Two bean, potato & tuna salad

Two bean, potato & tuna salad

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 4
This main course salad is rich in flavour and Vitamin C - great for lunchboxes too

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal211
  • fat9g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs19g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre4g
  • protein15g
  • salt0.14g


  • 300g new potato
    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…

  • 175g green beans, trimmed and halved
  • 175g frozen soya beans
    Soya beans

    Soya beans

    soi-yah beenz

    Soya beans and soy beans are exactly the same and the names are used interchangeably according…

  • 160g can tuna in water, drained well



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

  • good handful rocket or watercress leaves



    Rocket is a very 'English' leaf, and has been used in salads since Elizabethan times. It…

For the dressing

  • 2 tsp harissa paste (we used Belazu)
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 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. Put the potatoes in a pan of boiling water, then boil for 6-8 mins until almost tender. Add both types of beans, then cook for a further 5 mins until everything is cooked. Meanwhile, make the dressing. Whisk together the harissa and vinegar in a small bowl with a little seasoning. Whisk in the oil until the dressing is thickened. Drain potatoes well, toss with half of the dressing, then leave to cool.

  2. Flake the tuna, then fold into the potatoes. Add the remaining dressing. then gently toss. Divide between 4 bowls and serve each portion with a handful of rocket or watercress on top. Serve warm or cold.

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MaxxyysMum's picture
2nd Jul, 2009
Hubby & I loved this, and it introduced us to frozen soya beans which were delicious (much to our surprise).
18th Jun, 2009
Really easy, quick and tasty with the bonus of being low fat too!
13th Jun, 2009
A good recipe made it for lunch, my husband loved it.
5th Jun, 2009
A lovely recipe, made it for friends for work, but would go great with a glass of cold wine!! Would definately make this again, probably using a little less oil and a little more paste


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