Tuna-Stuffed Tomatoes

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Tuna-Stuffed Tomatoes
Tuna-Stuffed Tomatoes
Tia Black

Tuna-Stuffed Tomatoes

This dish travels well, can be eaten cold or at room temperature, is a delicious finger food, children can even help their parents to make them the night before (perhaps by filling up the tomatoes), and they have good nutritional value, too.

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Ready in
10 m
8
Servings
42
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients
Makes
8 stuffed tomatoes

Ingredients

  • 8 pearl or small Roma tomatoes
  • 1/4 Cup canned tuna in olive oil, drained
  • 1/3 Cup cooked quinoa
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 Teaspoon lemon juice

Directions

Cut the tops off each tomato with a paring knife, and reserve for later, if using. Spoon out the seeds and pulp. In a bowl, mix together the tuna, quinoa, salt, pepper, oil, and lemon juice. Fill each tomato with the quinoa mixture and press well. Cover with the tomato tops, if desired.

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Tuna Cooking Tip

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Tuna Wine Pairing

Most white wines (especially albariño) and rosé with most fish dishes. Muscadet, sancerre, or New Zealand sauvignon blanc with cold fish dishes; chardonnay, pinot gris/grigio, or pinot blanc with grilled or roasted fish; sauvignon blanc or gewürztraminer with baked fish; grüner veltliner with fish pâté; vintage or non-vintage champagne or sparkling wine with light fish dishes; fino or manzanilla with small fried fish; junmai, junmai-ginjo, or junmai-daiginjo with teriyaki fish.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
2g
4%
Sugar
1g
N/A
Saturated Fat
0.3g
1.7%
Cholesterol
0.8mg
0.3%
Protein
2g
4%
Carbs
4g
1%
Vitamin A
21µg
2%
Vitamin B12
0.1µg
1.7%
Vitamin C
7mg
11%
Vitamin D
0.3µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
0.6mg
2.9%
Vitamin K
7µg
8%
Calcium
7mg
1%
Fiber
0.8g
3.1%
Folate (food)
11µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
11µg
3%
Iron
0.3mg
1.8%
Magnesium
12mg
3%
Monounsaturated
1g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.9mg
4.4%
Phosphorus
37mg
5%
Polyunsaturated
0.4g
N/A
Potassium
134mg
4%
Sodium
58mg
2%
Zinc
0.2mg
1.4%

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