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Ingredients for 8 servings:
1. 8 vine-ripened tomatoes
2. 125 g cream cheese, softened (can use light cream cheese if preferred)
3. 1 lemon, juice and zest of, finely grated
4. 425 g tuna, drained and flaked
5. 3 green onions, thinly sliced
6. 2 tablespoons mint leaves, finely chopped (or can use basil or coriander)

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
2. Cut a thin slice from the top of each tomatoe. Set aside for later use.
3. Scoop out the tomato flesh. Roughly chop the flesh.
4. Place the tomato shells into a greased ceramic or glass dish.
5. In a medium bowl- combine the cream heese, lemon rind and 2 tablespoons lemon juice and mix until well combined. Stir in half of the tomato flesh, tuna, onions and the mint.
6. Spoon the mixture into the tomatoe shells. Replace tomato tops. Season with salt and pepper.
7. Bake approx 35 minutes or until the tomatoes are just tender. Do not overbake as the tomatos will collapse and not hold their shape.
8. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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