Tuna and veggie boats

Cute and healthy – these tuna and tomato boats are the perfect addition to any party table!


  • 1 punnet cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 slice of white bread
  • 1åÊ xåÊ 425g tuna in oil, drained
  • 2 tbsp spreadable cream cheese


Place tuna in a bowl, along with the cream cheese. Whiz with a hand blender until smooth and combined.

Cut cherry tomatoes in half, and then deseed them using a small spoon. If the seeds are not easily coming out, use a small sharp knife to ease them out.

Cut crust from bread, and flatten with a rolling pin. Cut into small triangles for the sails. Put aside.

Cut the cucumber in half. Cut one half into rounds for the boats to sit on. Take the skin of the other half cucumber and cut thin strips for the other sails.

Assemble the boats by filling the tomatoes with the tuna mix. Pop a toothpick through the sails and stick them into the filled cherry tomato. Alternate the sails so that some are bread and some are cucumber.

Place the boats with bread sails onto the cucumber rounds.


  • I‰Ûªm quickly learning that cute food is so much more delicious to eat, for children AND adults. If I‰Ûªd put a plate of tuna, tomato and cucumber in front of my family, we‰Ûªd probably turn our noses up at it. But as soon as I start whipping it up into something fun, we‰Ûªre all over it like a rash. I don‰Ûªt even like cucumber so much, but these were too cute not to gobble up!
  • This recipe was created by Chantelle Ellem for Kidspot, New Zealand’s best recipe finder. You can follow Chantelle at Fatmumslim.

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