This simple appetizer is the perfect recipe to keep in mind for your next summer party, or your up and coming Mother’s Day get together! It so easy, even the kids could make it for you….hint, hint.
Whenever I am in need of a quick appetizer for a crowd I normally run to cold vegetables with dip. A platter full of different veggies is normally a safe bet. Unless you have that one strange person who doesn’t like any type of vegetable.
But, for those random occasions where I’m in the mood for something more fun than veggies with dip, I like to make these Cucumber Tuna Bites.
It is an easy no cook appetizer that is light and refreshing. Plus, as a bonus…you don’t have to worry about people double-dipping in a big bowl of dressing, since they already have a scoop of tuna on their cucumber.
To create these little bites, I start by opening and draining one 12 oz. can of tuna. I want to make sure as much of the liquid is gone before adding the other ingredients. You don’t want the tuna to be too watery when you are trying to scoop it on to the cucumber.
Then slice one large cucumber into 1/4 inch thick pieces. If you are prepping this dish early, go ahead and put the cucumber slices into a container or ziplock bag and back into the refrigerator so they stay cold and crisp.
Next, I place the drained tuna into a mixing bowl, along with one tablespoon of greek yogurt, one tablespoon of spicy mustard, chopped green onion, one tsp of lemon juice, and one tsp of hot sauce. Mix well, and place in the refrigerator so it too can stay cold until the party starts.
Once you are ready to plate your appetizer, place the cucumber rounds on a large serving tray. Add a scoop of the tuna mixture onto each round and top with a dash of paprika.
- 1 large cucumber
- 1 12oz can tuna
- 1 Tbsp greek yogurt
- 1 Tbsp spicy mustard
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 1 or 2 green onions- finely chopped
- 1 tsp hot sauce (choose your favorite)
- Paprika (optional)
- Slice cucumber into 1/4 inch thick pieces.
- Open and drain all the liquid from the canned tuna.
- Place tuna into a mixing bowl, along with greek yogurt, spicy mustard, lemon juice, chopped green onion, and hot sauce.
- Mix well.
- Spoon a small amount of the tuna mixture onto each cucumber slice.
- Sprinkle paprika on top if desired.