Creamy Tuna Egg & Veggie Salad

2013-10-09
  • Servings : 4
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 0m
  • Ready In : 10m

This creamy tuna, egg and veggie salad is a very simple and nutritious way to enjoy vegetables. You can omit the tuna for some ham or other lean meat. Harry loves a raw salad on his tasting plate because he enjoys the ‘crunching’ noise and we play on that to keep things fun. You can use age appropriate vegetables and pick ‘n’ mix to include your family favourites.

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Nutrition Note:  A colourful, nutrient-rich and satisfying salad that’s high in protein, quality carbohydrates and fibre.

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup green beans
  • 1 carrot, finely sliced into matchsticks
  • 1 x 400g tin chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs, chopped
  • 1 tin tuna OR 2 slices of good quality ham, chopped
  • 1/4 cup red cabbage, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp mayonaise
  • 1 tsp lemon juice

Method

Step 1

(Optional) Bring a small saucepan of water to the boil. Cook the beans and carrot for a few minutes or until tender. Set aside to cool. -

Step 2

In a large bowl, combine the beans, carrot, chickpeas, egg, tuna and cabbage. -

Step 3

Add the mayonnaise and lemon juice and stir thoroughly until combined. Serve. -

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Recipe Comments

  1. posted by Lisa on October 21, 2013

    Hi there, thanks for this recipe. I made it tonight with some changes based on what I had on hand: can 4 bean mix, chopped cucumber and tomato, and some dill to the dressing. Served with a boiled egg and crumbed fish and it was a great family meal!

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    • posted by Allie on October 23, 2013

      Hi Lisa, that sounds lovely, yum! Ax

        Reply
  2. posted by Laura on April 20, 2014

    Hello, I’ve made this twice now, once for my 13 month old son and I and once for a big family gathering. I love it, it’s so filling, my son loves the texture of it and every single person who tried it at the party had something fantastic to say about it! It will definitely be a staple in this house now. Thanks

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    • posted by Jess on April 22, 2014

      Hi Laura,
      Thank you for the lovely feedback. We’re glad it was such a hit :) Jx

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  3. posted by Jess on March 30, 2016

    Hello,
    I just wanted to make sure…the egg stays raw? How is it that raw egg is unsafe for pregnant ladies yet is ok for a little baby? (I believe you, I’m just a bit confused! ;)
    thank you

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    • posted by Allie on September 12, 2016

      The eggs are ‘hard boiled’ so completely cooked through. You just need to boil them first and allow to cool. Thanks, Allie x

        Reply

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