Tuna in Cucumber Cups
Healthy and delicious tuna in cucumber cups. A cute snack or appetizer of tuna in scooped out cucumber slices. Low carb, paleo and Whole30 approved!
I just love January. It’s the perfect time to start fresh. New Year, New You.
In the past 3 weeks we have gotten a ton of little project done around the house that have been on the To Do list since we moved in over the summer. We Shawn knocked down the old, falling apart shed that was leaking and apparently was once home to many mice considering all the mice nests Shawn found in there. Eeek! In it’s place is a huge, new shed that one of our neighbors gave to my dad, for free! I cannot tell you how great it is to have outdoor storage. I got some clear bins to organize our stuff, and they’re now neatly stacked in there, along with Shawn’s golf clubs, a new tool box he got himself, and a little shelving area for my photography boards and props. It’s an organization dream!
Shawn also built a pedestal/storage unit to put under our washer and dryer out of plywood. I am so excited about it! It’s going to be our storage for all of our camera equipment, which is currently taking up an entire corner in our room. Just need to wait for the paint to dry! And figure out how we’re going to lift the immensely heavy dryer on it. Maybe I’ll just call The Hulk? Because there is no way I am going to be any help lifting that thing.
Along with getting our house all squared away, we’ve also been eating a lot healthier. After all the indulgent holiday foods and eating (and drinking!) to our hearts content for a week in Mexico over Christmas, the start of the New Year has been a great time to jump start healthier eating habits. We are doing the Whole30 program, which is focused on eating whole and healthy meat, vegetables, fruits, nuts and healthy oils. Basically Paleo, but no sugar or sweetener of any kind. And no alcohol. We are over a week in and I am loving it! Feeling much more energized, less sluggish, but I sure do miss my glass of red wine.
I maaaay have had just 1 glass on Friday, shhh! It’s basically just grapes, right? At least that’s how I justified it to myself.
One of my favorite snacks or lunch lately are these tuna in cucumber cups. When it comes to tuna, I always buy Bumble Bee® tuna because it is simply the best. Available in can or pouch, each Bumble Bee® product is an easy and delicious way to add a variety of nutrients to your diet, including lean protein, healthy fat, and important vitamins and minerals. And thanks to my homemade mayo recipe, this recipe is Paleo and Whole30 approved!
After a day of organizing the shed, these tuna cucumber cups made a great afternoon snack. They also make a great appetizer. What’s not to love about an edible cup? The less dishes I have to do, the better.
Tuna in Cucumber Cups
- 1 large english cucumber, cut into 1” thick slices
- 1 5 ounce can tuna, drained and water squeezed out
- 1/3 cup of mayonnaise
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- fresh dill for garnish
- Using a melon baller or small spoon, scoop the seeds out of the cucumber slices, leaving about 1/4" on the bottom to make them into little cups. Once they have all been scooped, squeeze the water from the cucumber pulp you have scooped out, and finely chop it.
- In a small mixing bowl, combine the drained tuna, finely chopped cucumber pulp, mayo and pepper. Stir to combine. Taste to see if you want to add more mayo or pepper.
- If your cucumber cups have a lot of moisture, dab away the water using a paper towel. Then fill each cucumber cup with tuna, and garnish with dill.
Here are a few of my recipes I’ve been cooking while on the Whole30 program:
Easiest Homemade 3 Minute Mayonnaise
Grilled Lemon and Rosemary Flattened Chicken
Pan Seared Mahi Mahi with Papaya Mango Salsa (substitute Ghee for butter)
This post is sponsored by Bumble Bee Tuna. All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support me!
50 Comments on “Tuna in Cucumber Cups”
These are so adorable!! What perfect little appetizers!! I’m always trying to think of some HEALTHY things to make for game day, and these are so perfect!
These look like such a delicious and refreshing snack, Natalie! I always forget about canned tuna, but I bet it pairs perfectly with the cucumber. Also, it is nice to see diet food that will actually fill you up!
Isn’t it such a nice feeling to get some house project crossed off the list?! We have been in our house for over a year and I still feel like there is so much to do! These cucumber cups are so cute! I secretly love tuna fish and these would be a great healthy snack!
I’ve been trying to get Kurt to set something up for all my props in our garage. So exciting that you’ll have the space for all your camera equipment. I can only imagine how much better you’ll feel.
I love that I can eat these little cucumber cups at work for snack. Yummy.
So much better! Looking at 2 big camera travel cases in the corner of our room was such an eyesore. Now it looks neat and tidy!
Wow, these looks and sound delicious! I love how healthy they are and I already have everything to make them! I know what lunch will be today…
These would make a great lunch today! My lunch today is so booooring: leftover roasted chicken and an apple. Lame!
Oh suuuch a good idea making cucumber cups! I never would have thought of that. And we had a big organization spree here lately, too…though we just have a teeny tiny two room apartment with iffy storage space to tackle. Feels so good to get everything in its place!
We have a teeny tiny place too, so any extra storage we can get is a lifesaver! I now have a few empty drawers, which is amazing. Just need to think of fun things to put in them : )
This is such a cute party option! I totally love how healthy the cucumber cups are :)
Thanks Medha! These are a great app to bring as a “healthy” option. A little more exciting than your typical veggie platter.
Oh my Natalie! These are so grabbable, poppable and look amazing! I wish I could’ve included this in my appetizer post this week, because they would’ve been an amazing addition! I know that I’d love to eat a few of these! And BTW, thank you so much for the shout-out! xoxo Great post!
Thanks Kristi! I’ll definitely be bringing these to my Super Bowl gathering. Otherwise I’ll be WAY too tempted by the nachos and hot dogs.
That’s awesome that you are doing Whole30! It’s crazy how much what you eat effects how you feel. These cucumber cups look like a satisfying, high protein, low carb snack! Pinned!
I’m really liking the Whole30, especially coming off of December when my diet consisted of sugar, champagne and cheese. Ha!
Oh I love these! I love tuna, but don’t eat it nearly enough. This is such a fun way to jazz it up, these are too cute!
These look so good! They would make a great after school snack too! I know my kids would love these:)
These are very kid friendly. I bet your kids would love them, and you’d love how healthy they are : )
This looks like such a refreshing finger food! I love putting sliced cucumber on tuna sandwiches, so I already love this combo :).
I LOVE easy and quick appetizer like this one, my friend! Claver idea! Ill make this goodies this weekend when I receive my friends over! Pinned ;-)
Thanks Olivia! You’re always so nice. Hope your friends like them!
What a great thing to do with your awesome homemade mayo! And these little appetizers are perfectly light and refreshing! Pinned. :)
So glad I found my homemade mayo. Otherwise I wouldn’t be able to have any tuna doing whole30. And these are very light and refreshing. Perfect 2 bite appetizer : )
These look great! What a cute little appetizer for a shower or luncheon!
Thanks Kelly! These would be great for a shower : )
Super clever way to stay Whole30 compliant! I am sad to report I did a Whole20….I fell into a vat of champagne and jalapeno poppers at the Seahawks game party. What can I say…it was the game of games! Won’t even consider starting over until after the super bowl! Am eating Paleo in the mean time so these little gems will fit right in! (oh but I should mention I felt fabulous for 20 days…it’s a great program and the wine was THE HARDEST thing to give up!). Good Luck!
I think treating yourself on special days is totally fine! You don’t want to be the party pooper eating carrot sticks and sipping water at the football game. I think it’s all about balance. And yes! The wine is the hardest part for sure!
I loved (and hated) but mostly loved whole30 when I did it. So much prep work though! That was the hardest part. And no dessert. I didn’t last the wholeeee 30 but I got close! These tuna cups would have made an appearance if I had known about them. Good luck finishing it out!
So far I’m really liking the Whole30. But, we haven’t had the challenge of finding food at restaurants or at friends house yet. I imagine that will be tricky. And so far wine has been the hardest thing to give up by far, ha!
I love these simple little things! It’s been far too long since I’ve had me some tuna. These are great!
Have a fab Wednesday!
I just love tuna. I bought that huge pack of it at Costco, and am looking for ways to use it all up. Hope you have a great Wednesday too Melanie!
I am SUCH a huge fan of stuffed cucumbers, but I’ve never tried them stuffed with tuna before! This sounds like the kind of snack I need to try and asap. These are totally adorbs and look SO delish, Natalie! Awesomeness that they’re paleo and good for you too!
If you like stuffed cucumbers, you’ll love these tuna stuffed ones!
Sounds like you made some good progress on your house, Natalie! Isn’t that such a great feeling? I’m loving these cucumber cups! My husband would devour these in no time. Such a great appetizer, too! Pinned!
So much progress! Definitely a great feeling. Our house feels so much bigger now that it’s not cluttered with “stuff” packed in every little inch. So happy to have more storage!