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Spicy tuna & cottage cheese jacket

Spicy tuna & cottage cheese jacket

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 1 hr

Easy

Serves 1
For a low-fat energy lunch try a carbohydrate-heavy baked potato with a light and nutritious filling

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal439
  • fat5g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs33g
  • sugars7g
  • fibre3g
  • protein64g
  • salt1.7g
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Ingredients

  • 225g can tuna, drained

    Tuna

    tune-ah

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

  • ½ red chilli, chopped
  • 1 spring onion, sliced

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • handful halved cherry tomatoes
  • ½ small bunch coriander, chopped
  • 1 medium-sized jacket potato
  • 150g low-fat cottage cheese

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/Gas 4/fan oven 160C. Prick the potato several times with a fork and put it straight onto a shelf in the hottest part of the oven. Bake for approximately 1 hour, or until it is soft inside.

  2. Mix tuna with chilli, spring onion, cherry tomatoes and coriander. Split jacket potato and fill with the tuna mix and cottage cheese.

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Comments (4)

ldyparadox99's picture
5

Used some sun dried tomatoes I had left over. Also put in several scallions instead of just 1. turned out pretty tasty.

bimbobaby's picture
5

Had this for lunch. Was delicious. I wasn't sure I would like it (not a canned tuna fan or much of a cottage cheese fan) but it all complemented each other really nicely. Used ground coriander too which was nice.

shedley's picture
4

This was really tastey and makes a change to all of the usual baked potato fillings. However I'm not sure the amounts are correct as I used a lot less tuna and still had too much! It was also VERY spicy

eitholeng's picture
4

This recipe is very tasty and filling.I had to add salt and pepper to the tuna mix.Great lunch idea.

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Tips (1)

abcdefghijord's picture
5

I added the juice of a whole lime to the tuna along with dried chilli flakes (instead of fresh chilli) and the coriander. When adding the cherry tomatoes, I de-seeded before adding them to the tuna mix. I also added homegrown chives to the cottage cheese to give it a bit more bite. I serve it with mixed leaf salad and cucumber in a balsamic dressing. I bake at 180 degrees for 70-90 minutes depending on the size and also for the crispier skin. Sometimes adding a little olive oil and salt before cooking to get a better flavour on the skin.
Great light dinner (doubled the quantity, bit too heavy for lunch time) and would definitely continue to make and recommend!

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