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Tuna-Stuffed Peppers

Tuna-Stuffed Peppers

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  • Makes: 16 servings
  • Yield: 16 stuffed peppers
  • Start to Finish 15 mins

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Jarred roasted peppers hold a bright and zesty filling of tuna, mayonnaise, capers and lemon juice in this Spanish-style appetizer. (The tuna salad is great on its own, too!).


  • 1 12 - ounce jar roasted piquillo peppers*
  • 2 6.7 - ounce jars tuna in olive oil
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons capers, rinsed, drained and coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped shallot
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, plus additional for garnish
  • 1 teaspoon finely shredded lemon zest
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper


  1. Drain piquillo peppers; arrange on paper towels to dry well.
  2. Drain tuna; transfer to a bowl and flake finely. Add mayonnaise, olive oil, capers, shallot, parsley, lemon zest and juice, mustard, and garlic to tuna. Stir to combine, then season with salt and black pepper. Transfer mixture to a resealable plastic storage bag. Chill until close to serving time.
  3. Before serving, snip the corner of the bag and pipe mixture into each piquillo pepper. Arrange on a platter. Sprinkle with additional parsley.


  • *Shopping Tip Find Spanish piquillo peppers at specialty stores such as Whole Foods or online. Or just skip them! The filling is delicious as a spread with crackers (and you can even add some minced ordinary roasted red peppers, if you want, for color and flavor).

Nutrition Facts

(Tuna-Stuffed Peppers)

Servings Per Recipe 16, Potassium (mg) 91, calcium (mg) 4, Fat, total (g) 9, cal. (kcal) 109, vit. A (IU) 69, pro. (g) 6, sugar (g) 0, fiber (g) 0, Trans fatty acid (g) 0, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 3, Monounsaturated fat (g) 4, carb. (g) 1, sat. fat (g) 1, chol. (mg) 9, iron (mg) 0, Riboflavin (mg) 0, Niacin (mg) 3, vit. C (mg) 2, Thiamin (mg) 0, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 1, sodium (mg) 213, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, Folate (µg) 3

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