Is it just me, or do stuffed things seem more delicious?
As a kid, my mom would sometimes make stuffed peppers, tomatoes, shells, jalapeños, cucumbers...you name it!
I didn’t know any better then, but I’m pretty sure there was some sound psychological strategy to get the 6 of us kids to eat our vegetables and try new things... well played ma, well played lol.
One of my favorite combos was tuna salad stuffed tomatoes, and so I decided to do a little swap and try it with wild salmon instead!
They came out sooooo good, it was hard not to eat two in one sitting!
These babies are super macro friendly, with each tomato coming out to 180 Calories, 18.6g Protein, 9.7g Carbs and 7.6g Fat...so I technically could eat two of I wanted... #foodforthought
The other great thing is they are quick to put together and don’t require heating up your kitchen (issss HAWT here in OH right now, not even trying to cook).
Here’s the full recipe for these Salmon Stuffed Tomatoes!
4 medium hothouse tomatoes, tops sliced off (set aside) and seeded (drain any juice out too so it doesn’t sog up your filling #homechef Tip: slice a thin strip off the bottom of your tomatoes so they don’t roll over after you fill them)
2-6oz cans of wild salmon - drained (or tuna if you prefer)
1 tbsp sweet relish
2 tbsp avocado mayo (I used Sir Kensingtons in this recipe, so good!)
1 oz Organic Valley Whole Fat Plain yogurt (helps make the salad extra creamy without a significant amount of added fat)
2 tbsp diced vidalia onion
1 oz diced sweet mini peppers
Optional Garnished: Fresh cilantro, basil, pepper, or evenred chili flakes if you like it hot!
Putting it together...
Once your tomatoes are prepped, combine all ingredients (except garnish) in a medium sized mixing bowl.
Mash together with a fork until everything is evenly incorporated, then divide between the 4 tomatoes (about 1/2 cup of filling each).
Toss on your herb(s), and don’t forget to keep your lid (there’s usually a lot of tomato on there you can cut up to have with the creamy salmon!
Enjoy friends! Now I want to know, what’s your favorite stuffed food? Feel free to comment below this recipe!
Kelly is a loving wife, mother, veteran, life-long athlete, personal trainer, and self taught cook with a passion for helping others. She hopes you will be inspired to live a healthier lifestyle while enjoying delicious meals cultivated in her home, and shared at your own tables.