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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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.
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.
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!
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Tuna stuffed tomatoes
- chopping board
- pot with a pan
- 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
- 1/2 tbsp Black pepper
- 1/2 tbsp Red pepper
- 1/2 tbsp Salt
- 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.
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