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Tuna-cucumber stackers and sausage-zucchini stackers with the same sauce and cheese to please both seafood lovers and meat lovers in your family.

Tuna-Cucumber and Sausage-Zucchini Stackers

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  • Author: Sharon Chen
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Category: Appetizer, Gluten Free
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Tuna-cucumber stackers and sausage-zucchini stackers with the same sauce and cheese to please both seafood lovers and meat lovers in your family.


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 12 fresh cucumber slices (about 1/2-inch thick)
  • 12 fresh zucchini slices (about 1/2-inch thick)
  • 1 (6-oz) tuna steak
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 12 kielbasa sausage slices (about 4 ounces)
  • 12 fresh small sage leaves
  • 1 teaspoon fresh oregano leaves
  • 1/4 cup light mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons basil pesto
  • 7ounce cracker-cut Monterey Jack cheese
  • 24 toothpicks

Instructions

  1. Pick one cucumber and one zucchini with the similar size and cut into 1/2-inch slices.
  2. Season tuna steak with salt and freshly cracked pepper. Set aside.
  3. Cut kielbasa diagonally into 12 1/2-inch slices.
  4. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large nonstick sauté pan over medium-high heat. Place the sausage into the pan and cook 1-2 minutes on each side or until the sausage slices are lightly browned. Remove from pan and set aside.
  5. In the same pan, with the remaining oil, sear tuna steak over medium-high heat for 10-15 seconds on each side. Transfer to a cutting board, and cut in half horizontally. Then cut each large horizontal piece into six pieces with one side seared.
  6. To assemble the stackers, combine mayonnaise and pesto; spread 1/2 teaspoon sauce on top of each cucumber and each zucchini slice and add 1 cheese slice.
  7. Top the cucumber stackers with tuna, seared side down and top with a sage leaf. Secure each stackers with a toothpick and place on one platter.
  8. Top the zucchini stackers with kielbasa slices and top with oregano leaves. Secure each stackers with a toothpick and place on another platter.
  9. Serve!


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 168
  • Sugar: 0.5g
  • Sodium: 307mg
  • Fat: 12.6g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.6g
  • Carbohydrates: 2.9g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 11.1g
  • Cholesterol: 42mg
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