New potato, tuna & spinach salad

New potato, tuna & spinach salad

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Ready in 20 - 30 minutes


Serves 4
A hearty main meal salad that's easily doubled to feed a crowd

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled


  • kcal448
  • fat24g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs34g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre4g
  • protein27g
  • salt2.23g
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  • 500g small new potatoes
    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 sauce



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


  • 3 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 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • half a 225g bag washed-and-ready-to-use young leaf spinach



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

  • 2 roasted red peppers from a jar, drained and cut into strips
  • 2 x 185g cans of tuna, drained and flaked (any kind will do)



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


  1. COOK THE POTATOES: Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil. Tip in the potatoes, bring back to the boil and cook for 15-20 minutes until tender.

  2. MAKE THE DRESSING: Whisk the pesto with the olive oil and white wine vinegar and season with salt and pepper.

  3. BRING IT ALL TOGETHER: Drain the potatoes and, while they are still hot, tip them into a large bowl with the spinach, peppers and dressing. Toss everything together so the heat from the potatoes gently wilts the spinach and the dressing coats all the leaves. Now add the tuna and carefully toss again to keep the tuna in fairly large flakes. Pile on to plates and serve immediately.

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15th Jul, 2011
sweet. a good quick ans wholesome salad.
28th May, 2011
Such an easy dish to make with full of flavour.
20th Aug, 2010
make this regularly with my own roasted peppers. it's good cold too.
21st Jun, 2009
Love this recipe. So quick and easy, and cheap too!
16th Nov, 2007
I couldn't find ready-to-use young leaf spinach and found that frozen spinach leafs work just as well. I just love this salad. It makes great office lunch, too!
12th Nov, 2007
I made this using capers and radish (I couldn't find any roasted red peppers in the shop). I also used red pesto. Turned out beautifuly. A very good combination.
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