This mayo-free, refreshing yet hearty salmon bean salad couldn’t be easier to make! You can serve with crackers, vegetables (like celery, carrots, cucumber), bread, salad, cheese, or whatever you fancy! What I like to do is set aside baby’s portion and season the rest of the salad with salt and pepper for the hubby and I.
I purchase my canned salmon from Costco. I love that it’s wild-caught and packed in water, and economical! Gosh, I heart Costco. This is such a budget-friendly snack/meal that you can whip up in minutes. At first, I was quite hesitant to add herbs to baby’s food, but it turns out he LOVES them, especially cilantro and basil. Parsley so so and rosemary seems to be too much for him. That doesn’t mean I’m going to stop cooking with those ingredients or keep offering to him. The beauty of baby led weaning is not only that the baby gets to eat what the rest of the family eats, but also that he/she will get introduced to a wide variety of ingredients!
- * 1 (6oz) can of salmon (I used Wild Alaskan packed in water)
- * 1 (15 oz.) can of Great Northern beans, rinsed and drained (or any other beans. I used no sodium)
- * 1 avocado, chopped
- * ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro (or parsley, if preferred)
- * zest of ½ lemon
- * ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
- * 3 Tbs chopped red onion (see note)
- Drain salmon and transfer to a bowl. Add beans and gently combine. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix to combine. Serve chilled. Best if made at least a couple of hours before serving.