Tuna Cucumber Subs + More Stuffed-Veggie Recipes

Sep 3 2019
Ready for a carb-slashed spin on the classic tuna salad sandwich? Build a sub using cucumber halves and lightened-up tuna salad. Yum!

Hungry Girl's Healthy Tuna Cucumber Subs Recipe

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1/4th of recipe (2 subs): 167 calories, 5g total fat (1g sat fat), 460mg sodium, 14g carbs, 1.5g fiber, 6.5g sugars, 17.5g protein

Blue Plan (Freestyle) SmartPoints® value 2*

Prep: 15 minutes


3 tbsp. light mayonnaise

2 tbsp. sweet relish

1 tbsp. yellow mustard

1/2 tsp. dried dill

1/8 tsp. each salt and black pepper, or more to taste

12 oz. albacore tuna packed in water (1 large can or about 2 large pouches), drained and flaked

1/4 cup finely chopped red bell peppers

1/4 cup finely chopped red onion

8 small cucumbers (about 5 oz. each)


In a medium bowl, combine mayo, relish, mustard, dill, salt, and black pepper. Mix until uniform. Add tuna, bell pepper, and onion, and stir to coat.

Slice off and discard cucumber stem ends. Halve cucumbers lengthwise. Gently scoop out and discard the cucumber flesh, leaving about 1/4 inch inside each half. Thoroughly pat dry.

Evenly top 8 cucumber halves with tuna mixture. Top with remaining 8 cucumber halves, and secure with toothpicks, if needed.


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