“I have encouraged my kids to eat well from day one. I add flavor – herbs and spices – to everything because I don’t want them getting used to starchy, bland food. I also want them to experiment – they don’t have to love everything, but they do have to try it.”
I love cucumber. It’s crunchy and sweet and all things yummy. I really love it. Then born was this spicy tuna bite, mostly because I refuse to let a cucumber go bad in my house. The recipe is easy fast and a little messy to eat but I’m okay with that. I did offer some to my kids they tried it and ran to the trash can. My guess is that Alex (3) and Emily (2) don’t like tuna just yet but that’s okay they at least tried it which is a huge thing for me. The tuna can be substituted for chicken or crab meat even.
What You Will Need:
2 Small to Medium sized bowls
One can of Tuna of choice (I used all white tuna in water)
One Whole Cucumber
1 Tbsp. Cayenne based Hot Sauce plus more for topping (I used Frank’s)
1 1/2 Mayo (or for a light version Greek yogurt)
1 Medium Sized Avocado
Fresh Cracked Pepper
1/4 Tsp. Salt
What To Do:
Peel and clean cucumber. Slice it into 1/2 thick slices.
Slice open avocado and remove pit, don’t worry about being to clean we are going to place all the avocado into one of the bowls and mash it with a fork till a smooth texture is achieved. Add the 1/4 Teaspoon of salt and mash some more to ensure the salt is equally distributed.
Now open and drain can of tuna from excess liquid. Using the other bowl mix tuna, mayo and hot sauce. Add freshly cracked pepper to taste.
For bites, Place cucumber ring on a dish, top with avocado, then top with tuna, and then again with a cucumber slice. Drizzle additional hot sauce over the top.
(NOTE: if you do not want additional hot sauce on top add 1/4 tsp. salt to tuna as well.)