Monday, June 15, 2009

Zucchini Tuna Canoes

As a family we've been working on the book 30 days to a Healthier Family. Its full of great ideas both food wise and exercise wise. Last week's new food, which really is not new to our family, was zucchini. This was mildly successful with my boys. They, like mom, really do not like tuna but I was able to get them to try some. My husband, on the other hand, loved them. He thought it was a clever way to eat tuna and would love to have it again. I made mine with chicken since I do not like tuna. The original recipe calls for 3 tablespoons of mayo but after 2 tablespoons I thought it had plenty.

Zucchini-Tuna Canoes
adapted from 30 Days to a Healthier Family

2 small zucchini (each about 6 inches long)
6.5 ounce can tuna (or chicken), drained, flaked
2 tablespoons salad dressing
1/2 teaspoon dill weed
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
16 (1 inch) carrot sticks

Cut zucchini in half lengthwise. Cut a thin slice from the bottom of each half so they sit upright. Scoop out the center of each half, leaving about 1/4 inch shell; set aside. Combine tuna, salad dressing, dill weed, and onion powder. Spoon tuna mixture into zucchini halves. Cover; refrigerate and serve. Cut each "canoe" in half; insert carrot stick on each side of the tuna mixture to form paddles, and serve. Makes 8 servings.

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  1. These look delicious! I'm thinking that I would rather use a cucumber for the boat. However, if you have a ton of zukes, then this is the ticket! Thanks for sharing! I have a bunch of tuna stored so I'll give it a try this week.

  2. Oh I bet they would taste great with a cucumber!

  3. What a perfect idea. Love it Norah.

  4. I have never eaten raw zucchini..... Hmmm.....


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