No Cook Baby Food: Tuna, Melon and Avocado Salad

Posted on Aug 25 2010 - 8:37am by Christine

Need a homemade baby food recipe that you can put together in under five minutes?

Tuna, melon and avocado salad

Then why not give this Tuna, Melon and Avocado Recipe a try. It tastes divine, it can be adapted for different stages of development and just look at some of the nutrients it provides….

  • Protein, B vitamins and Omega-3 essential fatty acids from the tuna
  • Yet MORE healthy fats from the avocado, plus potassium and lutein (an important antioxidant)
  • beta-carotene and vitamin C from the melon
  • calcium from the yogurt

To Make No Cook Baby Food: Tuna, Melon and Avocado Salad, You Will Need…

1 tbsp canned tuna (please see this post for more information)
1 small slice of melon, peeled (we prefer to use watermelon in salads!)
1/2 small avocado, peeled and stoned
1 to 2 tbsp natural yogurt

For younger babies (6 months+) not yet enjoying texture:
Place all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. Add enough natural yogurt to give you the texture you desire.

For older babies enjoying a little texture:
Puree the melon.
Mash the avocado with the natural yogurt and stir in the pureed melon and tuna.

As a finger food or for baby led weaning for older babies:
Cut the avocado and melon into cubes. Place in baby’s dish.
Add the tuna and stir in enough natural yogurt to just coat all the pieces.

NOTE: Whichever method of preparation you use, this dish is best served immediately and is not suitable for freezing.

We hope your baby enjoys this easy and wholesome no-cook baby food recipe – and if you have a favourite meal for your little one that requires no cooking, please leave a comment and share your idea with other parents 🙂

More Ideas and Information…

More homemade baby food ideas – no cooking required
Avocado baby food recipes
Melon baby food recipes
Homemade yogurt recipe

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6 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Alison Martin Simmons May 10, 2012 at 9:45 am -

    I tried to give my baby avocado and it did not go over well. I tried it myself and gagged. It tasted like milk that had gone sour. I had just bought the fruit. Is it possible that it had already gone bad?

  2. Homemade Baby Food May 10, 2012 at 9:52 am -

    It’s hard to say if it had gone bad, but I don’t personally think avocado tastes sour… then again, it could be that it tastes that way to you (and maybe your little one:( ) . We find it has a mild flavour, not sour at all – do you think you could pluck up the courage to try another one and see if it WAS a bad one… or if you just don’t like them? Your little one might like the avocado mixed with banana – ours loved it that way! And it’s worth persisting a little, because avocado is such a healthy food 🙂 Please let us know how you get on.

  3. Homemade Baby Food May 10, 2012 at 9:54 am -

    Meant to add – lots of foods make babies gag the first time. Sometimes it’s just the ‘newness’ of the taste and texture. They often need to be offered things quite a few times before you can tell whether or not they truly dislike them.

  4. Alison Martin Simmons May 10, 2012 at 3:55 pm -

    Thanks! I will buy another one and try mixing it with bananaa since she loves them.

  5. Maggie Bracewell May 23, 2012 at 9:37 pm -

    I am determined to get avocado on her fav list, will try it with banana as she loves them.

  6. hana1 October 16, 2012 at 9:41 am -

    i try avocado with yogurt for my baby 11 yrs old she luv it i will try again with melon and tuna tnx

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