for about 15 min until they get soft but not too mushy.
  • Then remove the veggies and cool down with water.
  • Cut the potatoes and the carrot into cubes.
  • Put the veggies in a bowl.
  • Add to the veggies the tuna, mayo, black and red pepper, and salt.
  • Mix everything together. Put aside.
  • Cut the “bottom” part of the tomato, the pedicel and the flower part inside the tomato and throw away this part.
  • Remove the inside of the tomatoes.
  • Fill the tomatoes with the mixture that you have put aside.
  • Garnish with chopped parsley on top.

Notes

Best served chilled! 
Bon appetit.

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9 thoughts on “The Perfect Summer Recipe: How to Make Cold Tuna Stuffed Tomatoes”

    • Hey, Constance!

      You will be definitely licking your fingers. Let me know how it goes. Thank you for commenting and good luck doing the recipe.
      Darina

      Reply
  1. 5 stars
    In the last time, I have discovered a new ingredient in my meals – tuna! It’s not so bad as I thought! 😀 So now I am experimenting and making different foods, for example, warm and creamy sauce with tuna or rice with tuna and soya sauce. Your recipe will definitely be one of my next meals! Thank you a lot!

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    • Hey, Sandra!
      That is great news. Tuna is a great ingredient and there are so many different things it can go with. I like it with Stuffed tomatoes, salads, sandwiches and pizzas to make just a few. Plus it is so delicious and easy to make something fast. In the winter I enjoy having tuna casserole a lot.
      You will for sure enjoy the stuffed tomatoes. Let me know how when you do them.
      Thank you for visiting and commenting.

      Reply

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