Hummus Tuna Cucumber Bites

Hummus Tuna Cucumber Bites
Kaleigh McMordie, MCN, RDN

Nutrition Highlights (per serving)

Calories 75
Fat 2g
Carbs 5g
Protein 9g
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 (8 bites each)
Amount per serving  
Calories 75
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 142mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 1g  
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Protein 9g  
Vitamin D 1mcg 5%
Calcium 29mg 2%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 238mg 5%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Total Time 5 min
Prep 5 min, Cook 0 min
Servings 4 (8 bites each)

When most people think of canned tuna, they probably picture traditional tuna salad made with mayonnaise and sandwiched between two pieces of bread. But tuna doesn't have to be reserved for tuna salad or even just for lunch. Canned tuna also makes a great high protein snack that is easy to prepare and even easier to enjoy in these easy hummus tuna cucumber bites.

Canned albacore tuna is a great source of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. It's also naturally high in protein and low in sodium (just make sure you check the label to make sure there is no added salt).

Hummus adds even more protein, a healthy dose of fiber, and tons of flavor. Just use your favorite flavor of prepared hummus (or make your own) to instantly transform canned tuna into a delicious snack that will keep you full and satisfied.

Ingredients

  • 1 can (6 oounce) albacore tuna packed in water
  • 1/4 cup hummus, any flavor
  • 2 cucumbers, sliced into rounds
  • Freshly chopped herbs, for garnish (optional)

Preparation

  1. Drain tuna. In a small bowl, mix tuna and hummus together.
  2. Use a teaspoon to scoop tuna onto cucumber rounds.
  3. Sprinkle with freshly chopped herbs (optional).
  4. Serve immediately or refrigerate, covered, until ready to serve.

Ingredient Variations and Substitutions

Spice up these bites with your favorite flavor of hummus, such as roasted garlic and roasted red pepper.

Check the labels on your hummus and tuna to make sure they are lower in sodium.

Herb suggestions for topping include chives, fresh dill, and parsley.

Cooking and Serving Tips

If you won't be serving these bites for more than a couple of hours, mix the tuna ahead of time and cover in the refrigerator. Slice cucumbers and assemble just before serving.

Serve on sliced cucumbers for easy bites that you can prepare and snack on easily.

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