Warm potato & tuna salad with pesto dressing

Warm potato & tuna salad with pesto dressing

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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 tomatoes
    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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Twinklebum99
11th Apr, 2017
3.8
Quick easy and tasty
kazzaeb
3rd Apr, 2017
5.05
This is such a great recipe - feels so healthy and is incredibly tasty. A great 'after-work' meal. Fast and easy!!
kirsty_lou
6th Sep, 2016
5.05
I love this recipe, it's been one of my go to's for years. I play around with the quantities, adding extra tomatoes, beans, and spinach. I also add capers, and a couple of good pinches of crushed chilli for an extra kick. Makes a couple of days of cold lunches for work.
rjmsmith
3rd May, 2016
3.8
Made this for the first time and added avocado, boiled egg and used tuna steak. It was delicious with crusty bread!
simonr
9th Sep, 2015
3.8
Me and my good lady did it without the tuna and added avacado and it was ace.
Heathercook18
13th Jun, 2015
Absolutely loved this! So quick and easy. All your nutritious needs in one. I added boiled eggs. Excellent all inclusive dish.
monashroom
11th May, 2015
5.05
Yum! Made this with home-made rocket and walnut pesto, and used baby gem instead of spinach. Will definitely be making it again!
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marmiteetponpon
24th Apr, 2014
check these recipies adding fresh fruits to the green salads, quiet interesting... http://marmiteetponpon.com/2014/04/24/how-to-add-fresh-fruits-to-your-green-salad-4-succulent-combinations/
dragonfly22
9th Jul, 2012
4.05
Delicious -we through in some sunblush tomatoes - very tasty and quick!
juliadas
12th Jun, 2012
5.05
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!

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