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Stuffed Tomatoes Recipe

Stuffed tomatoes are an easy no-bake recipe with lots of protein. This is a delicious make ahead low carb appetizer or salad replacement.

Add Tuna stuffed tomatoes to your bunch or lunch menu. They are simple to change up with your favorite spices and additions. Garnish them to suit your event.

Going to a party and want delicious healthy bites of flavor? Make them with cherry tomatoes and load your appetizer tray with these adorable Tuna stuffed tomato cups.

The delicious pops of flavors say all things summer harvest.

Tuna Stuffed Tomatoes
Try tuna stuffed tomatoes for brunch!

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Stuffed Tomato Recipe Notes:

Stuffed Tomato On A White Plate With Curly Parsley
Large stuffed tomatoes are an excellent light meal or side dish

The Tomatoes:

TIPS:

  • I used ‘On the vine’ tomatoes in the pictures you see here. For the very best flavor you need good vine ripened tomatoes. And make sure they are actually ripe. Not just gassed an appealing color.
  • Of course, if you grow your own tomatoes like we do you will have this just right. Nothing beats garden grown tomatoes. 🙂
  • Large tomatoes are a bit much as an appetizer. Use cherry tomatoes for a low carb appetizer. It will also stretch the yield of this recipe considerably.
  • The larger stuffed tomatoes make an excellent side dish, brunch or lunch recipe or salad replacement.
  • When making the tomato cups be sure to completely dry them out before stuffing them. Water in the tomato will get messy and dilute the filling.
Stuffed Tomatoes
Stuffed tomatoes with Tuna filling

To Make Chicken Stuffed Tomatoes try this filling!

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Tips For the Tuna Filling:

  • Please use the fancy white albacore tuna packed in water. And drain out the water in the can. It will give you the best flavor and add no oiliness to the filling. Oils tend to separate the filling since the vegetables are full of water.
  • For best density, smoothness and creaminess of this filling follow the recipe instructions. If you do not squeeze out the extra liquid from your veggies you will have a loose separating filling. That can get messy and dilute the flavors.
  • Feel free to try your favorite seasonings and let us know what you do with this filling to make it your own. We love your feedback!
  • This filling will last in the fridge several days if kept in an airtight container.
  • The peppers I used are poblanos. Any pepper is fine adjust the spice to your preference.
Tuna Stuffed Tomatoes
Yield: 10 servings

Tomato Tuna Cups Recipe

Prep Time: 40 minutes
Additional Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 41 minutes

Make these adorable stuffed tomatoes with a Low-​Sugar, low carb, Gluten-​Free tuna filling. Pop these easy to make no cook cuties onto a party platter or serve them individually on a small plate as a side dish.

Ingredients

  • 12 tomatoes (vine ripened preferred) OR (24 cherry tomatoes)

Tuna Filling:

  • 1 large cucumber seeded, chopped
  • 1/2 Cup yellow onion, chopped
  • 3 Tablespoons garlic, minced
  • 2 large peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 3 oz. cream cheese
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 7 oz.cans tuna drained and flaked (fancy white albacore in water pack preferred)

Garnish Ideas:

  • 1/4 Cup sweet pickle relish
  • 1/2 tsp. smoked Paprika
  • 1 Cup peppers, minced

Instructions

Making the filling:

  1. Rough chop all veggies to fit your food processor,
  2. Add the chopped cucumber, pepper, onion and garlic into your food processor and shred it all.Stuffed Tomato Recipe
  3. Let the shredded veggies sit in a bowl with salt mixed in for 20 minutes to encourage extra juice to separate
  4. Squeeze the excess water out of the mixed veggies.Processed Vegetables-Stuffed Tomato Recipe
  5. Put the all the veggies into your blender and blend together until they form a smooth sauce.
  6. In a large mixing bowl put the cream cheese and mix it with an electric mixer until smooth add the veggies and tuna. Mix until it forms a smooth paste. Tuna Filling-Tuna Stuffed Tomatoes

Assembling the tomato cups:

  1. Wash, stem and hollow out the tomatoes.Drying Empty Tomato Cup
  2. Fill the tomatoes after they dry out.
  3. Add the tuna filling until you're pleased with the look and garnish. Arrange on your plates or tray as desired. Stuffed Tomato On A White Plate With Curly Parsley

Notes

Tomato TIPS:

  • I used 'On the vine' tomatoes in the pictures you see here. For the very best flavor you need good vine ripened tomatoes. And make sure they are actually ripe. Not just gassed an appealing color.
  • Of course, if you grow your own tomatoes like we do you will have this just right. Nothing beats garden grown tomatoes. 🙂
  • Large tomatoes are a bit much as an appetizer. Use cherry tomatoes for a low carb appetizer. It will also stretch the yield of this recipe considerably.
  • The larger stuffed tomatoes make an excellent side dish, brunch or lunch recipe or salad replacement.
  • When making the tomato cups be sure to completely dry them out before stuffing them. Water in the tomato will get messy and dilute the filling.

Tuna Filling TIPS:

  • Please use the fancy white albacore tuna packed in water. And drain out the water in the can. It will give you the best flavor and add no oiliness to the filling. Oils tend to separate the filling since the vegetables are full of water.
  • For best density, smoothness and creaminess of this filling follow the recipe instructions. If you do not squeeze out the extra liquid from your veggies you will have a loose separating filling. That can get messy and dilute the flavors.
  • Feel free to try your favorite seasonings and let us know what you do with this filling to make it your own. We love your feedback!
  • This filling will last in the fridge several days if kept in an airtight container.
  • The peppers I used are poblanos. Any pepper is fine adjust the spice to your preference.


CHICKEN stuffed tomatoes:


You can certainly replace the tuna with canned chicken if you prefer. OR use our chicken spread recipe for a filling. It is also a good choice for stuffed tomatoes.

Nutrition Information

Yield

12

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 196Total Fat 6gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 49mgSodium 642mgCarbohydrates 10gFiber 2gSugar 6gProtein 26g

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