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Tuna Salad Bento Lunch by Candidly Delicious

Tuna Salad Bento Lunch

Course: Lunch
Cuisine: American, Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Pescatarian
Keyword: Freestyle Points, Healthy, Nut-free, Super Simple
Prep Time: 12 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 32 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 291kcal
Tuna Salad Bento Lunch is a protein packed and well balanced meal that you can make in advance and store for 5 days to get you through the week!  
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Equipment

  • Bento boxes with 3-5 compartments

Ingredients

Eggs

  • 8 Eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoons Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoons Dill

Marinated Veggies

  • 1 pint of Cherry Tomatoes halved
  • 1 8 ounces bag of Baby Carrots
  • ¼ Cups of Olive Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Basil
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • ¼ teaspoon Black Pepper
  • ½ teaspoon Oregano
  • ½ teaspoon Parsley
  • 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice about ½ a lemon, squeezed

Tuna Salad

  • 21 ounces of Albacore Tuna in water
  • ¾ Cups of Light Mayonnaise
  • 1 Half-sour Pickle minced
  • 1 Tablespoon Kosher Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Black Pepper

Extras

  • Fruit Crackers and Cheese of your choosing, optional

Instructions

Eggs

  • Bring a pot of very salty water (should taste like the ocean) to boil on a high heat.  Reduce heat to medium high, and gently place in all the eggs.
  • Allow to simmer on Medium High heat for 20 minutes.
  • Remove the pan from the stove and run cold water into the pan.  Keep running cold water until all the water in the pan is cold. Let the eggs sit and cool.
  • Once cooled, the eggs should peel easily by gently rolling on the counter and the removing the shell under the water.

Marinated Veggies

  • Combine Oil, Lemon Juice, and all seasonings into a bowl and whisk until combined
  • Pour half of the marinade over the tomatoes and half over the baby carrots.
  • Mix to coat fully
  • Tuna Salad
  • Put all ingredients into a large bowl, then mix thoroughly with a fork until well combined and flaky.
  • Assemble the bento: Scoop the tuna into the bento, Slice the eggs, and place one in each bento, Sprinkle the egg with salt and dill, Scoop in portions of the marinated cherry tomatoes and carrots Layer in crackers, cheese and fruit of choice Now, it’s ready to refrigerate and grab as needed.  

Nutrition

Calories: 291kcal | Carbohydrates: 4.8g | Protein: 24.4g | Fat: 19.1g | Cholesterol: 220.8mg | Sodium: 1171.4mg | Sugar: 2.3g