Warm potato & tuna salad with pesto dressing

Warm potato & tuna salad with pesto dressing

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Cooking time

Cook: 20 mins - 30 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

Whip up a tasty potato and tuna salad in less than half an hour

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Healthy
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
349
protein
15g
carbs
29g
fat
20g
saturates
3g
fibre
3g
sugar
0g
salt
0.71g

Ingredients

  • 650g new potatoes, halved lengthways if large
  • 2 tbsp pesto
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 8 cherry tomatoes
  • 175g can tuna
  • 200g green beans, halved
  • couple of handfuls of spinach, preferably baby leaves, tear if larger

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Method

  1. Put the potatoes in a pan of boiling water, bring back to the boil and simmer for 8-10 minutes until tender.
  2. Meanwhile, mix the pesto and oil to make a dressing. Halve the tomatoes, drain and flake the tuna. Add the beans to the potatoes for the last 3 minutes of cooking time.
  3. Drain the potatoes and beans and tip into a salad bowl. Stir in the spinach so that it wilts a little in the warmth from the vegetables. Season with salt and pepper. Scatter the tomatoes and tuna on top, drizzle with the pesto and gently toss everything together.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, July 2003

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dementeddragonfly's picture
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Delicious -we through in some sunblush tomatoes - very tasty and quick!

juliadas's picture
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The pesto and tuna combination worked surprisingly well - I didn't have spinach, so used rocket instead, and added avacado and boiled egg which worked beautifully - tasted delicious cold the next day too!

cocovanilla's picture
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A little disappointed with this one.. Didn't have spinach so used mixed baby leaves. Not a big hit!

caytaebner89's picture
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Reall quick and easy to make and tasted just as nice the next day for lunch!

kuifke's picture
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Use fresh tuna. Ad it just prior to the spinach. The tuna must keep its red color

chall1907's picture
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So easy and quick and is perfect for both lunch or dinner. I added sundried tomatoes instead of cherry tomatoes that works perfectly with the pesto

chall1907's picture
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So easy and quick and is perfect for both lunch or dinner. I added sundried tomatoes instead of cherry tomatoes that works perfectly with the pesto

chall1907's picture
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So easy and quick and is perfect for both lunch or dinner. I added sundried tomatoes instead of cherry tomatoes that works perfectly with the pesto

sofeebe's picture
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Really healthy meal yet felt nice a full after! I added a little feta cheese to give it another taste (as the partner doesn't eat tomatoes) and also some red onion. Perfect for a summer lunch or with a BBQ. I would certainly make this again, and some time soon!

cocovanilla's picture
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very nice! Will make again!

kai_hernandez's picture
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This recipe quickly became one of our favorite meals! Healthy and so easy to prepare!

flossieb79's picture
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I find this a very tasty recipe that is also delicious cold for packed lunch the next day. I tend to make the above quantity to serve 3 plus a smaller portion into my packed lunch. I only use 1 TBSP of olive oil which I find quite sufficient and have also made it just wilting lettuce/ salad leaves rather than spinach and this works well too.

ceedex's picture
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Very enjoyable and everything ready by the time the spuds were cooked...so fast and healthy. The only thing is I wouldnt season it with any salt as the tuna and pesto seems to make it salty enough.

lalybaba's picture
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Quick, easy and suprisingly tastey. I changed quantities though. For two of us, used about 350g pots, 150g beans and about 10 cherry toms for one tin of tuna with 1 tbsp pesto to two of oil for dressing. Didn't have any spinach so didn't use but will try again with spinach.
We were full after that lot!

kiisudankan's picture
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Pretty bland. I added cider vinegar to the dressing to give it a bit of a kick but even then. I won't make it again.

laureana's picture
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delicious! scaled it down for one, and i will definatly make it again! i roasted the tomatoes while boiling the potatoes, and added a little squeeze of lemon juice to the dressing-YUM! :)

emmalooroo's picture
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i really liked this, it was quick and easy to make for lunch, and so tasty i had two bowl fulls!

adelaprater's picture

I have made this dish a few times. It is very quick and healthy dish. I added a few black olives and use less amount of potatoes. Usually I serve it with crusty bread.

yurikubota's picture
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It was really easy and delicious. Highly recommended.

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