Entertaining should be easy. And these little gems are just that. They are now my “go-to” when I’m having guests over or asked to bring an appetizer to a gathering. They actually make a fun and yummy light lunch or dinner too! Each tuna bite has only 28 calories, 1 gram of fat and 0 Blue WW Freestyle SmartPoints and 0 Green.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Bake Time: 5 minutes
1 package Athens mini fillo dough shells (frozen) or other brand’s available, see shopping tips
1 (5.25 oz) can of white albacore tuna, (water packed) drained well
½ cup apples unpeeled and diced small
⅓ cup celery, diced small
3 tablespoons Best Foods Light mayonnaise (Hellman’s Light)
1 tablespoon minced fresh dill or 1 teaspoon dried
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place fillo dough shells on baking sheet and bake for 5 minutes.
2. In a medium bowl, add tuna and all remaining ingredients, except fillo shells. Mix well to combine.
3. To assemble each appetizer: Fill each shell with 1 very rounded teaspoon of tuna salad. These can be stored in the refrigerator for an a few hours before serving. Or, prepare the tuna several hours in advance and refrigerate. Bake the shells a few hours before serving and fill with tuna. You don’t want to store in the refrigerator assembled for more than a few hours. The shells will soften from the tuna.
Makes 15 tuna bites
Mini Fillo Pastry Shells are light, flaky layers of fillo that are formed into homemade-looking mini pastry cups, then fully baked and frozen fresh. Fast, versatile and easy to use, Athens Mini Fillo Shells are ready to fill and serve with sweet or savory ingredients for appetizers, desserts, snacks and breakfasts.
Most supermarkets sell frozen mini fillo shells. The most popular brand is Athens. My local market sells their own brand called Signature Select. Either brand works great. Click on the link to find out where to buy them. https://www.athensfoods.com/where-to-buy/
WW Freestyle SmartPoints 0 Blue for 1 tuna bite
WW Freestyle SmartPoints 1 Blue for 2 tuna bites
WW SmartPoints 0 Green for 1 tuna bite
WW SmartPoints 1 Green for 2 tuna bites
WW POINTS PLUS 1 for 1 tuna bite
WW POINTS PLUS 2 for 2 tuna bites
|SKINNY FACTS: for 1 tuna bite
28 calories, 1g fat, 0g sat. fat, 3mg chol, 2g prot, 3g carbs, 0g fiber, 44mg sod, 0g sugar
|FACTS: for Freestyle SmartPoints
18 calories, 0g sat. fat, 1g protein, 0g sugar