Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Creamy Light Tuna Salad Stuffed Tomatoes

(Printable Recipe)
This Tuna Salad is light on the dressing yet seems rich and creamy from one single spoonful of goat cheese, which adds a great lowfat flavor blast. Serve it up in these pretty yellow tomato cups and give yourself some extra credit for getting in a serving a vegetable, too. And no, these are not yellow bell peppers, even though they're shaped just like one, are almost hollow just like pepper, and even have a firm exterior like one. A quick scoop with a grapefruit spoon emThey're stuffing peppers I found at the Farmer's Market and are easy to grow. I tell you this since I know how much you're going to want some of these and they probably aren't very easy to find in the produce section of just any store. So go to Tomato Growers Supply and grow your own.
Here's what you'll need:
Two 5 oz cans Tuna, drained
1 Tbs Miracle Whip Light
1 Tbs Honey Mustard
1 Tbs Goat Cheese
1 tsp chopped Dill
1 Tbs Celery
1 Tbs Scallions
1 Tbs Red Bell Pepper

The vegetables should be finely diced and goat cheese will mix in smoothly if it's at room temp. Mix everything together well with a fork or spatula and check the taste. Some goat cheeses are milder and less tangy than others and you may improve the final flavor with the juice of half a lemon. Taste testing is the best way to find out!

TSFL foodies: 1/2 of this recipe in a tomato cup will equal one serving of vegetable and about 1/2 your leanest lean, and ALL your fat and condiment allowances for the day in the dressing, cheese, and mustard. (5 oz of canned tuna equals about 3.5 when drained.)

SummerFest at the Food Network website (FN Dish) is back! Once again, you'll find my foodie blogs on the Food Network along with other great food lovin' bloggers, offering up our best ideas for your Farmer's Market finds all summer long. Each week we'll be blogging together with the FN Dish to produce fabulous ways to enjoy your produce!  This week it's tomatoes, next week Peppers. Check out these other delicious ideas:

Cooking With Elise: Fresh Tomato Sauce
Jeanette's Healthy Living: Tomato Gazpacho Salsa
Napa Farmhouse 1885: Tomato Cobbler Anyone?
Virtually Homemade: Spaghetti With Tomatoes, Prosciutto and Fresh Corn
What's Gaby Cooking: Chicken Kebabs With Romesco Sauce
Big Girls, Small Kitchen: Salmon Spaghetti With Plum Tomatoes and Avocado
Feed Me Phoebe: Roasted Fresh Tomato Puttanesca Sauce
Chez Us: Easy Tomato Tart
Made By Michelle: Tomato and Pesto Pizza
Ingredients, Inc.: Lighter Fried Green Tomatoes
Daily*Dishin: Spicy Tomato-Tomatillo Chicken Tenders
From My Corner of Saratoga: Tomato Jam
Dishin & Dishes: Tomato Zucchini Frittata
And Love It Too: Roasted Garlic, Basil and Tomato Paleo Tart
Healthy Eats: The Fresh-for-Once Tomato
Sweet Life Bake: Pico de Gallo
Zaika Zabardast: Grilled Tofu and Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Sandwich
Thursday Night Dinner: Tomato and Watermelon Salad
Cooking Channel: How to Prepare Summer Tomatoes
FN Dish: Tomatoes Go Beyond Salads

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