Cucumber Tuna Boats


For a refreshing summer meal, you can't beat this creamy tuna salad mounded into cucumber halves. Hard-cooked eggs make the salad extra hearty, and the crispness of the cucumber is delightful. It's an extra-special luncheon entree or light supper. -Mildred Stubbs, Hamlet, North Carolina

Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
3 servings


  • 3 medium cucumbers

  • 1 (6 ounce) can tuna, drained and flaked

  • 2 hard-cooked eggs, chopped

  • ½ cup shredded Cheddar cheese

  • ½ cup diced celery

  • ¼ cup mayonnaise or salad dressing

  • 2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish

  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion

  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

  • ½ teaspoon salt


  1. Cut cucumbers in half lengthwise; remove and discard seeds. Cut a thin slice from bottom of cucumber if necessary so they sit flat. In a bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Spoon into the cucumbers. Serve immediately.