Warm potato & tuna salad with pesto dressing

Warm potato & tuna salad with pesto dressing

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(49 ratings)

Cook: 20 mins - 30 mins

Easy

Serves 4
Whip up a tasty potato and tuna salad in less than half an hour

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal349
  • fat20g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs29g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre3g
  • protein15g
  • salt0.71g
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Ingredients

  • 650g new potato, halved lengthways if large
    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…

  • 2 tbsp pesto
    Pesto

    Pesto

    Pess-toh

    Pesto is a generic Italian name for any sauce made by pounding ingredients together.

    The…

  • 4 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…

  • 8 cherry tomato
    Tomato

    Tomato

    toe-mart-oh

    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • 175g can tuna
    Tuna

    Tuna

    tune-ah

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

  • 200g green beans, halved
  • couple of handfuls of spinach, preferably baby leaves, tear if larger
    Spinach

    Spinach

    spin-atch

    Used in almost every cuisine across the world, spinach is an enormously popular green vegetable…

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.

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kiisudankan
18th Jul, 2010
1.05
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
26th Apr, 2010
5.05
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
23rd Apr, 2010
5.05
i really liked this, it was quick and easy to make for lunch, and so tasty i had two bowl fulls!
adelaprater
7th Sep, 2009
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
3rd Sep, 2009
5.05
It was really easy and delicious. Highly recommended.
purvan
1st Sep, 2009
5.05
Wow, a firm favourite!
jmistovski
9th Aug, 2009
3.05
gets the daily veg in but I found it a bit dissapointing
cpadmore
21st Jul, 2009
This was excellent. Made this for lunch for 12 people. It not only tasted good but looked good on a huge antique dish. Cooked the lemon tart with it. Everyone said it was a great lunch.
foxychick578
27th Jun, 2009
Delicious! I made this for the first time last night and I added some sauteed mushrooms, only because they were in the fridge and I didnt have spinach. The salad is very tasty and would definitely make it again, I didnt use as much oil as it said either and will remember next time not to mix the tuna with the salad but just place on top as I got the pulpy tuna pesto mess that another taster did.
cherylshap
24th Jun, 2009
I thought this was yumtious!! We made this and took it to the beach still warm. Would recommend :)

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