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Salmon and salad bagel recipe

Bagels are popular with kids so this is a good way to introduce some fish into your child's lunchbox. This would work well with a handful of grapes and a plain rice cake.

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 1 min
Serves 1

Nutritional information

Per serving (main recipe only – does not include extras or drink):

  • 1,582kJ / 376kcal
  • 11.0g fat of which saturates 1.9g
  • 40.2g carbohydrate of which sugars 4.4g
  • 5.6g fibre
  • 26.2g protein
  • 1.5g salt
A bagel cut in half, filled with salmon, cucumber, mayo and shredded lettuce


  • 1 wholemeal bagel
  • small can (105g) or half a large can of pink salmon
  • 1 level tablespoon reduced-calorie mayonnaise
  • large pinch of black pepper
  • 4 slices of cucumber
  • small wedge of lettuce, to give 2 tablespoons when shredded

Complete your lunchbox with:

  • handful of grapes (about 12)
  • 1 plain rice cake
  • 200ml semi-skimmed milk


  1. Cut the bagel in half, toast and leave to cool.

  2. Drain the salmon and remove the bones. Mix with the mayonnaise and pepper.


    The fish bones in tinned salmon are edible and contain calcium, but remove them if your child doesn't like the texture.

  3. Spread the mixture on one half of the bagel, add the cucumber and lettuce and then top with the other half of the bagel.


    Prepare the salmon mixture the night before and keep in the fridge to save time in the morning.