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A healthy and quick salad snack that even Peter Rabbit™ would love!

Peter Rabbit made himself ill by eating lettuce, French beans and radishes straight from Mr McGregor's garden. If he had made up this easy recipe from The Kew Gardens Children's Cookbook, he would have had a tasty snack instead.
Date: 
20 February 2018
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Lettuce scoops

Treat your friends to a healthy snack for four people, (but don't feed to rabbits!)


Ingredients

  • 3–4 heads of little gem or romaine lettuce
  • 4 cans tuna steak
  • ½ small red onion, finely chopped
  • A handful of fresh coriander
  • A handful of cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 4 tablespoons crème fraîche
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons capers
  • Squeeze of lemon juice
  • A drizzle of olive oil
  • Black pepper

Ingredients for lettuce scopes, taken from The Kew Gardens Children's Cookbook, Plant, Cook, Eat

How to prepare

  • Separate and wash the lettuce leaves, then carefully dry in a clean tea towel or salad spinner.
  • Drain the cans of tuna and put in a mixing bowl.
  • Finely chop the red onion and coriander and add the tuna.
  • Add the cherry tomatoes, crème fraîche, mayonnaise, capers, lemon juice and olive oil to the bowl. Mix thoroughly. Taste to check the seasoning, adding more crème fraîche, olive oil or lemon juice if necessary.
  • Lay the lettuce leaves on their curved sides in a serving dish. Scoop a little of the tuna mixture into each salad leaf. Finish with a final sprinkle of pepper and enjoy!

Find this and other recipes in The Kew Gardens Children's Cookbook, Plant, Cook, Eat

Join us for family fun and games at this year's Peter Rabbit-themed Easter festival at either Kew or Wakehurst.

THE WORLD OF BEATRIX POTTER  PETER RABBIT™ BEATRIX POTTER™ © Frederick Warne & Co., 2018


Lettuce scoops taken from The Kew Gardens Childrens Cookbook, Plan, Cook, Eat