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.
Treat your friends to a healthy snack for four people, (but don't feed to rabbits!)
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
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!
The Kitchen Garden was voted 'most inspirational vegetable garden 2016' by the Great British Growing Awards. It was created for the BBC series 'Kew on a Plate' on a site formerly used to grow produce for George III.