Two bean, potato & tuna salad

Two bean, potato & tuna salad

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(15 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 4
This main course salad is rich in flavour and Vitamin C - great for lunchboxes too

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal211
  • fat9g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs19g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre4g
  • protein15g
  • salt0.14g
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  • 300g new potato
    New potatoes

    New potatoes

    n-ew po-tate-oes

    New potatoes have thin, wispy skins and a crisp, waxy texture. They are young potatoes and…

  • 175g green beans, trimmed and halved
  • 175g frozen soya beans
    Soya beans

    Soya beans

    soi-yah beenz

    Soya beans and soy beans are exactly the same and the names are used interchangeably according…

  • 160g can tuna in water, drained well



    A member of the mackerel family, tuna are mainly found in the world's warmer oceans. They…

  • good handful rocket or watercress leaves



    Rocket is a very 'English' leaf, and has been used in salads since Elizabethan times. It…

For the dressing

  • 2 tsp harissa paste (we used Belazu)
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…


  1. Put the potatoes in a pan of boiling water, then boil for 6-8 mins until almost tender. Add both types of beans, then cook for a further 5 mins until everything is cooked. Meanwhile, make the dressing. Whisk together the harissa and vinegar in a small bowl with a little seasoning. Whisk in the oil until the dressing is thickened. Drain potatoes well, toss with half of the dressing, then leave to cool.

  2. Flake the tuna, then fold into the potatoes. Add the remaining dressing. then gently toss. Divide between 4 bowls and serve each portion with a handful of rocket or watercress on top. Serve warm or cold.

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Comments (13)

Soupadopa's picture

Made this today but used 2 pod broad beans instead of soya beans also added lemon juice to the dressing both worked really well .Will make this one again.

Soupadopa's picture

Just made this but I didn't have soya beans so used twice pod broad beans and it worked really well. Will make this one again. I also added lemon to the dressing as other member have done

lisavictoria79's picture

Just made this today. I was a little apprehensive about the dressing - I'm not the biggest fan of salad dressings. I have to say though, this tasted amazing and is a dish I will definitely make again. We did however use tinned mackerel as we didn't have tuna, but we found this worked really well.

lanadumonde's picture

Lovely meal, nutritious and very filling; perfect for a quick lunch. The addition of harissa is genius, however I only used 1 tbs of olive oil for the dressing. Topped everything with a squeeze of lemon to boost the flavours a bit.

eleanormayo's picture

This recipe is great - really easy and tasty - definitely will do again. The harissa is great with the tuna and potatoes.

joannaclare's picture

I had never tried soya beans either. the recipe is nice and easy and delicious.

If you aren't keen on spicy foods (like me) just use a little harissa paste!!

keelin_elmhirst's picture

I'm planning on trying this recipe but, what could I subsitute the harissa paste for as I don't like spicey foods?

dnorriss's picture

Great recipe, I wasn't hungry for hours afterwards. I've never used Soya beans and found them a superb find. One can vary the harissa to give the required kick, mine being blow the top of my head off :-)

alanjns's picture

I couldn't get harissa paste, Tesco's had run out of stock, so I made my own by blending 1 tbsp chilli flakes, 2 tbsp olive oil, 3 minced garlic cloves, 1 tsp ground coriander, 1 tsp ground caraway seeds, 1/2 tsp of cumin and 1/2 tsp of salt. It worked really well and this is a hearty and tasty lunch/dinner. I really enjoyed it. I would definitely make it again with shop bought harissa to compare against my own attempt - my mouth is a little anaesthetised at the moment!!

MaxxyysMum's picture

Hubby & I loved this, and it introduced us to frozen soya beans which were delicious (much to our surprise).

laucat's picture

Really easy, quick and tasty with the bonus of being low fat too!

Pynner's picture

A good recipe made it for lunch, my husband loved it.

purepurple's picture

A lovely recipe, made it for friends for work, but would go great with a glass of cold wine!!

Would definately make this again, probably using a little less oil and a little more paste

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