Sunday, July 1, 2012

Gluten-Free Roasted Pepper Tuna Melt

I have been eating wheat free for 6 months now and feeling great.  There is still a lot to learn.  We recently received a bread maker and plan to take it for a spin soon.

If you eat gluten free, then you can understand the pain that comes with the price.  At almost $6.00 for a loaf of bread I definitely avoid eating it every day.  I've been exploring options that do not include bread, gluten-free pasta or rice.

One night I was looking for a simple dinner solution and came up with stuffing tuna salad into green pepper boats.  If you aren't a fan of canned tuna or tuna in general, I understand.  Try canned chicken or salmon instead.  The green pepper was an excellent substitute for bread and also caters to any low-carb dieters out there.

Prep time:  5 - 10 minutes
Cook time: 15 - 20 minutes

Tuna Salad Mix
- 2 cans of tuna in water
- 1/2 medium sweet onion, diced
- 1/2 TBSP fresh or dried cilantro
- 1/2 TBSP fresh or dried dill
- 2 TBSP of mayo (substitute with cream cheese if you prefer it)
- 1 tsp of garlic powder
- 1/2 TBSP of yellow or Dijon mustard
- Salt and pepper

Other Items Needed:
- 2 green peppers, halved
- 1 or 2 cups of mozzarella cheese
- Optional: Hot sauce

Combine in a bowl and set aside.  Cut green peppers in half and remove all contents.  Each half should appear like a bowl or boat shape.  Fill each half with the tuna salad mix.  Do not cover with cheese yet.  Place the peppers into a shallow baking dish and in the oven at 425 for 15 minutes, uncovered.  After 15 minutes, add the cheese to each half and bake for an additional 4 to 5 minutes.  The cheese should be melted and bubbly.

Serve and enjoy.

This meal is great for lunch or dinner.  It's budget friendly, quick and wheat free!


  1. I just made some stuffed peppers last week, but I never thought of adding tuna. This looks delish! I'll have to try it soon.

    1. Thanks for the comment, Monica. I hope you enjoy the recipe. Please let me know how you like it. :)

  2. nice posting.. thanks for sharing.