Monday, July 20, 2009

Pasta Salad with Tuna and Sweet Corn

With all the traveling we've been doing lately I haven't had a chance to bake anything lately, but I did just get the book First Meals by Annabel Karmel. Sadie is bored with her baby food, so we're trying new recipes and First Meals has recipes grouped by age group. Here's the one we tried today.

Pasta Salad with Tuna and Sweet Corn
Preparation: 7 minutes, Cooking: 12 minutes
Makes: 2 portions
Provides: protein, b vitamins, and vitamins C,D, and E

2 oz pasta twists
3 1/2 oz canned tuna in oil, drained and flaked
1/3 cup canned or cooked frozen sweet corn
3 cherry tomatoes
1 green onion, finely chopped

2 tbsp mayonnaise
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp light olive oil

-Cook the pasta in boiling, lightly salted water, according to the instructions on the package.
-Mix together the ingredients for the dressing.
-Mix the cooked pasta together with the tuna, sweet corn, tomatoes and green onion and toss in the dressing.
-Optional- you can also add avocado to this salad (I didn't this time).

It turned out really well and Sadie ate a bunch of it. She only made one little face at first and I think that might be because it was her first taste of tuna and it was different from the other foods she's had so far. I'll post any other good recipes that I discover as I learn to cook easily chewed toddler food!

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