A whimsical bento box with tuna egg salad in a tomato with cucumber, carrot flower cut-outs, and strawberry banana pineapple kebabs. Add a heart-shaped hard boiled egg and black olives to round out the bento box.

Lela

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Recipe Summary

prep:
50 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
1
Yield:
1 bento box
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Ingredients

1
Original recipe yields 1 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Tuna-Egg Salad:
Fruit Kebabs:
Vegetable Cut-Outs:

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Combine tuna, mayonnaise, chopped egg, onion, pickle chips, and salt in a bowl to make tuna-egg salad.

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  • Place tomatoes on a flat work surface. Cut slits from the top towards the bottom to make partial wedges. Fill tomatoes with tuna salad.

  • Dip banana slices in lemon juice. Thread a toothpick through a banana slice, pineapple chunk, and strawberry. Repeat assembling kebabs with the remaining fruit.

  • Cut 1 carrot and 1 cucumber into 3/4-inch circles. Cut each carrot slice into the shape of a tulip using a small knife. Trim cucumber slices into leaves. Thread a leaf through a toothpick; insert a tulip on top. Repeat with the remaining leaves and tulips.

  • Cut the other carrot and cucumber into 1/2-inch slices. Cut out mini carrot and cucumber flowers using a mini flower-shaped vegetable cutter.

  • Place the hot egg in a heart-shaped egg mold; close the lid slowly and tightly. Soak the mold in a bowl of cold water for 10 minutes. Remove egg and drain on a paper towel.

  • Arrange tuna-egg salad, fruit kebabs, tulips, carrot and cucumber cut-outs, and heart-shaped eggs in a bento box.

Nutrition Facts

1165 calories; protein 56.4g 113% DV; carbohydrates 114.1g 37% DV; fat 60.3g 93% DV; cholesterol 503.8mg 168% DV; sodium 2470.7mg 99% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
09/24/2017
The tuna egg salad is a simple recipe I grew up eating. If you are making the bento box for the next day I would suggest you store the tuna egg salad separately and place the salad in the tomato the day you are going to eat it. Enjoy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/24/2017
The tuna egg salad is a simple recipe I grew up eating. If you are making the bento box for the next day I would suggest you store the tuna egg salad separately and place the salad in the tomato the day you are going to eat it. Enjoy! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/20/2017
I grew up eating egg in tuna salad and I thought it was a great idea to put it in a tomato. However I didn't have one so I spread the salad on cucumber slices instead. It worked great but I'd like to try the tomato sometime. I cut back to only 1/4 c mayo and it was still very creamy. Also I just sprinkled on some salt and added black pepper too. The salad made a big serving so I didn't see the need to add another egg to the Bento. I finished the box off with carrots blueberries and grapes. Thanks for the recipe and the ideas. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2017
My daughter loved this lunch. I didn t have a heart-shaped form for eggs and just added whatever fruit I had on hand. Thank you for the recipe. Read More
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