These Stuffed Tomatoes with Spanish Tuna Salad are packed with flavors, easy to make and come together in just 30 minutes. You can serve them chilled on a hot summers day or enjoy all year-round at room temperature. Either way, the flavors promise to blow you away.
To make this recipe, I used tomatoes off the vine, which are also known as better boy tomatoes. But you can use any tomatoes you like. Just make sure they are bigger in size, this way when you remove the pulp, they don´t fall apart.
For the tuna salad, I used Spanish tinned tuna in olive oil. But once again, you can use any tinned tuna you like. Either way, the secret is to add the tuna into a sieve with a bowl underneath. This will drain the oil so your tuna salad is not runny.
TIPS & TRICKS to Make this Recipe: The pulp from the tomatoes and the olive oil from the tuna are not used in this recipe. But by all means, do not toss them away. I like to reserve the tomato pulp to make tomato sauce and the tuna olive oil to dress salads.
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The Ultimate Stuffed Tomatoes with Spanish Tuna Salad
- 4 large tomatoes
- 4 tins Spanish tuna in olive oil
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise 125 grams
- 1/4 cup diced onion 14 grams
- 1 clove garlic
- 14 pimento stuffed Spanish green olives
- 3 hard boiled eggs
- handful finely chopped chives
- sea salt & black pepper
Add the eggs into a sauce pan, fill with cold water to cover the eggs by 1/2 inch (1.25 cm) and heat with a high heat, once it comes to a boil, place a lid on the pan and turn off the heat, let the eggs sit for 12 minutes and then drain and rinse under cold water
Meanwhile, cut off just a thin slice from the top of 4 tomatoes, then using a pairing knife, run it through the inside of the tomatoes to loosen up the pulp, using a spoon remove the pulp and any seeds in the inside of the tomatoes, season the insides of the tomatoes with sea salt and place them cut side down over paper towels
To make the tuna salad, add 4 tins of tuna into a sieve with a bowl underneath, move the tuna around to remove any excess oil and then transfer into a large bowl
Add a generous 1/2 cup mayonnaise into the bowl with the tuna, along with a 1/4 cup of finely diced onions, finely grate 1 large clove of garlic, finely chop 10 green pimento stuffed olives and add to the bowl, roughly chop the hard boiled eggs and add into the bowl, season everything with sea salt & black pepper, mix together until well combined
Stuff the tuna salad into the tomatoes, place one green olive over each stuffed tomato and sprinkle with finely chopped chives, enjoy!
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