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Stuffed Tomato Salad


  • 1 cucumber, diced
  • 4 large tomatoes
  • ¼ cup onion, diced
  • 12 oz water-packed tuna, drained
  • 2 tbsp light mayonnaise (5 g fat/tbsp)
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil leaves, shaved (if fresh basil is unavailable, use 2 tsp dry basil)
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 2 cups whole lettuce leaves


  1. Slice the tops off the tomatoes.
  2. Using a spoon, scrape out the inside of the tomatoes.
  3. Chop and save the tomato pulp in a large bowl.
  4. Mix the rest of ingredients in the same bowl.
  5. Spoon mixture into hollowed-out tomatoes.
  6. Serve tomatoes on beds of lettuce.


Total fat may be slightly higher than the sum of individual fat totals due to rounding or lack of available information (some food items in the software do not have an indicated breakdown of mono- and polyunsaturated fats).

Salad can be seasoned with different herbs and seasonings according to your own preference.

Menu Suggestions

Serve on a bed of lettuce, garnished with fresh parsley. Can be served as salad selection or used as appetizer or afternoon snack.
Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving Calories 238
Total Fat 10.1g
Saturated Fat 1.9g
Monounsaturated Fat 2.9g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3.4g
Sodium 652.1mg
Total Carbohydrate 10.8 g
(after subtracting fiber = 8.2 g)
Dietary Fiber 2.6g
Protein 26.8g

Exchanges per Serving

2 Vegetable
3 Lean Meat
2 Fat
1/2 Carbohydrate Choice