Tuna-Stuffed Cucumber



Tuna-Stuffed Cucumber Bites with Hard-Boiled Egg


  • 1 can of tuna, drained
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 1/4 cup diced celery
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs, chopped
  • 2 large cucumbers
  • Fresh parsley, for garnish (optional)


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the drained tuna, diced onion, diced celery, mayonnaise, Worcestershire sauce, and lemon pepper. Mix well until all ingredients are evenly incorporated.
  2. Gently fold in the chopped hard-boiled eggs into the tuna mixture.
  3. Prepare the cucumbers by washing them thoroughly. Cut off the ends and slice each cucumber in half lengthwise. Use a spoon to scoop out the seeds and create a well in each cucumber half.
  4. Fill each cucumber well with the tuna salad mixture, pressing it down slightly to ensure it fills the cavity.
  5. Optional: Garnish the stuffed cucumber bites with fresh parsley for a burst of color and added flavor.
  6. Arrange the stuffed cucumber bites on a serving platter and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.
  7. Serve chilled and enjoy these delicious and healthy tuna-stuffed cucumber bites as a refreshing lunch or snack.

Feel free to customize the recipe according to your taste preferences, and you can also experiment with additional herbs or spices to enhance the flavor.

Q: Can I use fresh tuna instead of canned tuna for this recipe?

A: Absolutely! If you prefer using fresh tuna, make sure it’s cooked and flaked before mixing it with the other ingredients. Adjust the seasoning accordingly.

Q: How long can I store these Tuna-Stuffed Cucumber Bites in the refrigerator?

A: These bites are best when consumed within 1-2 days for optimal freshness. The cucumbers may release water over time, so the texture might change if stored for an extended period.

Q: Can I make the tuna salad ahead of time and assemble the bites later?

A: Yes, you can prepare the tuna salad in advance and refrigerate it. However, it’s recommended to assemble the bites closer to serving time to maintain the cucumber’s crispness.

Q: Are there any alternatives to mayonnaise for the tuna salad?

A: If you’re looking for a lighter option, you can substitute Greek yogurt or sour cream for mayonnaise. It will give a tangy flavor while keeping the salad creamy.

Q: Can I add other vegetables or ingredients to the tuna salad?

A: Absolutely! Feel free to customize the recipe by adding ingredients like diced bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, or even avocado for extra flavor and texture.

Q: Are there any gluten-free alternatives to Worcestershire sauce?

A: Many Worcestershire sauces contain gluten, so be sure to check the label. If you need a gluten-free option, you can use a gluten-free Worcestershire sauce or skip it altogether and adjust the other seasonings to taste.

Q: Can I make these bites for a party or potluck?

A: Yes, these Tuna-Stuffed Cucumber Bites make a great party or potluck dish. Consider making smaller bite-sized portions for easy serving.

Q: Can I add additional spices or herbs to the tuna salad for more flavor?

A: Absolutely! Experiment with herbs like dill, chives, or cilantro to enhance the flavor. You can also add a pinch of paprika or cayenne for a subtle kick.

Feel free to adapt the recipe based on your preferences and dietary needs

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